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Living happily after retirement: Planning, staying active are key, experts say

Living happily after retirement: Planning, staying active are key, experts say

Nan Anderson retired seven years ago from full-time work at a senior home care agency. At 78, the long-time Chicago resident still volunteers at local aging organizations and stays involved in the community.

August 30, 2013 3:44 pm
Blood test may identify risk of suicide

Blood test may identify risk of suicide

People contemplating suicide often keep their plans a secret from friends and family for fear of disgrace or hospitalization, but new research shows that the message may be in their blood. According to a new study, certain physical markers found in the blood stream may indicate whether someo…

August 30, 2013 3:38 pm
Nursing education is on the rise with growing job opportunities

Nursing education is on the rise with growing job opportunities

Six Chicago hospitals have received Magnet-status recognition.

August 30, 2013 3:33 pm
5K: Child's play as more kids head for the races

5K: Child's play as more kids head for the races

Ascher Cahn, 9, ran in the 8th Annual Breakthrough for Brain Tumors with 3,500 people over the weekend. And this is far from his first race.

June 08, 2013 12:00 am
Natural performance enhancers closer than expected

Natural performance enhancers closer than expected

Eufemiano Fuentes, a doctor who specialized in sports medicine in Spain, was sentenced to a year in jail Monday for his role in a 2006 blood-doping ring that spanned multiple sports and included 35 athletes. It's the latest example of the lengths professional athletes will go to gain a physi…

May 10, 2013 12:15 am
Nasal tissue may hold the key for diagnosing schizophrenia

Nasal tissue may hold the key for diagnosing schizophrenia

A new, non-invasive method to determine symptoms of schizophrenia may result in earlier detection of the disorder.

May 10, 2013 12:00 am
Stroke survivors find footing with ancient Chinese martial art

Stroke survivors find footing with ancient Chinese martial art

Dr. Kristi Kirschner wasn't surprised by recent study results that showed tai chi may reduce falls among older adult stroke survivors.

February 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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CDC reports flu no longer widespread in Illinois

CDC reports flu no longer widespread in Illinois

The worst may be over for the flu season that hit earlier than expected this season. Influenza levels in Illinois are no longer "widespread," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's most recent data.

February 28, 2013 12:00 am
The Oscars: Glitz, glamour... and gloom?

The Oscars: Glitz, glamour... and gloom?

With the Oscars around the corner, psychologists and critics weigh in on why the Academy and the box office are drawn to movies with dramatic and dark psychological themes.

February 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Dark Energy Survey quests to explain the unexplainable

Dark Energy Survey quests to explain the unexplainable

One of the biggest mysteries for human beings remains finding the components of the universe. And when it comes to Dark Energy, things get even more baffling.

February 21, 2013 12:00 am
Heart-healthy habits extend lifespan

Heart-healthy habits extend lifespan

A new long-term medical study from Northwestern Medicine suggests that individuals with healthy hearts in middle age live up to 14 years longer than peers with two or more cardiovascular risks.

February 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Combat ready: Fighting diabetes on Chicago's South Side

Combat ready: Fighting diabetes on Chicago's South Side

Diabetes strikes African-Americans on Chicago's South Side at twice the national average. An innovative program strikes back with fresh food options, health care and exercise to combat the high prevalence of the disease.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am
Chicago River flows through history

Chicago River flows through history

The fate of the Chicago River sounds precarious, with drought conditions and a potential carp invasion on the horizon. But the city and state plan to make the river clean enough to swim in by 2016. The future builds on the critical role that the waterway played in Chicago's history.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Coke's new obesity ad raises eyebrows in scientific community

Coke's new obesity ad raises eyebrows in scientific community

Coca-Cola's new ad-campaign targeting obesity has created a backlash in the science community. Scientists and marketing professors weigh in on the new ad and respond to the company's claim that it has improved the health content of its products.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am
'I feel I have to give back'

'I feel I have to give back'

Volunteers huddled in teams, stuffing surveys and sharpened pencils into their backpacks. They grabbed a last cup of hot coffee, and headed out into the cold Tuesday night for Chicago's point-in-time homeless count.

January 25, 2013 12:00 am
Neuromuscular training for female athletes at early age may offset ACL ruptures

Neuromuscular training for female athletes at early age may offset ACL ruptures

Sutton asserts that women's increased participation in sports and exercise will inevitably lead to more ACL ruptures, already one of the most common injuries in athletics, unless preventive measures are taken to reduce the risk of injury.

January 24, 2013 12:00 am
Mindfully meditate: with your eyes and inner eyes open

Mindfully meditate: with your eyes and inner eyes open

My 30-minute meditation session did not yield any major personal changes like those experienced by Adams and Reese, but I did notice I was much more relaxed and awake once it was over.

January 24, 2013 12:00 am
Dieting in older adults futile, may have adverse affects

Dieting in older adults futile, may have adverse affects

Regardless of their diet, older adults are still at risk for obesity-related health concerns, as heart disease and hypertension, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, from Pennsylvania State University, in University Park, Pa.

January 24, 2013 12:00 am
Chicago River reversal nothing to be concerned about, experts say

Chicago River reversal nothing to be concerned about, experts say

Rumors circulating that the Chicago River may reverse itself due to low water levels in Lake Michigan are bogus, according to experts at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

January 22, 2013 12:00 am
Flu epidemic kills 27, hospitalizes 369 in Illinois

Flu epidemic kills 27, hospitalizes 369 in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health is not expecting a decrease any time soon with more reported cases from previous weeks coming in, but the flu vaccine is still available and may help those with current health problems avoid the virus.

January 17, 2013 12:00 am
To Get a Shot or Not?

To Get a Shot or Not?

The only thing that is spreading faster than the flu these days seems to be this question: Did you get a flu shot this season?

January 17, 2013 12:00 am
Winter gear

Winter gear

Choose winter apparel that covers all extremities.

January 17, 2013 12:00 am
Blueberries, strawberries linked to lower risk of heart attacks in young women

Blueberries, strawberries linked to lower risk of heart attacks in young women

A recent study published by the American Heart Association found that eating three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries a week might reduce the risk of heart attacks in young and middle-aged women by one-third.

January 17, 2013 12:00 am
Dress for success in winter work-outs

Dress for success in winter work-outs

Dressing for the weather can keep your fitness goals from dropping with the temperature.

January 17, 2013 12:00 am
Chicago River

Chicago River

The Chicago River's flow was reversed to flow away from Lake Michigan, instead of its natural course of running into the lake. This keeps sewage and waste out of Lake Michigan, which is used by millions of citizens as drinking water.

January 17, 2013 12:00 am
Student #athletes need to tweet responsibly

Student #athletes need to tweet responsibly

Initial signing day for college football is around the corner and student athletes, as well as potential recruits, need to realize the good and bad of their Twitter and social media accounts, a recent study shows.

January 14, 2013 12:00 am
Mental abuse changes kids' brains, study finds

Mental abuse changes kids' brains, study finds

Kids who suffer psychological damage undergo brain changes that render them less able to control their aggression as adults, according to a study published this week by Swiss researchers.

January 14, 2013 12:00 am
Making muscles smarter

Making muscles smarter

Separate research teams have redesigned the elliptical and treadmill to work more muscles and cause less stress on the body. The idea is that muscles can work smarter than they do on your typical gym equipment. Developers believe they have the potential to become workout room staples.

December 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Listening to his neighborhood

Listening to his neighborhood

A police scanner is the soundtrack to Timmy Granzow's existence.

December 22, 2012 12:00 am
Diagram

Diagram

This overhead view of the off-axis trainer's foot track shows its pivoting and sliding mechanisms. These devices make the workout more challenging — but researchers say also more beneficial — for exercisers.

December 20, 2012 12:00 am
Diagram2

Diagram2

Researchers hope to have the off-axis muscular trainer ready for commercialization in the next five years. Its design is similar to an elliptical.

December 20, 2012 12:00 am
Light pollution outshines the stars in Chicago

Light pollution outshines the stars in Chicago

Artificial light opened the door for many nighttime activities, but it closed the door for astronomy in large cities.

December 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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App

App

NU study participants on average lost weight as they recorded their caloric intake and physical activity on a smartphone app.

December 13, 2012 12:00 am
Coffee may reduce risk of getting oral cancer

Coffee may reduce risk of getting oral cancer

A study released this week by the American Cancer Society found that caffeinated coffee may reduce the risk of oral cancer.

December 13, 2012 12:00 am
Weight loss apps can benefit dieters

Weight loss apps can benefit dieters

So, once again, you resolve to lose weight for the New Year. There's an app for that; or, rather, more apps.

December 13, 2012 12:00 am
Probiotics: The good bacteria gains in popularity

Probiotics: The good bacteria gains in popularity

We don't often think of bacteria as a good thing, especially in our bodies. Antibacterial soaps fill drugstore shelves, and antibiotics treat countless diseases. But now, a new kind of "good" bacteria is taking up shelf space in the same stores as hand sanitizers.

December 07, 2012 9:00 am
Illinois sparking a refugee health care revolution

Illinois sparking a refugee health care revolution

A movement spreading across Illinois is creating a health care revolution for refugees from countries including Burma, Bhutan and Iraq.

December 07, 2012 9:00 am
Autism

Autism

December 07, 2012 9:00 am
Making muscles smarter

Making muscles smarter

This new machine, called the off-axis neuromuscular trainer, is an offshoot of the trusty elliptical trainer that has been a workout favorite for decades.

December 07, 2012 9:00 am
Mental diagnostic manual drops Asperger's syndrome as a separate mental disorder

Mental diagnostic manual drops Asperger's syndrome as a separate mental disorder

"Asperger's syndrome" is dropped as a separate diagnosis in the first major rewrite in almost two decades of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.

December 07, 2012 9:00 am
"Computational thinking" critical for new K-12 standards

"Computational thinking" critical for new K-12 standards

At a a workshop at Niles North High School, educators got an update on a new proposal to use "computational thinking" to strengthen K-12 science and math learning.

December 03, 2012 9:00 am
Mushrooms

Mushrooms

November 29, 2012 12:00 am
Flustache

Flustache

November 29, 2012 12:00 am
What travelers need to know about the flu season this year

What travelers need to know about the flu season this year

As flu season approaches, germs are spreading faster than holiday cheer. Traveling through a highly populated place, such as an airport, raises the risk of contracting the seasonal flu.

November 29, 2012 12:00 am
Ponder before picking: Don't let that false morel be your last mouthful

Ponder before picking: Don't let that false morel be your last mouthful

For foodies and naturalists alike, foraging for wild mushrooms offers a flavorful foray into the wilderness. But there's danger as well.

November 29, 2012 12:00 am
Treating asthma? There's an app for that

Treating asthma? There's an app for that

Researchers hope a new sports-themed cell phone app will encourage asthmatic kids to use their inhalers and allow doctors to more closely monitor their patients.

November 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Grant Park looks ugly for the holidays, but redesign aims for a natural wonderland

Grant Park looks ugly for the holidays, but redesign aims for a natural wonderland

Last week’s tree plucking of northern Grant Park, marked the most drastic change so far in a planned $55 million reconstruction, baring the unfamiliar epidermis of a park that once was.

November 24, 2012 12:00 am
Could sunflowers turn Chicago vacant lots into a source for biofuels?

Could sunflowers turn Chicago vacant lots into a source for biofuels?

More than 40,000 vacant lots dot Chicago's landscape, forgotten places often littered with broken glass and patched with overgrown weeds.

November 24, 2012 12:00 am
Chicago endurance athletics blogger: Top five tips for a healthier diet

Chicago endurance athletics blogger: Top five tips for a healthier diet

What started as a bet for David Wallach, author of Chicago endurance athletic blog, Pace of Chicago, resulted in a healthy life change.

November 19, 2012 9:00 am
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