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  • 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...
  • Topinka held early elective office in high school in Lake Forest

    Topinka held early elective office in high school in Lake Forest
    Judy Baar Topinka had already developed her “no B.S. approach” to politics as class president of her high school in Lake Forest. After a 30-year career in elective office — including 12 years as state treasurer — Topinka passed...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • AMA building sold to Boston investment firm for $140M

    AMA building sold to Boston investment firm for $140M
    The distinctive, 29-story office tower at 515 N. State St. in River North is set to be sold by an investment group led by Swiss bank UBS to Boston-based real estate investment firm Beacon Capital Partners for close to $140 million, according to sources...
  • Make A List, Check It Twice

    Let's say you didn't get what you really wanted this holiday season — to drop 20 pounds and develop muscles — while eating all the things you know you shouldn't. Santa is good, but he's not a miracle worker. So now that the holidays are over,...
  • Denying death with dignity is cruel and unusual punishment

    To the editor: I cannot help but respond to the article on Colorado resident Julie Selsberg and her father's plea to die. Recently, my mother and sisters watched our father die of cancer. Like Selsberg's father, mine suffered terribly. ("In Colorado,...
  • Dr. Leon E. Kassel, internal medicine physician, dies at 92

    Dr. Leon E. Kassel, internal medicine physician, dies at 92
    Dr. Leon E. Kassel, a retired internal medicine physician who set up and ran the outpatient program at Sinai Hospital, died Dec. 2 of congestive heart failure. He was 92. Known for his diligent care for his patients, Dr. Kassel was a resident of the...