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  • Do kids need supplements?

    Do kids need supplements?
    When my son was 4, I tried giving him nutritional supplements to make up for his appalling diet. I mixed fish oil into his orange juice. I let him eat candylike gummy multivitamins. And I stirred a chocolate powder containing 31 fruit and vegetable...
  • Doctors draw payments from drug companies

    Doctors draw payments from drug companies
    Follow drug company money in Illinois, and it leads to the psychiatry department at Rush University Medical Center, a prominent headache clinic on the North Side of Chicago, a busy suburban urology practice and a psychiatric hospital accused of...
  • Early puberty link to breast cancer risk doesn't convince all experts

    Early puberty link to breast cancer risk doesn't convince all experts
    The earlier a girl gets her first period, the greater her risk of developing breast cancer later in life. That's because cancer risk rises the longer a woman's breast tissue is exposed to estrogens released during her menstrual cycle, so fewer...
  • Effectiveness of statins called into question

    Effectiveness of statins called into question
    As the world's most-prescribed class of medications, statins indisputably qualify for the commercial distinction of "blockbuster." About 24 million Americans take the drugs — marketed under such commercial names as Pravachol, Mevacor, Lipitor, Zocor...
  • The manly side of a woman's disease

    The manly side of a woman's disease
    Val Lucier is a male breast cancer survivor. He considers himself lucky that he detected his cancer at Stage 3B — an advanced stage in which cancer has spread into lymph nodes, and at which a patient's chance of surviving the cancer five years...
  • What the stages mean

    What the stages mean
    Caught early, breast cancer is easily treatable and survivable. As in all types of cancer, breast cancer diagnoses are broken down into stages. Each stage is based on whether or not — or how far — the cancer cells have spread. Each stage...
  • Miscarriage? Try again soon

    Miscarriage? Try again soon
    After a miscarriage, the time a woman should wait before trying for another pregnancy is controversial. Some practitioners believe that there should be no wait time; the World Health Organization encourages women to wait at least six months. A study...
  • 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...
  • Children with disabilities die on care facility's watch

    Children with disabilities die on care facility's watch
    A 4-year-old boy with severe developmental disabilities died in his nursing facility when he had difficulty breathing and no one heard the alarm on his monitor. Three weeks later, a 4-year-old girldied at the home in an almost identical way. When state...
  • Soy's connections to breast cancer now questioned

    Soy's connections to breast cancer now questioned
    Where it was once believed too much soy in a diet could increase the risk of developing breast cancer, newer findings suggest high-soy diets can reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence and death. The contradiction, in part, is prompting some health...
  • 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...