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Thousands of commuters continue to breathe high levels of lung-damaging diesel exhaust at Chicago's Union Station, in part because of nagging maintenance problems at the Old Post Office that straddles the southbound tracks. Testing by Amtrak has...
As Southern celebrity chef Paula Deen certainly knows by now, people with Type 2 diabetes are routinely blamed for causing their disease by eating junky food and making unhealthy lifestyle choices. Known for high fat recipes that raise the risk for...
For brief moments, Cassie Stanley can forget her precarious relationship with death. She forgot on Christmas morning when her family opened presents. At other times, she forgets by immersing herself in watching the Bulls or Cubs on TV in her family's...
The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation started out with a Mom trying to bribe her 7-year old son to get to his cancer treatments. She realized if she brought a small toy as a reward, at least he had something to look forward to at the end of...
Seeing the movements of a healthy hand mirroring one's own movements plays a welcome trick on the brains of arthritis sufferers, a new study shows: It reduces the perception of pain. The observation, reported this week at the Society for Neuroscience's...
The da Vinci robotic technology allows doctors to perform more precise surgeries. The technique also enables patients to recover more quickly with fewer complications in many cases. The technique is used to perform many different types of surgeries. Dr....
Every woman will experience menopause, some in the normal course of aging and some before. It can bring on a host of symptoms in addition to hot flashes. But there are things that women can do, from improving their diet and exercising to finding the right...
Many people pick quitting smoking as their New Year's resolution. But if quitting smoking was easy, most smokers would have already done it. Tobacco is highly addictive and the process isn't easy, but quitting is possible for those who really are ready...
Tribune reportersCook County prosecutors said today that they would not retry four men who won new trials late last year in a brutal 1994 murder in the Englewood neighborhood after DNA evidence from the crime linked a convicted murderer who has since died to the crime....
For the many Americans genetically programmed to add pounds, the effort to lose weight can seem doomed from the get-go. Mix in other factors no one can change — age, race, birth order — and the struggle becomes even tougher. Though innate...
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Despite popular belief, a surge of laziness and gluttony is not what's making Americans fat, says science writer and fat researcher Gary Taubes, author of "Why We Get Fat." In looking at the past 30 years, during which time obesity rates have soared,...
What's making Americans so fat? Many think the answer is that we eat too much and don't exercise enough, but the reasons are more numerous and complex, say obesity researchers. And so are the solutions. In the early 1970s, 14 percent of the adult...
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