| Jun 12, 2011
| 9:24 PM
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...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 1:14 PM
The Walnut Cheese Company is recalling mozzarella cheese products manufactured on April 21 because they might have been contaminated with an antibiotic, the Illinois Department of Public Health said in a release today.
According to the release, the...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 3:26 PM
The deadly outbreak of E. coli in Germany that has taken 22 lives and sickened some 2,200 is a reminder both of how vulnerable we can be to food-borne illness and how important it is to have a strong food safety system.
American health officials...
| Jun 8, 2011
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...
| Jun 11, 2011
Now that organic beans sprouts grown in Germany have been pinpointed as the likely source of the European E. coli outbreak, consumers must confront growing doubts about the vegetable.
Although German officials believe most of the contaminated sprouts ...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 3:00 AM
When I met a woman I'll call "Mary" in Luwingu, a remote district in northern Zambia, she had already seen three of her children die. She did not know that she had contracted HIV until she arrived at the clinic where for the past few months I had been...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 12:49 PM
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...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 2:38 PM
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...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Shirley Ann Frazier McKitterick, 82, passed away peacefully November 18th, 2011 at her home. She was born November 29, 1928, the daughter of Theodore and Mabel Frazier of Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from Southeast High School in 1946. Shirley...
| Dec 27, 2010
Think saccharin is unsafe? You may want to think again.
Saccharin was first identified as a hazardous, potentially cancer-causing chemical by the Food and Drug Administration in the 1970s. But since that time it has slowly been exonerated by state and...
| Dec 30, 2010
Are you always tired? Do you have trouble concentrating or get frequent headaches? If you work odd hours, you might have Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD).
"Shift Work Sleep Disorder is when someone has trouble sleeping because you work nights or have...