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  • HealthSpring, Cigna Use Both Names To Market Medicare Plans

    HealthSpring and Cigna Corp. will use both company names in a new branding campaign to market Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription-drug plans. Cigna Corp. bought HealthSpring of Nashville, Tenn., for $3.8 billion in early 2012 for a larger...
  • New guidelines for treating ear infections

    New guidelines for treating ear infections
    The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute otitis media, which is doctor-speak for an ear infection. An ear infection is one of the most common maladies of early childhood and also one of...
  • When work is a workout

    When work is a workout
    At the risk of sounding like a hipster, I liked Cirque du Soleil before it was cool. It was 1994 in Vegas when I attended their "Mystere" performance. I remember seeing a man do a one-armed handstand, on a cane, atop a single pole that towered out of...
  • Atención asmáticos sobre sus inhaladores

    Atención asmáticos sobre sus inhaladores
    Atención asmáticos: La FDA ha emitido un alerta dejando saber a los consumidores que los últimos dos inhaladores que contienen clorofluorocarbonos (CFCs en inglés) y que son dañinos de la capa de ozono, serán retirados del mercado a finales de este año....
  • Interview: Chicago native 'The East' star/co-writer Brit Marling

    Interview: Chicago native 'The East' star/co-writer Brit Marling
    Brit Marling seems to have a thing for punishment. In “Another Earth,” she wrote about a woman seeking redemption following a vehicular manslaughter; in her film opening Friday, “The East,” an anarchist group seeks vengeance on...
  • Some common prescriptions linked to impotence

    Some common prescriptions linked to impotence
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Tranquilizers known as benzodiazepines and certain older antidepressants are linked with a greater chance of having erectile dysfunction (ED), according to a new survey. "Definitely it confirms the tricyclics (antidepressants)...
  • Quit-smoking treatments safe, effective: review

    Quit-smoking treatments safe, effective: review
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Popular smoking cessation treatments - such as nicotine replacements and antidepressants - improve people's chances of kicking the habit without much risk, according to a review of past research. "It seems very clear that...
  • Four students awarded merit scholarships

    Four La Cañada Flintridge high school students were named National Merit Scholarship winners on Wednesday. Brian Khin and Jeffrey Wang, seniors at Flintridge Preparatory School, both plan to study medicine this fall at USC. Tiffany Chen and Kelvin Zheng,...
  • Rouse building fitness club billed as mind-body retreat

    The planned Columbia Association fitness club inside the former Rouse Co. building is being billed as mind-body wellness retreat where customers can "relax, retreat and rejuvenate," according to consultants hired by CA to study the project. "People are...
  • Shawna Coronado, champion of gardening

    Shawna Coronado, champion of gardening
    A few years ago, Shawna Coronado was approaching 40, working in a high-pressure sales position in downtown Chicago, taking a dozen prescriptions a day. This was not fun. "I never saw the sun," Coronado says. "It was dark when I went to work and dark...
  • Report: Philip Seymour Hoffman completes detox after heroin relapse

    Report: Philip Seymour Hoffman completes detox after heroin relapse
    Philip Seymour Hoffman has left a detox center that he entered to get ahead of drug problems that are said to have been spinning out of control, according to reports. "The Master" actor revealed to TMZ that he'd started using drugs again about a year...