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  • 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...
  • FDA warns doctor: Stop touting camera as disease screening tool

    FDA warns doctor: Stop touting camera as disease screening tool
    On Dr. Joseph Mercola's popular website, women are warned against getting mammograms to screen for breast cancer. Instead, the Chicago-area physician touts thermograms — digital images of skin surface temperatures — as an early detection tool...
  • Government to food industry: More nutrients and less junk in kids' food and advertising for kids' food (please)

    Government to food industry: More nutrients and less junk in kids' food and advertising for kids' food (please)
    Manufacturers of foods pitched most heavily to kids -- breakfast cereals, snacks, carbonated beverages and restaurant fare -- should develop and reformulate their offerings to cut salt, added sugars and saturated fat and ensure they contribute...
  • Maryland's BPA ban exposes children to greater risks than the chemical itself

    Maryland's BPA ban exposes children to greater risks than the chemical itself
    Dumb ideas are often infectious — especially in the world of politics. Lawmakers in several states, for example, are considering legislation similar to a foolhardy bill that the Maryland legislature passed last month that could itself actually...
  • Asian group joins effort to fight smoking in Chicago

    Asian group joins effort to fight smoking in Chicago
    A Chicago-based health and social service agency that works with the city's Asian community plans to announce Thursday a new effort to get more Asians to stop smoking. Asian Human Services has implemented smoking-cessation workshops to counsel those...
  • A public health merger in Chicago?

    A public health merger in Chicago?
    Health care experts and some public officials are floating a radical idea as Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel prepares to take office: a full or partial merger of Chicago and Cook County's health departments. Operating a single health department with broader...
  • Locals light the way to hope

    Former Burbank Police Capt. Janice Lowers walked in memory of her mother and two former colleagues, and to celebrate the fight for survival of two dear friends. Laureen Endoso did it as a tribute to her late husband, Kenny, who lost his battle with cancer...
  • Cellphones may harm memory, pregnancy, brain cells -- in rats, mice and rabbits. Maybe.

    Cellphones may harm memory, pregnancy, brain cells --  in rats, mice and rabbits. Maybe.
    Steady exposure to the electromagnetic radiation given off by cellphones during use may disrupt fetal development, disturb memory and weaken the barrier that protects the brain from environmental toxins, says a welter of new research being presented...
  • Leading change at prestigious publication with 'intelligent innovation'

    Leading change at prestigious publication with 'intelligent innovation'
    Dr. Howard Bauchner sees a bright future for the Journal of the American Medical Association — but it might be one read on a smartphone, or in a foreign language. Bauchner, an energetic 59-year-old who plays basketball against 20-somethings and...
  • June 2, 2011

    June 2, 2011
    I don't believe the World Health Organization's "assumption" (and really, that's all you can call it, given their deeply flawed so-called "study") that cell phone use causes anything, other than a self-centered attitude in public. The same charges they...
  • City may put a lid on latest eco-trend

    City may put a lid on latest eco-trend
    Just as Chicago consumers get the hang of reusable grocery bags, a new movement has sprouted to make local grocery shopping even greener: reusable containers. Called BYOC — bring your own container — by its fans, the process involves carrying...