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  • 21 endangered workplace benefits

    21 endangered workplace benefits
    Traditional pension plans, paid family leave, and even the company picnic are all on the decline. Employers have significantly cut many of the benefits they offer to workers over the past five years. Some 77 percent of companies report that benefits...
  • Mother's blood test reveals baby's sex

    Mother's blood test reveals baby's sex
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Blood drawn from expectant mothers could offer parents an earlier sneak peek at their baby's sex than methods currently used in the U.S., researchers said Tuesday. The test may be particularly valuable for families that harbor...
  • Grape seed shows small effect on blood pressure

    Grape seed shows small effect on blood pressure
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Grape seed extract is marketed as a way to guard your heart health, but clinical trials so far suggest the supplement has small effects on blood pressure and heart rate, a new review finds. Pooling the results from nine...
  • Many seniors leave the hospital without their meds

    Many seniors leave the hospital without their meds
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Seniors with chronic disease often leave the hospital without prescriptions for the medicine they were getting when they arrived, Canadian researchers said Tuesday. In some cases, that may have upped their risk of landing in...
  • Sleepless on the late shift

    Sleepless on the late shift
    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...
  • 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...
  • Center where kids died gets monitor

    Center where kids  died gets monitor
    In a rare move, Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday ordered a health monitor be placed at a troubled Chicago facility caring for children with severe developmental disabilities. The governor also instructed his senior health policy adviser to immediately draft...
  • Desks: Dirtier than toilet seats

    Desks: Dirtier than toilet seats
    The last time you wiped down your desk and shook crumbs from your keyboard was — yep, a year ago, when you knocked over a latte while munching a turkey croissant sandwich. Or was it after crunching through that bag of Cheetos? That's not good news...
  • 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...
  • Sweetened beverages come under fire in new reports

    Sweetened beverages come under fire in new reports
    The soda wars (aka sugar sweetened beverage debates) are erupting in so many different directions, it's hard to know where to start in our update. So we'll give you little sips of them all. First: Today the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity released a...
  • 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...