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Mattek-Sands tops Li, reaches 3rd round of French

Mattek-Sands tops Li, reaches 3rd round of French

Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States celebrates after defeating China's Li Na in their second round match Thursday at the French Open at Roland Garros stadium in Paris.

May 30, 2013 4:14 pm
Mattek-Sands tops Li, reaches third round

Mattek-Sands tops Li, reaches third round

PARIS | There were moments, as recently as last year, when a body that would not stay healthy and on-court results prompted Bethanie Mattek-Sands to wonder whether it was simply time to call it a career after more than a decade as a professional tennis player.

May 30, 2013 4:14 pm

Allergy season nothing to sneeze at

If you are sneezing, coughing, have itchy swollen eyes and feel tired all the time, you’re in good company.

May 12, 2013 7:00 pm
Week highlights major public health issue

Week highlights major public health issue

Sheila Prutsman, of Griffith, with her 2½-year-old daughter, Charlee, who's allergic to numerous food items — wheat, soy, egg, egg whites, citrus and peanuts.

May 10, 2013 5:24 pm
Week highlights major public health issue

Week highlights major public health issue

Sheila Prutsman, of Griffith, holds her her 2½-year-old daughter, Charlee.

May 10, 2013 5:24 pm
Week highlights major public health issue

Week highlights major public health issue

Sheila Prutsman, of Griffith, talks with her 2½-year-old daughter, Charlee. Charlee Prutsman has severe food allergies, and the family keeps an epi-pen on hand in case she is in contact with peanuts or a variety of other foods that are dangerous to her.

May 10, 2013 5:24 pm
Week highlights major public health issue

Week highlights major public health issue

Sheila Prutsman, of Griffith, holds her 2½-year-old daughter, Charlee, who's allergic to numerous food items — wheat, soy, egg, egg whites, citrus and peanuts.

May 10, 2013 5:24 pm

Healthy hair the natural way

In recent years, most Americans have made healthier food choices a part of their every day lives. But what about the products we put on our bodies?

December 19, 2012 12:00 am
A test that offers hope for allergy sufferers

A test that offers hope for allergy sufferers

I had tried everything, yet somehow the solution to my recent explosion of acne seemed to be entirely elusive. Little did I know that acne was only a symptom of a much greater problem, one that would slowly unravel, but not without complications.

May 24, 2012 9:00 am

CPS to spend $195,000 to stock schools with lifesaving Epi-pens

CHICAGO | Chicago Public Schools will be stocked with Epi-pens, a device to help students having severe allergic reactions.

January 31, 2012 12:00 am

Asthma rates on the rise

Asthma—that dangerous wheezing, coughing and tightness in the chest that affects some 17.5 million adults and 7.1 million children in the U.S.—is on the rise, according to CDC statistics. Since 1980, the number of children with asthma has more than doubled, but scientists and doctors are sti…

April 20, 2011 12:00 am
Food allergies: firstborns pay a heavy price for their ranking

Food allergies: firstborns pay a heavy price for their ranking

Being a younger sibling may mean more hand-me-downs and fewer baby photos. But here's a compensating benefit: You're less likely than the firstborn to suffer a food allergy.

March 22, 2011 7:15 am

Nuts!

Ashton Verdoorn was born in Green Bay, Wis., home of the Packers. The budding football star's favorite player? Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings, the Packers' arch-rivals. Yet it all makes sense for the 8-year-old who moved to Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, four years ago with his single mom a…

December 06, 2010 11:30 am
Gluten-free has gone big time, but why so popular?

Gluten-free has gone big time, but why so popular?

Gwyneth Paltrow gushes over gluten-free. Chelsea Clinton's wedding cake was baked without it. The new Old Spice guy avoids the ubiquitous protein to help stay buff. In fact, odds are good you too have tried — or at least encountered — a product with the gluten removed.

September 22, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Better production comes from Green buildings

LOS ANGELES — Is where you work making you sick? A new study finds that employees who move from buildings with poor indoor environmental quality to more healthful "green" buildings may reap some benefits, including less absenteeism and higher productivity.

September 18, 2010 12:00 am

Hay fever season around corner, to hit pet allergy sufferers hard

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. | Allergy specialists are warning that hay fever season is about to begin and it could be hardest on people with pet allergies.

August 13, 2010 12:00 am
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