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Tribune reporterCrystal Lake, Illinois' Peggy Lim has a healthy respect for the sun's powerful ultraviolet rays, and on a recent shopping trip she agonized over choosing a sunscreen for her three children. "I've always heard the higher the SPF (sun protection factor)...
Chicago TribuneWill dark humor inspire men to see the doctor? A new public health campaign launched just in time for Father's Day hopes it will at least startle them into thinking about their own mortality. In one public service announcement, a young salesclerk...
Chicago TribuneCardiologists and athletes often monitor heartbeats as a way to gauge health or fitness. But the most popular formula used to calculate maximum heart rate is inaccurate for women because it's based on data from men, according to a study published Monday...
Chicago TribuneIs massage really the best way to ease anxiety? Here's the rub: While it works, massage isn't necessarily more effective than cheaper relaxation treatments, such as listening to soft, soothing music or deep breathing, according to a study recently...
Chicago TribuneWhen you can't get to the gym, exercise the way our ancestors did: move throughout the day. At first, this might feel inconvenient and bothersome. But real-world fitness—walking, standing, raising and lifting grocery bags, cutting vegetables or...
Tags: Obesity, Research, Health, Hospitals and Clinics, James Levine
Tribune NewspapersMore than 11 million Americans are estimated to have food allergies, which occur when the immune system reacts poorly to certain food. If you have an allergy, you know: Within minutes of eating the offending food, you may experience hives, swelling or...
Chicago Tribune Staff WriterAirborne, the popular dietary supplement created by a germ-averse schoolteacher, no longer boasts that it can prevent your cold or ease the aggravating symptoms. Instead, the packaging says the effervescent pill helps "support your immune system." To...
Tribune staff reportersAn ounce of prevention ... often adds up to a pound of malarkey. Whether it's a tablet to take with alcohol to prevent a beer belly, or a chocolaty, sweetened breakfast cereal that's fortified to "support" your child's immune system, experts say most...
Tags: Obesity, Intestine, Health Products, Family, Death
Chicago TribuneThe number of sexually active years one has left - "sexually active life expectancy" - may be influenced by health and gender, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. By age 55, men have an average sexual life expectancy of 15 more...
Chicago Tribune Staff WriterFor about $100 a month, you could have the long, thick, dark eyelashes that you've always wanted. But Latisse, a drug that can treat the new medical condition "inadequate eyelashes," also has a few unpleasant side effects. It may grow excessive hair in...
Chicago TribunePeggy Lim has a healthy respect for the sun's powerful ultraviolet rays, and on a recent shopping trip she agonized over choosing a sunscreen for her three children. "I've always heard the higher the SPF [sun protection factor] the better, until you...
Tribune NewspapersSome consumers are more than willing to pay higher prices for organically grown food. But are organic strawberries worth the extra dollar? The health benefits of organic food are one of the most intensely debated issues in the food industry. What is...
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