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Study shows promise for potential heart attack treatment

Negatively charged microparticles potentially could reduce damage from heart attacks, a Chicago-Australia team reported in a study on mice has published.

February 02, 2014 5:51 pm

Medical batteries: When to throw away?

Modern hospitals run on battery power. David Marlow has been a biomedical technician for 35 years, and batteries have become a major part of his life.

November 03, 2013 1:41 pm

New mom? No money? Stay healthy on a budget

There’s a lot out there for new moms to think about: Diapers, breastfeeding, and a sudden jump in weekly expenses are just a few worries shared by most.

October 17, 2013 1:51 pm
After final whistle, former college athletes face relief, depression

After final whistle, former college athletes face relief, depression

Nearly 30 percent of injured student-athletes suffer from overuse injuries.

August 16, 2013 12:00 am
The psychological impact of tattoos

The psychological impact of tattoos

At age 17, Lindsey Peterson got her first tattoo: a phoenix on her back. Two more followed. Now, the 27-year-old Omaha native wants to remove all three, including the one she got for her husband.

June 07, 2013 12:00 am
Sodium health awareness rises in fast food

Sodium health awareness rises in fast food

The fast-food industry and processed food manufacturers still have not made a significant change in the sodium levels of their products, researchers from Center for Science in the Public Interest and Northwestern University are reporting.

June 07, 2013 12:00 am
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May 17, 2013 1:28 pm
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May 17, 2013 1:31 pm
Study: Lack of tree cover in minority communities increases heat risks

Study: Lack of tree cover in minority communities increases heat risks

A national study examines the racial and ethnic distribution of heat risk-related land cover in relation to residential segregation. Study findings highlight that lower-income neighborhoods are substantially less likely to have heat-relieving features such as trees.

May 17, 2013 12:00 am
Health department billboards aim to raise awareness

Health department billboards aim to raise awareness

The Chicago Department of Public Health's new campaign to reduce teen pregnancy features teen boys are the ones pictured pregnant. The billboards "make the case that teen parenthood is more than just a girl's responsibility," according to the health department.

May 17, 2013 12:00 am
Illinois' efforts to close language gap in preschools may not be enough for some

Illinois' efforts to close language gap in preschools may not be enough for some

Back in the '80s Allen Rosales could be found at the back of his preschool classroom. Not because he was in trouble, but because that is where all the non-English speaking students sat.

April 07, 2013 3:15 pm

Heavy imports hinder domestic steel industry

Despite recovery in key sectors like housing, automotive and energy, trade imbalances continue to plague the North American steel sector, industry leaders contended at a high-profile gathering recently.

March 23, 2013 3:24 pm
What about vitamin D? Doctor says supplement is overlooked as an orthopedic treatment

What about vitamin D? Doctor says supplement is overlooked as an orthopedic treatment

Vitamin D has many benefits: denser bones, maintaining muscle mass, and a stronger immune system. Orthopedic surgeon Mike Angeline says vitamin D may be instrumental in recovering from surgery and should become a staple for deficient athletes.

March 21, 2013 12:00 am
From football to dance, Dr. Elise Gordon covers sports injuries

From football to dance, Dr. Elise Gordon covers sports injuries

Meet Dr. Elise Gordon, a primary care sports medicine physician with the Andrews Institute who specializes in prevention, diagnosis, and management of musculoskeletal injuries.

March 21, 2013 12:00 am
Annual conference to discuss connection between brain and mood disorders

Annual conference to discuss connection between brain and mood disorders

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Chicago is hosting its 14th annual conference to help unite the friends and families or those with mood disorders. Four medical experts are expected to speak at the conference on April 20.

March 21, 2013 12:00 am
Right on point: Veterinary acupuncture gaining popularity

Right on point: Veterinary acupuncture gaining popularity

Just as humans often turn to alternative therapies to supplement or replace traditional medicine, many of the same opportunities are available for their pets.

March 21, 2013 12:00 am
Doctors warn against attention-boosting drugs for undiagnosed kids

Doctors warn against attention-boosting drugs for undiagnosed kids

The practice, called "neuroenhancement," is common among college students who use the drugs to help themselves study. The academy believes that the prescription of these drugs is misguided.

March 15, 2013 9:30 am
Kids kick the fast food habit

Kids kick the fast food habit

The program Fit Fast Food, now in its fifth year, achieves positive changes in weight, attitude and food choices kids make, according to program coordinators.

March 15, 2013 12:00 am
Grace under fire: Dancing through pain to leap for the dream

Grace under fire: Dancing through pain to leap for the dream

Depending on the severity of the injury, which can typically includes sprains, contusions and fractures, the doctors must determine the length of rest away from ballet.

March 15, 2013 12:00 am
Non-residential construction, housing starts temper steel industry

Non-residential construction, housing starts temper steel industry

For the steel industry to thrive, there must be a strong construction sector, according to panel experts at a conference Tuesday.

March 13, 2013 12:37 pm

Manufacturing jobs down but outlook positive

In the last decade, manufacturing employment in the Chicago region has fallen by more than one-third. The global market has changed the way products were made and sold, contributing to the view that regional manufacturing might never recover from its major decline of the last 10 years.

February 27, 2013 10:40 am
Here's the scoop: Researchers at UW-Madison study ice cream

Here's the scoop: Researchers at UW-Madison study ice cream

It's a familiar story. You buy a scoop of ice cream, only to find it dripping down to a puddle after just a few licks.

February 23, 2013 12:00 am

Community leaders debate how to stop 'school-to-prison pipeline'

CHICAGO | Entering Harper High School in Englewood you must first pass through a metal detector, then by a security guard, then a Chicago police officer.

February 16, 2013 7:30 pm

Group wants Chicago named top St. Patty's destination in U.S.

CHICAGO | If one place knows how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day it's Chicago.

February 16, 2013 6:45 pm

GOP leaders call for more transparent state, local government

CHICAGO | Republican lawmakers are pushing for greater transparency in state and local government with proposed measures that would break down how tax dollars are spent.

February 15, 2013 7:45 pm

Manufacturing hub conceivable in Chicago

President Barack Obama’s speech at Hyde Park Academy on Friday was expected to focus on proposals made in his State of the Union address on strengthening the economy for the middle class.

February 15, 2013 11:05 am
Study: Alzheimer's cases expected to triple by 2050

Study: Alzheimer's cases expected to triple by 2050

Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, affects an estimated 5 million people. As baby boomers age, they will become the largest population at risk for the disease. With no current treatment or cure, researchers at Rush University have projected the number of adults with Alzhe…

February 14, 2013 12:00 am

Plan afoot to bring arts education to every CPS student

CHICAGO | Chicago Public Schools plans to name an arts liaison in every school by March, fulfilling one of the benchmarks of the CPS Arts Education Plan.

February 11, 2013 12:00 am
Some 65 acres of cropland lay hidden amidst Chicago's sprawl

Some 65 acres of cropland lay hidden amidst Chicago's sprawl

Chicago's green thumbs are ingenious. They produce food in vacant parking lots and utility right-of-ways. Yet, their efforts go unnoticed as Chicago catches up with other major cities when it comes to urban food gardening.

February 10, 2013 12:00 am
Some 65 acres of cropland lay hidden amidst Chicago's sprawl

Some 65 acres of cropland lay hidden amidst Chicago's sprawl

When Daniel Greenwald hatched a plan to build the largest rooftop vegetable garden in the Midwest right in the middle of downtown Chicago, a lot of people thought he was crazy.

February 09, 2013 12:00 am
Driving changes

Driving changes

Mercedes features futuristic touches at Chicago Auto Show.

February 07, 2013 5:34 pm
Driving changes

Driving changes

Ford's "Atlas" concept truck, featuring the news generation Eco-Boost engine.

February 07, 2013 5:35 pm
Driving changes

Driving changes

The Chicago Auto Show opens at Saturday McCormick Place.

February 07, 2013 5:36 pm
Driving changes

Driving changes

This 2014 Corvette Stingray features five selectable modes of fuel consumption for better gas mileage.

February 07, 2013 5:32 pm
Richard III couldn't take his case to court

Richard III couldn't take his case to court

The identification of Richard III's remains reveal that DNA alone is not enough to ID a slayed monarch or anyone else. Archeologists rely heavily on context clues to make their case.  

February 06, 2013 12:00 am
Plants spring ahead of calendar

Plants spring ahead of calendar

While last Tuesday's warm temperatures were a welcome respite for Chicago area residents accustomed to the season's traditional chill, they could potentially prove dangerous to the city's plant life.

February 05, 2013 12:00 am
Policy, cost pose challenges to future of nuclear energy

Policy, cost pose challenges to future of nuclear energy

Nuclear energy continues to play an important role in meeting U.S. energy needs, the source of 20 percent of the country's electricity.

February 05, 2013 12:00 am

Candidates promise their own form of fiscal stimulus for the 2nd Congressional District

OLYMPIA FIELDS | Candidates in the 2nd Congressional District last week offered initiatives to improve the district's economic situation. While most of the suggestions weren't new, each candidate promised a renewed vigor to push them forward.

February 03, 2013 6:30 pm
Plants spring ahead of calendar

Plants spring ahead of calendar

Plants are in bloom and spring seems to be just around the corner.

February 02, 2013 12:00 am
Policy, cost pose challenges to future of nuclear energy

Policy, cost pose challenges to future of nuclear energy

Nuclear energy will continue to play a role in meeting U.S. energy needs. But before the industry can see a major resurgence, it will need to overcome challenges of policy related to safety and cost. Illinois is ranked first in the nation for the amount of nuclear energy generated, but a sta…

February 02, 2013 12:00 am

Don't worry displaced Niners fans in Chicago: You have a home this weekend

CHICAGO | Have you moved to the Windy City and are desperately trying to find someone who understands your undying love for Bay Area football? If you're a displaced San Francisco 49ers fan, you don't have to be lonely for the Super Bowl on Sunday.

February 02, 2013 12:00 am

Super Bowl Sunday may mean consuming as many calories as Thanksgiving

CHICAGO | The average American can expect to see big gains this weekend, even if your team loses.

February 02, 2013 12:00 am

Wage theft law helps protect vulnerable low-wage employees

CHICAGO | It's going to be a lot harder for employers to cheat their low-wage employees, thanks to a new Chicago law.

January 29, 2013 12:00 am

App lifts veil on government policy for Chicagoans

CHICAGO | The confusion surrounding government legislation may soon be a relic of the past for Chicago residents.

January 28, 2013 12:00 am

Civic hackers: 21st century community organizers?

CHICAGO | "Hacker" tends to conjure these images: a dark room, a hunched and ominous figure. Hear the eerie clack of a lone keyboard. Breathe in the stench of stale Doritos.

January 28, 2013 12:00 am

Experts say Chicago can be nation's next tech hub

CHICAGO | Chicago has been reinventing its economic base as large manufacturing companies have declined. Technology industry experts and government officials say Chicago has the perfect base to make it the next technology hub of the Midwest, and maybe even the country.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am

Putting Chicago playgrounds back into play

CHICAGO | Moments on the playground are often vivid childhood memories: the pungent smell of fresh mulch beneath feet, the squeak of bare legs on a slide, tennis shoes gripping a metal ladder, pauses for breath after a game of tag.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am

Run in your undies to raise money to fight children's tumors

CHICAGO | No shirts? No pants? No problem. Shoes are required, though. So is a valid I.D.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am

Race issues heat up special election to replace Jackson as some believe black vote will be split among African-American candidates

Maybe people hoped the color of a candidate's skin was a pre-Obama cultural and political concern.

January 26, 2013 12:00 am
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