| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Do you think you would be better at your job if you weren’t allowed to work for more than 80 hours per week? What if you were forced to clock out after working for 28 hours in a row?
If you’re a new doctor in your first years of training...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:32 AM
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...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:23 PM
A 1980s-era ban on blood donations by most gay men is out of step with current science, which has developed faster and more accurate tests for HIV-infected blood. An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which is considering the blood...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Baltimore's City Council took a significant step in the right direction for public health when it voted to ban the use of e-cigarettes in most public places. Unfortunately, the final legislation, which Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake signed last week,...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 7:29 AM
On Oct. 1, Connecticut joined 27 other states in banning e-cigarette sales to minors. That common-sense approach was supported by tobacco industry representatives as well as public health officials. The law lays out fines and timelines for anyone selling,...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Even though Ezekiel Emanuel has come under fire from the American Medical Association for his brazen views, he raises an interesting point: When we should ask ourselves whether our consumption is worth our contribution?
When Emanuel referred to a...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 2:29 PM
As President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans profess to search for common ground, both sides are preparing to lob grenades: the president with an executive action on immigration, the new Congress by making the repeal of Obamacare one of its...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 4:06 PM
"We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it ...."
— Then-U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Obamacare, March 9, 2010
Words to live by:
Thou shalt not lie. Especially when thou mess with one-sixth of the U.S. economy. And...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Is weight loss, by itself, healthy?
My belief is that the more abs I can see, the healthier I am.
This is because of what I must do to see those abs: exercise more, consume fewer barley beverages, raid my kids' candy stash less, fill up on vegetables....
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:35 PM
A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services panel has begun to consider whether to overturn a long-standing ban against accepting blood donations from gay men.
On Thursday, the HHS Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability heard...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 2:31 AM
Medicare-funded breast cancer screenings jumped 44 percent from $666 million to $962 million from 2001 to 2009, yet those added costs did not improve early detection rates among the 65 and older Medicare population, according to a Yale School of...