| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:22 PM
This week through July 24, about 40,000 Boy Scouts and their leaders are descending on a vast encampment in the hills of southern West Virginia to engage in traditional Boy Scout pastimes — hiking, shooting, repelling, orienteering, swimming,...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Autopsy results revealed this afternoon that heat contributed in the death of a South Side woman, bringing the number to at least two deaths where heat was a factor in this week's heat wave.
Hazel Perisee, 62, of the 1800 block of West 79th Street, was...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Living Well workshop
The Washington County Living Well coalition is sponsoring a Living Well (Chronic Disease Self-Management) Workshop. The Living Well workshops help people with chronic diseases learn skills to manage their symptoms and get the most...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:25 AM
Autopsy results revealed this afternoon that heat contributed to the death of a west suburban woman, bringing to at least three the number of deaths in which the recent heat was a factor.
Joan Kaluzny, 83, of the 4600 block of St. Charles Road in...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Of the many powers mothers wield, few are more extraordinary than the power to nudge a child's health prospects in one direction or another simply by having incubated that child in her womb. Research is uncovering more and more instances in which a...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:36 AM
Heat played a role in the death of a 70-year-old west suburban woman found dead Sunday, the Cook County medical examiner's office said Monday.
Elizabeth Darlinger, of the 1400 block of North 45th Avenue in Stone Park, was pronounced dead at her home...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:09 PM
After a decade of rancorous debate over the risks and benefits of menopausal hormone therapy, experts from more than a dozen top medical organizations worldwide have finally come to something resembling a consensus. What did they decide, and why are women...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My sister goes to an anti-aging specialist who recommends she take HGH to slow aging. Does this work? Is it safe?
ANSWER: Human growth hormone, or HGH, in a synthetic form can be safe and useful as a treatment for some medical...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Hormone replacement therapy has plummeted among U.S. women since the Women’s Health Initiative cut short its Estrogen Plus Progestin Trial in 2002, when study results revealed that women who took the two-hormone therapy suffered adverse effects...
| Dec 21, 2008
They were some of the most promising medicines of the 1990s -- wonder pills that appeared to fight cancer, heart disease, stroke and other ailments.
Laboratory tests and initial studies in people suggested that lowly vitamins could play a crucial role in...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Obesity in America is an epidemic. The percentage of population that is overweight or obese has never been higher. Along with this phenomenon go higher rates of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and joint problems such as arthritis. Obesity is a...