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  • EatingWell: 10 unhealthy habits to quit now

    Some of the things you do--or don't do--every day might be sabotaging your efforts to be healthier. As you read the list of daily habits, don't be too hard on yourself and expect that you'll change all of these at once. The key to success is to slowly...
  • Cigarettes burning a hole in your pocket? Set a path to Quit Day

    Source: Loyola University Medicine whatdoctorsknow.com A recent cigarette tax hike in Illinois is making smoking dangerous to people's physical and financial health. The additional economic pressures are compelling people to quit smoking. In fact, 70...
  • 'Breaking Bad' chemistry is good science, yo

    'Breaking Bad' chemistry is good science, yo
    The cast of AMC's Breaking Bad has always had great chemistry, as the Emmy's have noted, but is the science any good? Organic chemist Donna Nelson of the University of Oklahoma hopes so. She's the one who has made sure the methamphetamine musings penned...
  • Medicine ball burpee works muscles, burns fat

    Medicine ball burpee works muscles, burns fat
    The burpee exercise done with a medicine ball is a wonder in efficiency, working several muscle groups at once, while raising your heart rate to burn fat, says Dr. Levi Harrison, orthopedic surgeon and developer of the Art of Fitness Cardio Core Workout....
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Don't always blame age for the bags under your eyes

    Q: Can heart or kidney issues cause bags under your eyes? What else might cause them? How do I get rid of those bags? A: Yes, heart or kidney disease can contribute to "bags under the eyes." And puffy eyes may actually be the first sign of a medical...
  • Some alternate Chicago Humanities Festival highlights

    Some alternate Chicago Humanities Festival highlights
    The Chicago Humanities Festival kicks off a strong lineup for its fall festival next Sunday — a program so strong that tickets have already sold out for several events, including the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize talks with Chimamanda Ngozi...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Whether we like it or not, viral illnesses are typical this time of year

    We're starting off 2014 in the throes of a lot of viral illness. This is typical, with January and February notorious months for the peak of flu, RSV and common colds. Despite the historic statistics, my patients, their parents and even my friends...
  • Lifestyle changes can help prevent migraine headaches

    Q: I have migraine. Recently, my headaches have been more frequent and last longer than before. What may be causing the change? I'd rather not take more medication. What else can I do to prevent them? A: There are many possible reasons for having more...
  • Do I need to start drug therapy for new onset diabetes?

    Q: I was just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes based on a high fasting blood sugar. Do I need to start medication right away? If so, which medication is best? A: Diet and exercise are the ideal treatments for type 2 diabetes. However, even when lifestyle...
  • Children can have significant reactions to insect bites

    http://www.kidsdr.com With kids spending so much time outdoors this time of year, lots of parents are bringing their children to the clinic with all sorts of bug bites. I'm not always sure if the bite is due to a mosquito, flea, biting fly, or some other...
  • Leave the baby aspirin for adults!

    During a recent office visit, I saw a 4-year-old child who was not one of my regular patients. He had a fever and a runny nose. His mother was giving me the child's medical history as I began examining the boy. I had my back slightly turned from her. The...