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  • Religion run amok? Hobby Lobby's case comes to the Supreme Court

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is slated to hear 90 minutes of oral arguments in a case that will determine whether bosses who have religious objections to birth control can deny their female employees the contraceptive coverage to which they are...
  • Exercise data reveal a couch potato nation

    Exercise data reveal a couch potato nation
    Americans are stuck in chairs and on the couch, spending eight hours a day with their metabolic engines barely idling, according to data from sensors that scientists put on nearly 2,600 people to see what they actually did all day. The results were...
  • 26 died from cold this year

     26 died from cold this year
    Chicago's third-coldest winter has contributed to the deaths of 26 people so far, nearly 50 percent more fatalities than the entire season's average in recent years, according to numbers provided by the Cook County medical examiner's office. Over the...
  • Stressed out women may have a harder time getting pregnant, study finds

    Stressed out women have more difficulty getting pregnant than women with less stress, according to a new study this week in the journal Human Reproduction. Although the relationship between stress and trouble getting pregnant has been hinted at before,...
  • Tales of Obamacare: From elation to frustration

    Tales of Obamacare: From elation to frustration
    As the deadline to acquire new health insurance under the Affordable Care Act draws closer, Chicago-area residents are nailing down plans for 2014. The health overhaul law, the major portion of which went into effect Jan. 1, aimed to make insurance more...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: 'Pre-hypertension' is a new term to identify people at risk for high blood pressure

    Q: I'm 60 years old. My blood pressure is around 130/80. In the past, I've always been told I have normal blood pressure. Now my doctor says I have "pre-hypertension." What does this mean? Do I need treatment? A: I can understand your confusion. Here's...
  • Moderation is key to staying healthy as a senior athlete

    Source: Cleveland Clinic whatdoctorsknow.com Aging affects multiple organ systems, from the heart and lungs to your bones and metabolism. Of all the changes, musculoskeletal issues have the most impact on the aging senior's sport. These include: 1....
  • Meditation: A stress reliever, but not a panacea

    Meditation: A stress reliever, but not a panacea
    Take a deep breath, meditation enthusiasts: A new study finds that research on mindfulness meditation has yielded moderate evidence that the practice can reduce anxiety, depressive symptoms and pain, but little to no evidence that it can reduce...
  • New studies suggest caution regarding therapy to boost "low T"

    Harvard Health Blog Mass marketing of testosterone therapy may have men eager to try this seemingly simple fix. But the latest science should have them scratching their heads and putting away the credit card--at least for now. A new study published in...
  • EatingWell: Try these 'secret-weapon' foods to boost your changes of losing weight

    Want to boost chances of losing weight? Of course, the foundation for successful weight loss is eating well and exercising, but if you want to power up your efforts, check out this diet cheat sheet of foods that do a little of the work for you....
  • Cardiac rehab beneficial for variety of heart disorders

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What does cardiac rehab involve? Do you recommend it for everyone who's had a heart attack, or only in certain cases? ANSWER: Cardiac rehabilitation is extremely beneficial for people with a variety of heart disorders. It involves a...