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  • EPA seizes Crestwood files

    Federal agents raided government offices in south suburban Crestwood on Wednesday, less than two weeks after a Tribune investigation revealed the village had secretly pumped drinking water from a polluted well for more than two decades. Acting on a...
  • Needles and Doctors

    Soothing your child's fears -- and maybe your own, too Two-year-old Dante Young is just moments from being rolled into the operating room, but there's no time, or need, for tears. Dante is too busy watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and playing with his...
  • Staying healthy while traveling

    Staying healthy while traveling
    Let's all take a deep breath. Sure the swine flu news is making us nervous -- very nervous -- just when millions of us are planning our much-needed summer vacations. But that doesn't mean we should grab the kids and huddle under the covers. We just have...
  • MILITARY DEATHS

    The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Iraq or who died at a U.S. military hospital of an illness contracted in Iraq: Christopher D. Loza, 24, of Abilene, Texas; sergeant, Army. Loza died of a non-...
  • Swine flu scare gives hospital a practice run

    In the emergency room at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, where scores of frightened people arrived last week to have their nerves eased and their fevers abated, the triage was simple: Those complaining of flu symptoms were masked and separated from...
  • How to Protect Yourself During H1N1 Pandemic

    How to Protect Yourself During H1N1 Pandemic
    The World Health Organization has declared a swine flu pandemic; the first global flu epidemic in 41 years. In the United States alone, there are more than 13,000 cases and at least 27 deaths from swine flu. Officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease...
  • Exercise May Reduce the Risk of Colds and Flu

    Things are heating up for those of us headed to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. I am looking forward to being there as team physician for the U.S. Speedskating team. In that role, I take care of team members' injuries and their basic medical needs....
  • The Benefits of Prostate Exams

    The Benefits of Prostate Exams
    There is now a partial answer to one of the most controversial questions in medicine: whether men should get blood tests that screen for prostate cancer. Experts say a new study shows that for men likely to die within 10 years - whether due to age or...
  • Nursing home raids net 8 arrests

    For the second time in five weeks, authorities on Tuesday swept two Chicago-area nursing homes for residents with outstanding arrest warrants, this time identifying 20 people wanted on charges ranging from assault to domestic battery to indecent exposure....
  • 'I Slept With Joey Ramone: A Family Memoir' by Mickey Leigh with Legs McNeil

    'I Slept With Joey Ramone: A Family Memoir' by Mickey Leigh with Legs McNeil
    It's hard to remember a time when the Ramones were not, well, the Ramones. But Mickey Leigh can. Not only was he the band's first roadie and sang on their first record, he was Joey's little brother. In "I Slept With Joey Ramone" -- co-written with veteran...
  • Influenza and H1N1 Bad for Your Heart

    Influenza and H1N1 Bad for Your Heart
    If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, what are you waiting for? The hour or so it would take is nothing compared with the time you might spend fighting the flu or something worse - like recovering from the heart attack it could trigger. As of early...