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  • Tropical fruit health claims intrigue reader

    Tropical fruit health claims intrigue reader
    Q: I have a question about a fruit from St. Lucia.  It is supposed to have cancer fighting properties and is delicious, according to my best friend.  Her boyfriend is from St. Lucia and she has had the fruit there and wonders about what a good source...
  • White House gives sick Americans more time to select a health plan

    White House gives sick Americans more time to select a health plan
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration moved Thursday to help tens of thousands of sick Americans who have struggled to enroll in health coverage for next year because of problems with the rollout of new insurance marketplaces created by the...
  • Health risks for police using radar guns?

    Q: Your recent column on local police being prohibited from using radar for speed monitoring was interesting and brought another aspect of that subject to mind. Years ago an area woman established a scholarship fund for children of state police in...
  • Restaurants auction specialties to benefit cancer research

    Restaurants auction specialties to benefit cancer research
    The upcoming chefs' auction in Orland Park is an opportunity to sample fare from a dozen restaurants under one roof, win a special prize and raise money for charity. The Village of Orland Park is partnering with the American Cancer Society to present...
  • Silver Cross speeds lung cancer treatment

    Silver Cross speeds lung cancer treatment
    Doctors at Silver Cross Hospital are pooling their expertise to help evaluate and plan a course of treatment for patients with lung cancer in hours instead of weeks. Speedy diagnosis and treatment is especially important, according to specialists who...
  • Drilling down on the necessity of dental X-rays

    Drilling down on the necessity of dental X-rays
    When my son and daughter were youngsters, once a year I'd have a disagreement with their pediatric dentist. He wanted to do routine annual X-rays, and I would protest because neither child ever had any cavities. His response: Dental X-rays are an...
  • Naperville Marathon registration opens

     Naperville Marathon registration opens
    Registration for this year's Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon is proceeding at a swift pace. General sign-up for the second-ever race doesn't begin until March 8, but pre-registration started this week for those running to raise funds...
  • MRI not intended to be used in place of a mammogram

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why is a mammogram the standard screening tool used to look for breast cancer? Wouldn't MRI catch the disease earlier? ANSWER: For most women, mammograms work well as a screening test for breast cancer. Magnetic resonance imaging of the...
  • Studies highlight treatment realities and promising new drugs

     Studies highlight treatment realities and promising new drugs
    234,000 number of Americans who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Men account for 2,240 cases. An estimated 40,000 will die from the disease. 55.9% of black women on Medicare who were told they...
  • Keeping up the fight against breast cancer while raising the kids

    Keeping up the fight against breast cancer while raising the kids
    As a full-time student and single mother of five, Theclia Holloway had little time to spare for a mammogram. So she put it off for two years, and when the doctor called her in for more extensive tests after the mammogram, she was in the midst of midterms,...
  • Wellness quantified: These 6 healthy habits will save you money

    It's no secret that we all should say no to those super-jumbo fries and yes to the treadmill. But even if the idea of physical well-being isn't enough incentive to join the yoga-pants-clad masses, what if we told you there are financial benefits, as well?...