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  • The Kids' Table: Better nutrition at the end of the rainbow

    The Kids' Table: Better nutrition at the end of the rainbow
    March is National Nutrition Month, an annual celebration sponsored by the American Dietetic Association. This year's theme, Eat Right With Color, seems especially relevant for kids. All too often, children eat a rather beige diet, dominated by chicken...
  • Edwin D. Kilbourne dies at 90; virologist developed flu vaccine

    Edwin D. Kilbourne dies at 90; virologist developed flu vaccine
    Dr. Edwin D. Kilbourne, a virologist who figured out how to manufacture a new influenza vaccine each year and was a principal advisor to the U.S. government on flu, died Feb. 21 in Branford, Conn. He was 90. No cause of death was released. Kilbourne...
  • Passenger Flies Through Several Airports With Contagious Case of Measles

    Passenger Flies Through Several Airports With Contagious Case of Measles
    ALBUQUERQUE, Nm. -- Public health officials are contacting airline passengers after a woman with measles traveled through three airports earlier this week, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday. The woman...
  • 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...
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Skin cancer rates continue to climb

    Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Skin cancer rates continue to climb
    May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and while more information is available, the problem is getting worse.  Melanoma is one of the only cancers that is on the rise. "I went in the sun tan beds, when I was younger, a lot. I laid out in the sun, sometimes...
  • Report faults care of young psychiatric patients at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital

    Report faults care of young psychiatric patients at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital
    Inadequate staffing levels and lax supervision led to a series of alleged sexual attacks on youth at a prominent Chicago psychiatric hospital, according to a new report released Tuesday by the state Department of Children and Family Services. Written...
  • American Cancer Society's CPS-3 Study

    American Cancer Society's CPS-3 Study
    The American Cancer Society is looking to New York and New Jersey residents to find the 25th hour in the day to play a direct role in improving the lives of future generations. The Society will be signing up volunteers this summer for its historic...
  • 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...
  • Sprouts Confirmed as Culprit in Deadly E. Coli Outbreak

    Sprouts Confirmed as Culprit in Deadly E. Coli Outbreak
    BERLIN -- Germany said on Friday that deadly E.coli bacteria that have killed 31 people and hit farmers across Europe almost certainly came from contaminated bean sprouts grown at an organic farm in northern Germany. "It's the bean sprouts," said...
  • World No Tobacco Day: Resources available to help people in Indiana quit

    World No Tobacco Day: Resources available to help people in Indiana quit
    Fewer Hoosiers are smoking since Indiana's Tobacco Prevention and Cessation program began 10 years ago. The rate dropped from 26% to 23%, said Brandee Bastin, the Hancock County Tobacco Initiative Coordinator. Leaders with the World Health Organization...