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  • How to make a better Big Mac

    McDonald's Golden Arches have been tarnished by a food safety scandal in China, labor issues in America and flat U.S. sales. To restore the shine to those arches, it's time for the fast-food behemoth to acknowledge the growing consumer demand for food...
  • Former Bears linebacker Tim Shaw battles ALS

    Former Bears linebacker Tim Shaw battles ALS
    "It is almost a gift to have someone tell you when they think you are going to die. Imagine all the petty, insignificant, unworthy things you spend time thinking about and doing in your life. When someone tells you that you don't have much time, you are...
  • Take the Time to Eat Right

    Take the Time to Eat Right
    Take the Time to Eat Right By: Linda Doell A lot of people aren’t eating their vegetables. Or fruit for that matter. It could be just a matter of time – people are too busy to cook at home and more frequently turn to processed foods....
  • Gambling with your health at Sands casino

    I enjoy trips to the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem to play the slots, but the smoke can be annoying. Although there is a nonsmoking room, it's very small. I am mystified as to why smoking is allowed in casinos in Pennsylvania but banned for virtually...
  • 2 dead as O.C. West Nile outbreak grows

    2 dead as O.C. West Nile outbreak grows
    Two Orange County residents have died of West Nile virus in the past week as the county's number of human infections has grown fivefold this month and appears to be "spiraling out of control," health officials said Thursday. The county Health Care...
  • Ebola screening added to intake procedures for some U. of I. international students

    Ebola screening added to intake procedures for some U. of I. international students
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, while conducting its usual health screenings of international students this semester, devoted a few extra minutes to discussing the Ebola outbreak with those who arrived from the West African countries...
  • African-Americans may be getting inferior breastfeeding advice

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mothers who give birth in areas with higher concentrations of African-Americans are less likely to get breastfeeding support on maternity wards than mothers in other communities, a new study shows. Breastfeeding provides...
  • Lose weight to gain brain power? Study says it may work

    Lose weight to gain brain power? Study says it may work
    Weight-loss surgery can make you thinner. But can it make you smarter too? It’s a question that scientists have wondered about, since they know the reverse is true. Studies have shown that brain function declines in people who have too many...
  • George Panichas: Motorcyclists without helmets have the right to ride foolishly

    Conduct the following experiment. Stand in front of a stone wall approximately waist high, bend over a bit and then relax your muscles completely so that your face smashes directly into the wall. Then do the same thing while wearing a high quality full-...
  • Homework for parents as school starts

    Homework for parents as school starts
    Summer vacation is over. Not great news if you're a kid. But some of you parents may feel more than ready to send your charges back to school. But are you? Are you really? Here are a few things to consider. Vaccinations What to do? Make sure your...
  • A few (impolite) questions about the ice bucket challenge

    Americans are probably not unique in the world in treating philanthropy as a sort of game, with the goal of making it go down painlessly. The ice bucket challenge sweeping the nation--or at least those parts of it accessible by Facebook and Twitter--...