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Infraredx Technology: A global study to see heart attacks before they happen

Infraredx Technology: A global study to see heart attacks before they happen

A Nobel Prize winner and a leader in the research on the causes of heart attacks is excited about a new, large-scale study aimed at preventing heart attacks. He’s also delighted that Methodist Hospitals in Gary and Merrillville are vigorously joining in the effort.

August 23, 2014 1:15 pm
A Mystery Disease: Clinic delves into the locus painful gout attacks

A Mystery Disease: Clinic delves into the locus painful gout attacks

Just try nudging the big toe of someone who’s enduring a gout attack in that joint and you’ll probably hear an agonized yelp. In fact, “A bad gout attack can make a grown man cry,” says Dr. Kevin Joyce, rheumatologist in gout at Franciscan Medical Specialists in Munster. He lists the sudden …

August 23, 2014 10:45 am

Combined therapies: New tools for addiction and illness for mental health professionals

At Confidential Care in Munster which provides services for mental health and substance use issues, Drs. Vijay and Sanker Jayachandran, both board certified in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry, rely upon customary and emerging therapies and innovations to help patients live fuller lives.

August 23, 2014 10:15 am
New stroke treatment saves Gary woman

New stroke treatment saves Gary woman

MERRILLVILLE | After walking upstairs from the laundry room one day in March, Harriet Miles stood in her kitchen, and her whole side grew weak and numb.

July 02, 2013 6:00 am Photos


Look at shooters' use of FDA-approved medications

There is blood on the hands of everyone who works at the Food and Drug Administration.

December 23, 2012 12:00 am
FDA clears first new weight-loss pill in 13 years

FDA clears first new weight-loss pill in 13 years

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the anti-obesity pill Belviq, the first new prescription drug for long-term weight loss to enter the U.S. market in over a decade.

June 28, 2012 9:00 am

FDA isn't doing its job of protecting consumers

I hope all of you baby boomers and seniors watched "60 Minutes" recently, exposing the Food and Drug Administration on false advertising, studies and billions made off all of us on prescription drugs!

February 25, 2012 12:00 am

Fed probe of Lake law enforcement could affect pending, closed cases

CROWN POINT | An unknown number of criminal cases six Lake County law enforcement officers worked on could be dismissed as a result of their being targets of a federal investigation, according to legal experts.

May 28, 2011 11:00 pm

Microwave ovens: friend or foe?

What is the real science behind the claim that microwaving food in plastic containers is dangerous?

February 02, 2011 12:00 am

Illinois targets alcohol/caffeine drinks

SPRINGFIELD | Chances are there are a handful of caffeinated alcohol drinks on the shelf at your local grocer or corner store. But they likely will be gone soon.

November 20, 2010 12:00 am

FDA to require large, graphic warnings on cigarettes

When smokers buy a pack of cigarettes two years from now, they may see a corpse, cancer patient or diseased lung covering half of the pack in warnings created by the federal government.

November 18, 2010 12:00 am
Local biology professors debate safety of 'Frankenfish'

Local biology professors debate safety of 'Frankenfish'

After a holiday that celebrates a monster named Frankenstein, it's logical to discuss an animal dubbed "Frankenfish" by its critics, and that's exactly what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is doing, as local biology experts watch the conversation closely.

November 01, 2010 12:00 am Photos



Safe eggs seeing a surge locally

LANSING | The recent hike in salmonella cases, which triggered a Food and Drug Administration egg recall, is making pasteurized eggs "a need rather than just a want," said Gregory West, president and CEO of Lansing-based National Pasteurized Eggs Inc.

August 22, 2010 12:00 am

FDA investigating E. coli at Ariz. lettuce farm

WASHINGTON | Federal investigators are looking at a farm in Yuma, Ariz., as a possible source of a widespread E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce, according to the distributor.

May 07, 2010 2:00 pm

Ingredient used in many processed foods recalled

WASHINGTON | A wide range of processed foods -- including soups, snack foods, dips and dressings -- are being recalled after salmonella was discovered in a flavor-enhancing ingredient.

March 04, 2010 5:02 pm Related
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