| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Arlington Heights took another stand against electronic cigarettes by including them in its long-standing smoking ban.
"We're being cautious. We're setting it on the same field as cigarettes because the smoke is the same nuisance," Trustee Joseph Farwell...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:32 PM
As a cardiologist and president of the American Heart Association’s Midwest Affiliate board of directors, I’d like to applaud Rep. Dan Burke and Sen. John Mulroe for their support of the Lauren Laman Law, House Bill 3724. The bill, which...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that the average American consumes more than 22 teaspoons of added sugars every day. Sugars and syrups are injected into processed foods, stirred in during cooking, or sprinkled on at the table. But how much...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:44 AM
A healthy diet includes nutrient-rich food from all the food groups — especially fruits and vegetables. To get the vitamins, minerals and fiber you need, the American Heart Association recommends cutting back on beverages and foods with added...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Artificial trans fat still lurks in our food, at least at the Joe’s Crab Shack chain, according to a health watchdog group.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest said Wednesday that the Houston-based seafood restaurant company uses a blend...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 11:59 AM
More than 850 supporters turned out for the American Heart Association's Chicago Heart Ball at Navy Pier on April 12.
The organization raised $2.6 million — making this year's event a record-breaker — to support its mission of building...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Carrie O'Connor thought she was a fairly healthy 35-year-old who went on daily jogs and ate well.
Then, more than a year ago, she suffered back-to-back heart attacks.
The first hit while she was treating herself to baubles at Smyth Jewelers in...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Reporter Meredith Cohn's recent article about the World Health Organization's new sugar recommendations highlighted the concerns of medical and public health experts over the epidemic of childhood obesity ("Officials urge consumers to cut back on sugar,"...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:52 PM
Bariatric surgery did more to improve symptoms of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol after three years than intensive treatment with drugs alone, according to new results from a closely watched clinical trial involving patients who were...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:24 AM
On a crisp spring morning, chef David Thomas stands in the kitchen of his Parkville cafe, Herb & Soul, prepping for a busy day of cooking.
Plastic tubs overflow with fresh kale, while shelves hold spices that will impart flavor to the chef's Old Bay...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Toni Coleman used to turn to two key ingredients when cooking: sugar and salt.
The 68-year-old retired federal government worker figured it probably wasn't healthy, but food just didn't taste good without it.
After taking classes offered by the...