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  • Illinois hospitals facing Medicare penalties over infection rates

    Illinois hospitals facing Medicare penalties over infection rates
    At least six Illinois hospitals are at risk of having their Medicare payments docked this fall, the government's toughest effort yet to crack down on unnecessary infections and other patient injuries, federal records show. Included on that list is...
  • Deborah Brown: A safe bet: Banning smoking in casinos a healthy policy

    Casino company executives and industry experts recently met to discuss issues such as rapid expansion and competition in the regional gaming market at the 18th annual East Coast Gaming Congress in Atlantic City, N.J. It's unfortunate that a public health...
  • FDA has proposed e-cigarette regulations

    FDA has proposed e-cigarette regulations
    All of the unknowns surrounding e-cigarettes, along with a complete lack of oversight, prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last month to propose extending its authority to regulate them along with other tobacco products. "Currently, it doesn'...
  • HIV rates rise among young gay, bisexual men

    HIV rates rise among young gay, bisexual men
    More than three decades after the emergence of HIV and AIDS sparked a massive campaign to curb infection, public health officials in Chicago and across the country are worried by a recent uptick in diagnoses of HIV — the precursor to AIDS —...
  • Cheap beer, expensive liquor among top choices for underage binge drinkers, study shows

    Cheap beer, expensive liquor among top choices for underage binge drinkers, study shows
    Though Bud Light still rules the day, underage drinkers have some surprisingly expensive tastes when they binge, according to new research. The Boston University School of Public Health and the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns...
  • Autoridades EEUU dicen más empleados de laboratorios habrían estado expuestos a carbunco

    Por Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Las autoridades estadounidenses elevaron el viernes a 84 el número de trabajadores del Gobierno que podrían haber sido expuestos a la bacteria viva del carbunco en tres laboratorios en Atlanta, en medio de...
  • Overseas dental care a draw for some patients

    Overseas dental care a draw for some patients
    For two implants and two crowns, Raife Nopson faced more than $15,500 in dental expenses. Her insurance only covered $1,500, so the Williamsburg resident did her Internet research and landed on Ocean Dental in Cancun, Mexico. The clinic offered the same...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Balance Issues And The Risk Of Falling

    A presentation and discussion of balance issues and their impact on the risk of falling will be covered in the next Art and Science of Graceful Aging series at Duncaster Retirement Community. The session will take place on Tuesday, July 29 at 3 p.m. at...
  • Sexting in middle school linked with real-life sex, study finds

    Sexting is not a harmless activity that younger teens see as a substitute for real sex. A new study of Los Angeles middle school students finds that those who sent or received sext messages were significantly more likely than their non-sexting peers to be...
  • Highland Park rec areas getting lightning detection system

    Highland Park rec areas getting lightning detection system
    A $100,000 lightning detection system, using sensors, horns and strobe lights, will be installed this month at 10 of Highland Park's major recreational areas, and at Rosewood Beach and Moraine Park in 2015. The Park District of Highland Park chose the...
  • As imports rise, the FDA is losing its fight against foul food

    In April 2012, inspectors from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigated a seafood company in southern India that had been exporting tons of frozen yellowfin tuna to the United States. What they found wasn't appetizing: water tanks rife with...