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  • Consumer Reports: The truth behind the hype of weight-loss shortcuts

    Admit it: When it comes to weight loss, we all want a shortcut, anything easier than good old-fashioned diet and exercise, says ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports. And thanks to medical advances, lots of tempting...
  • Readers weigh in on the sad state of medical care

    I learned a lot from readers responding to last weekend's column — an ode to my beloved doctor, who opted to retire rather than wrestle with forces turning the art of medicine into the science of numbers. I won't find another Marcus Welby clone,...
  • Weight Loss Goals Achieved Through Slow And Steady Work

    Weight Loss Goals Achieved Through Slow And Steady Work
    Wouldn't it be nice if we could wave a magic wand and lose however much weight we want. Our clothes would always fit. We wouldn't have to spend so much time in the gym and we could simply enjoy what we eat instead of having to watch it. The truth is you...
  • Unprescribed medical tests are themselves a sign of trouble

     Unprescribed medical tests are themselves a sign of trouble
    Telemarketers are bad enough. Telemarketers that prey on unsuspecting seniors are worse. A telemarketer that takes advantage of an 88-year-old woman with dementia — well, that's a whole other breed of barracuda. Long Beach resident David Eckhous...
  • Doctors' call for insurance reform sets up legislative fight in Virginia

    Doctors' call for insurance reform sets up legislative fight in Virginia
    The Medical Society of Virginia called Thursday for state regulations to streamline the pre-authorization process for prescription drugs, setting up a potential legislative fight with the insurance industry. Matt Mansell, the group's director of...
  • Contest aims to have college students solve medication compliance dilemma

    Contest aims to have college students solve medication compliance dilemma
    If only people would take their meds as prescribed, a multitude of ailments would disappear. Non-compliance with doctors' orders is one of the major issues in medical care. January marks the launch of the fourth annual Medication Adherence Team...
  • Area runners brave brutal temperatures

    Area runners brave brutal temperatures
    Tom Camacho clocked his 398th straight day of running outdoors on a frigid February morning. He shuffled across patches of ice and hopped over drifts of snow along the lakefront Monday, his navy blue jacket contrasting starkly with the surroundings....
  • Study identifies ideal plasma ratio for blood transfusions in trauma patients

    Study identifies ideal plasma ratio for blood transfusions in trauma patients
    Many patients arrive at the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center bleeding profusely, their lives depending largely on whether doctors can stop the hemorrhaging and replace the lost blood. But doctors at trauma units around the country use...
  • The Illinois Turnaround (plain text version)

    The Illinois Turnaround (plain text version)
     Gov. Bruce Rauner distributed the following 44-point plan on two pages prior to his speech Wednesday under the heading " The Illinois Turnaround." This is a text version of the original .pdf file: 1. Economic Growth and Jobs Package  Pass a phased-in...
  • 'Keepsake' ultrasounds still popular, despite FDA warnings

    'Keepsake' ultrasounds still popular, despite FDA warnings
    Yolanda Favela has already seen her baby boy yawn and suck his thumb and knows he has a head full of hair — and she hasn't even met him yet. Like many pregnant women, Favela visited an ultrasound center to view her unborn baby on a machine that...
  • Medical marijuana could help decrease overdoses

    Medical marijuana could help decrease overdoses
    In the article "Overdose patients repeatedly end up in hospital" (Dec. 30), The Sun highlighted a number of strategies to deal with epidemic problem of narcotic abuse. Not mentioned, however, is an article from the August 2014 Journal of the American...