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  • From Sun Magazine: Earliest intervention

    From Sun Magazine: Earliest intervention
    When Ginny Russo goes into labor sometime at the end of May, her first call will be to her doctor. Her second: to the researchers who want to collect her baby's placenta, umbilical cord blood and first dirty diaper. They're part of the same crew that,...
  • Resident held in nursing home fire

    Resident held in nursing home fire
    A nursing home fire early today that sent one resident to the hospital for smoke inhalation was set by a mentally ill housemate who had lived at the facility for many years, according to an official at the facility. Patrick O’Brien, administrator...
  • Radiation Detected in Sacramento, Levels Not Harmful

    A radiation monitor in California has detected a trace of radioactive material from the stricken nuclear power plant in Japan, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization said Friday, but an Environmental Protection Agency spokesman said it has found...
  • Local boy accepted to research program

    Local boy accepted to research program
    Reece LoCicero, the 5-year-old La Crescenta Elementary School kindergarten student suffering from an undiagnosed illness, has been accepted into an elite research program at the National Institutes of Health, officials confirmed Friday. The child and...
  • From art to intervention

    From art to intervention
    Prayer alone was no longer enough for Lisa Ballantine, who watched the families fill their baby bottles with murky river water that sickened and even killed their children. After returning from a yearlong mission trip to the Dominican Republic in 2000,...
  • Kansas Lawmakers OK Bill Limiting Late-Term Abortions

    Kansas Lawmakers OK Bill Limiting Late-Term Abortions
    Changes are in store for women seeking abortions in Kansas after lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill that would restrict late-term abortions. The legislation ties the restrictions to some research that shows that a fetus can feel pain later in a...
  • Pregnancy myths

    Pregnancy myths
    Once a woman becomes visibly pregnant, it isn't long before she's being asked extremely personal questions by complete strangers: "Are you going to have an epidural or go natural? "You're not drinking alcohol, are you?" "Have you tried ginger for...
  • Report: City health dept. still needs reform

    The city Inspector General's Office today criticized the Chicago Department of Public Health for failing to correct several deficiencies in its inventory management uncovered more than two years ago. The problems with tracking vaccine, drug, and clinical...
  • American Cancer Society Holds Fundraiser

    PIX11 teamed up with the American Cancer Society for its "Relay For Life" Fundraiser Saturday at New York University in the village. In attendance were cancer survivors, their caretakers and their loved ones. Peggy Ludwig and her son, Adam Butterfield,...
  • Hospitals drowning in noise

    Hospitals drowning in noise
    At 3:15 p.m. on a weekday, the busy eighth floor of Chicago's St. Joseph Hospital is buzzing with noise. Alarms beep incessantly. The elevator dings each time the doors open. During the shift change, the "cocktail party effect" kicks in; people talk...
  • Study Links Bullying With Family Violence

    Study Links Bullying With Family Violence
    ATLANTA -- While bullies and their victims traffic in threats, taunts and fights in the schoolyard, a report on Thursday showed those on both sides are also more likely to live with violence at home. Violent family encounters were most common among youth...