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  • How extreme heat attacks the body

    How extreme heat attacks the body
    The moment you step into oppressive heat, the body senses life-threatening danger and starts fighting to keep things cool. The heart beats faster as it increases the flow of blood to the skin, trying to keep critical internal organs from overheating. But...
  • 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,...
  • High-profile 2009 chronic fatigue syndrome study in dispute

    The journal that published a high-profile paper linking chronic fatigue syndrome to a retrovirus is now investigating allegations that a figure in that report was manipulated. The appearance in Science of the 2009 paper caused an immediate sensation...
  • Patients at heart of medical device issue

    Patients at heart of medical device issue
    Antonitsa Vlahoulis knew as she slipped into unconsciousness on the operating room table that her surgeon would choose which medical device she would receive to fix her leaky heart valve. But when a warranty card arrived in the mail for the device...
  • Illinois public health director leaving for Chicago State University

    Illinois public health director leaving for Chicago State University
    Gov. Pat Quinn’s office announced today that the state’s top doctor is leaving government for the world of academia. Dr. Damon T. Arnold, who served as the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, will join the staff at Chicago...
  • Hurricane planning? Remember the pets

    Hurricane planning? Remember the pets
    As Hurricane Irene approaches, it's important to keep pets in mind while planning for the storm -- or any other potential disasters. Maryland Emergency Management Agency is urging people to plan ahead for this weekend's potentially extreme weather event...
  • Illinois moves to close troubled nursing home

    Illinois moves to close troubled nursing home
    Saying they wanted to avoid more casualties, state authorities took steps Thursday to shut down the troubled Alden Village North nursing home, where numerous disabled children have died in recent years. "We don't want another tragedy to occur," said...
  • What's normal for bloodwork?

    What's normal for bloodwork?
    Your doctor just wants to run a few tests. But when your bloodwork comes back, you're told the results are "out of the normal range." Should you be alarmed? Laboratory testing is a critical and often mysterious aspect of health care. An estimated 60...
  • More suffer from hearing loss than expected, study shows

    More suffer from hearing loss than expected, study shows
    One in five Americans has significant hearing loss, far more than previously thought, according to new research that has scientists warning of an impending public health threat. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University say the growing number of...
  • Clinic filling cavities, and a void

    Clinic filling cavities, and a void
    Tomas Rivera feels fortunate. He found a dentist in the Englewood neighborhood that his 6-year-old son adores. "It's hard to find a good doctor. We got lucky with him," Rivera said. It hasn't been easy. When the economy slowed, Rivera, 36, lost the...
  • Whooping cough cases increasing across Chicago area

    Whooping cough cases increasing across Chicago area
    Hailey Davis, of far northwest suburban Huntley, went to the doctor's office hoping to get medication to stop her cough and runny nose. She learned she didn't have the flu or a common cold. After a few doctor visits in late September, Davis, 18, was...