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  • Sodium countdown

    Sodium countdown
    How much does one teaspoon of salt hold? More and more Americans will likely find out the hard way, now that federal officials want people to reduce their daily sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams, or about 1 teaspoon of salt. The call comes in...
  • Power up with hidden superfoods

    Power up with hidden superfoods
    Acai berries, mangosteen and macqui berries — they've all been deemed superfoods because of their high antioxidant status. Even mainstream fruits such as blueberries have joined the superfoods club, thanks to research proving their health benefits....
  • Can e-books cause insomnia?

    Experts will field questions on common sleep mistakes. Myth: Watching TV in my bedroom and working on my laptop in bed helps me wind down and fall asleep.   Fact: Doing work, watching TV and using the computer, both close to bedtime and especially in...
  • Caveman diet draws grunts from nutritionists

    Caveman diet draws grunts from nutritionists
    Would adopting the diet our caveman ancestors supposedly ate allow modern-day Americans live longer, healthier lives? Proponents of the Paleo diet (for Paleolithic) say that meals packed with fresh fruits and vegetables and heavy doses of lean...
  • How to lose weight: A cardiologist's story

    How to lose weight: A cardiologist's story
    When Naperville cardiologist Ann Davis decided to get serious about losing weight, she fished around in her purse for a crumpled and sticky piece of paper. Three months earlier, while at a restaurant with her kids, she'd scribbled down the name of a...
  • Mummy's Arteries Show Signs of Heart Diseas

    Mummy's Arteries Show Signs of Heart Diseas
    A Kansas City doctor has found the earliest evidence of Heart Disease in humans! He's part of a team that's identified plaque in the heart arteries of a 3500-year-old mummy. Dr. Randall Thompson of St. Luke's Hospital was part of a team who checked out a...
  • Foundation mends Vietnamese hearts that may have been stricken by wartime use of Agent Orange

    Foundation mends Vietnamese hearts that may have been stricken by wartime use of Agent Orange
    As she so often does, Marichia Simcik Arese will host one of her unusual crafts boutiques this weekend at her Pacific Palisades home. And two days after that she will head for Vietnam to encourage the disabled young artists who create chic water bottle...
  • Next stop: Fresh produce

    Next stop: Fresh produce
    In Steven Casey's Englewood neighborhood, milk and eggs, bread and bologna are easy to find. "In the 'hood, you can get meat all day long," he said. "It may not be good meat, but it's there." What's more difficult to find, Casey said, are what his...
  • Coffee studies should warm your heart

    Coffee studies should warm your heart
    Looking for a reason to not give up your coffee habit? Here's one possibility: heart health. Numerous studies in recent years have reported that drinking coffee may be good for the cardiovascular system and might even help prevent strokes. Just last...
  • Little Company of Mary steps up as a primary stroke center

    Little Company of Mary steps up as a primary stroke center
    When Joseph Smiley fainted in front of his home on a recent evening, the quick thinking of neighbors and expert doctors and nurses helped turn the life-threatening incident into a stroke success story. Neighbors called 911, and an ambulance sped Smiley,...
  • Drop in testosterone can affect sexual desire in men and women

    Drop in testosterone can affect sexual desire in men and women
    A dizzying number of factors can conspire against sexual desire as midlife approaches: depression, medications, illness, career worries, financial pressures, marriage troubles, young children in the home (or an empty nest), the sense that life is half...