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  • NYC officials want high-sodium warning on menus

    NYC officials want high-sodium warning on menus
    NEW YORK — New York City could become the first city in the United States to require a warning label on high-sodium menu items at chain restaurants, health officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The city's Health Department will propose...
  • Break out the magnifying glass: Author traveling to Tick Central

    Break out the magnifying glass: Author traveling to Tick Central
    I like snakes. I'm not scared of them. I swim in lakes and don't worry about stepping on a snake or being bitten by alligators. But one creature does give me pause. More than that — it scares me silly. I'm afraid of ticks, specifically deer ticks,...
  • Americans are unlikely to contract MERS, health experts say

     Americans are unlikely to contract MERS, health experts say
    Just as peak summer season was gearing up, Koreatown travel agent Chris Chang began receiving dozens of calls from travelers concerned about an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in South Korea. MERS, a severe, flu-like illness, was...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Take supplements safely

    Environmental Nutrition More than half of Americans use dietary supplements, including multivitamins and botanical supplements, in tablet, capsule, liquid and powder form, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While dietary supplements --...
  • Health Calendar: Fair to promote HIV awareness set for June 27

    Health screenings, events and support groups throughout the county. EVENTS DEMENTIA 102: BrightStar Care will present "How Things Change" at 1 p.m. June 24 at Park Place Senior Center, 414 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan. This interactive program will help...
  • Is baby recession over? US births up after years of decline

    It appears the baby recession really is over: Preliminary figures show U.S. births were up last year for the first time in seven years. About 53,000 more babies were born in 2014 than the year before — a 1 percent increase. Births were up for...
  • Officials trace Illinois contacts of woman with rare TB

    The Illinois Department of Public Health is working to identify people who may have been in contact with a woman who has a rare and deadly form of hard-to-treat tuberculosis. State health officials said Tuesday they are continuing to work with local...
  • Report: West Virginia has highest drug overdose death rate

    West Virginia has the highest rate of overdose deaths in the U.S., according to a report released Wednesday, further spotlighting Appalachia's festering drug abuse problem that is also fueling a rise in hepatitis C in one of the nation's poorest regions....
  • U.S. birth rate finally rises, thanks to moms in their 30s and early 40s

    U.S. birth rate finally rises, thanks to moms in their 30s and early 40s
    The nation’s birth rate rose 1% last year as parents in the U.S. welcomed nearly 4 million babies into the world, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That increase may not sound like much, but it’...
  • Rhode Island toddler dies of suspected bacterial infection

    More than a dozen children at a day care have been given preventative antibiotics as a precaution after a toddler there died of a suspected bacterial infection, the state Department of Health said Wednesday. The 13-month-old child, whose name has not...
  • Take precautions against Lyme disease

    Take precautions against Lyme disease
    Like many people, I love to be outdoors. Hiking trails and forest preserves call to me. There have been many occasions after a hike when my husband or I have found a tick somewhere on us. We know about deer ticks. We have heard about Lyme disease. We...