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  • As the flu season gets under way, health experts urge vaccination, tout new choices

    As the flu season gets under way, health experts urge vaccination, tout new choices
    It's the time of year once again for body aches, intense coughing and fever — common symptoms of seasonal flu. But the good news is that more and more people are getting flu shots, guarding them against complications that could land them in the...
  • Doctors group supports fight on drug shortages

    Doctors group supports fight on drug shortages
    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The American Medical Association threw its support behind government efforts to ensure the supply of lifesaving medicines but stopped short of recommending financial penalties against drug companies. The influential doctors' lobby...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Moms who planned C-sections report high satisfaction, study says

    Moms who planned C-sections report high satisfaction, study says
    Dawn Cofiell was adamantly opposed to delivering her son Donovan by cesarean section three years ago, but a complication made it unavoidable. The experience was so smooth, pain-free and convenient that she surprised her doctor with requests to plan the...
  • Communities form to decrease infant mortality rate among blacks

    Communities form to decrease infant mortality rate among blacks
    When Kamela Beltran lost her third baby to yet another miscarriage, this one at 22 weeks of pregnancy, she was angry with God. "I asked why. I didn't do drugs. I was married. I didn't have an abortion. Why is God doing this to me?" Beltran said. Beltran...
  • Doctors call for preventive measures in wake of pertussis outbreaks

    Doctors call for preventive measures in wake of pertussis outbreaks
    When a series of whooping cough cases spread through a northwest suburban high school this fall, school officials knew they had to act quickly to try to stem the outbreak. Cleaning crews at Cary-Grove High School scrubbed down and repeatedly sanitized...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Eat, drink and be heart healthy this holiday season

    Eat, drink and be heart healthy this holiday season
    If you're not already convinced that eating sensibly can help prevent a heart attack, consider this: a new study by researchers at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs just revealed that eating an unusually large or heavy meal can trigger one. Holiday...