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  • Don't fall prey to Obamacare scammers

    If you don't know much about Obamacare other than most people must have health insurance or pay a penalty, you're not alone. The president's grand undertaking is as confusing as it is controversial. And that makes it a perfect opportunity for con...
  • Expert's new career prescription: Forget about becoming a doctor

    Expert's new career prescription: Forget about becoming a doctor
    I was talking to Regnal Jones recently about the Chicago Area Health and Medical Careers Program, where he's been executive director since 1985 and has helped nearly 5,000 students from underrepresented racial and socioeconomic groups enter the health...
  • Women told they have breast 'cancer' more likely to want surgery

    Women told they have breast 'cancer' more likely to want surgery
    Women were more likely to want surgery when they were told they had a type of breast cancer than when the diagnosis was a breast lesion or a group of abnormal cells — even though all three scenarios described the same disease. The findings, reported...
  • Prevent peripheral artery disease

    Eliminating four risk factors can reduce PAD cases. When it comes to peripheral artery disease (PAD) among men, common risk factors have a strong cumulative effect. That's among the findings of a recent Harvard study published in The Journal of the...
  • Q&A: Ask the pediatrician! Dr. Diana Blythe answers your questions about kids' health

    <b>Q&A:</b> Ask the pediatrician! Dr. Diana Blythe answers your questions about kids' health
    Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
  • Hepatitis C not responsive to herbal therapy

    Q: I just found out that I have hepatitis C. I feel fine. I heard that milk thistle is good for the liver. Does it help people with hepatitis C? A: More than 3 million Americans are infected with the virus that causes hepatitis C. About three-quarters of...
  • Trying to lose weight? Don't go it alone, study says

    Trying to lose weight? Don't go it alone, study says
    For the 78 million American adults who are obese and may be ready to lose a significant amount of weight, a new study has some advice: Don't go it alone. The study was conducted with a grant from Weight Watchers International and carried out, in part,...
  • Break the sugar habit and help your health in the process

    Our sugar-laden diet is literally killing us. That's the conclusion of a study reported at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association in March (2013). The study authors attributed 180,000 annual deaths worldwide--25,000 in the United States...
  • The Kids' Doctor: Text messaging powerful new way to remind parents of flu shot season

    http://www.kidsdr.com Even with temperatures still steamy in many parts of the country, it's time to start thinking about getting your annual flu shot. You heard it here first! Our clinic and many others across the country are opening up their first...
  • News briefs: Harvard study: Benefits of quitting smoking trump subsequent weight gain

    Many people delay an attempt to stop smoking because of possible weight gain that may follow. But a new study concludes that a few extra pounds won't hurt your heart as much as smoking will. The findings, published March 13, 2013, in The Journal of the...
  • California insurance exchange chief has health reform 'in his bones'

    California insurance exchange chief has health reform 'in his bones'
    Republicans in Congress are railing against the healthcare law as a government takeover of medicine. The massive program will harm patients and cost far too much, critics say. Supporters are being branded as socialists. This isn't just the latest...