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  • Nursing homes and the mentally ill: State Senate will hold hearing on improving safety

    Nursing homes and the mentally ill: State Senate will hold hearing on improving safety
    State senators will hold a hearing Thursday in Chicago to examine ways to improve safety at nursing homes, where a high number of felons with mental illness has led to reports of assaults, rape and even murder. Legislators will hear testimony from...
  • Here's what the experts say and how they differ

    Does it make sense to offer cancer screenings to older adults? Experts' opinions vary. The Tribune asked several leading organizations to describe their policies for people considered to be low risk, without symptoms of potential illness: PROSTATE CANCER...
  • Natural remedies for common vacation ailments

    Natural remedies for common vacation ailments
    While summer vacations symbolize fun and quality time together for families, they can frequently be strained with unplanned health problems. As any parent knows, traveling with kids can be challenging enough without any extra surprises. So rather than...
  • Trying to define binge eating disorder

    Trying to define binge eating disorder
    Binge eating was long seen by psychiatrists as an unusual symptom of major depression or an anxiety disorder. After all, it seemed sometimes to lessen or yield to antidepressants and psychotherapy -- both aimed primarily at treating depression or anxiety....
  • Bagged salad safety: Rising threat of food-borne illness lurks in convenient packages of leafy greens

    Bagged salad safety: Rising threat of food-borne illness lurks in convenient packages of leafy greens
    A growing threat for food-borne illnesses comes attractively packaged, is stunningly convenient and is increasingly popular with shoppers looking for healthy meals: ready-to-eat leafy greens that make putting together a green salad as easy as opening a...
  • An exhausting battle over adrenal fatigue

    An exhausting battle over adrenal fatigue
    "Adrenal fatigue" is the sort of diagnosis that might hit home during a late-night Internet search. Do you, for example, have trouble waking up in the morning without caffeine? Do you crave salty foods? Do people seem a lot more irritating than in the...
  • Recession Weighs on Waistlines

    Recession Weighs on Waistlines
    The economic downturn is busting wallets and bursting waistlines as consumers shift their eating habits to help their budgets. With unemployment in the double digits, consumers who find themselves increasingly strapped have turned to cheaper means to...
  • Keep kids hydrated

    Keep kids hydrated
    Once summer hits, many kids want to spend all day, every day playing outside. In addition to wearing cool clothing, sunscreen, hats and sunglasses, it's important to send kids outdoors with enough water to drink to avoid becoming dehydrated....
  • Diabetes may create a chasm between patient, doctor

    Diabetes may create a chasm between patient, doctor
    Ask the average healthcare worker about the biggest problem in diabetes care today and he or she will probably tell you that it's getting patients to "control" their blood sugar levels. The concept of control is rampant in healthcare. With puffed...
  • What's in your shopping bag? Bacteria

    What's in your shopping bag? Bacteria
    Way to go, all you planet-saving shoppers who've made the switch to reusable bags! But consider: "Reusable" doesn't mean "self-cleaning." Researchers at the University of Arizona and Loma Linda University queried shoppers headed into grocery stores in...
  • 10 Things to Tell Your Primary Doc

    10 Things to Tell Your Primary Doc
    Have you and your spouse stopped having sex? Are you using the right protection to avoid serious illness? Are you happy at work? What about your financial situation? Strapped for cash? You must -- MUST -- divulge these and other personal aspects of...