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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...
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...
Tribune reporterWar broke out on the day Rina Ranalli and her husband told their 12-year-old anorexic daughter the strict new house rules: three meals and three snacks a day. Initially, their bright and previously sweet-natured girl cried, screamed insults and raged....
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 TribuneStability used to be a good thing in a shoe. But the current "fitness" footwear craze takes the opposite approach: By subtly throwing your body off balance, these shoes supposedly help you lose weight and sculpt muscles. The secret is the shoe's unstable...
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House dust mites, those microscopic insects we unwittingly sleep with every night, are among the few known causes of asthma and allergic symptoms. But pesky mites alone can't explain why the prevalence of childhood allergies has risen worldwide over...
Chicago TribuneHouse dust mites, those microscopic insects we unwittingly sleep with every night, are among the few known causes of asthma and allergic symptoms. But pesky mites alone can't explain why the prevalence of childhood allergies has risen worldwide over...
Chicago TribuneWhen my son was 4, I tried giving him nutritional supplements to make up for his appalling diet. I mixed fish oil into his orange juice. I let him eat candylike gummy multivitamins. And I stirred a chocolate powder containing 31 fruit and vegetable...
In 2004, New York's Shelley Contin-Hubbs was diagnosed with the most advanced stage of breast cancer; two different doctors told her she could have as little as six months to live. Contin-Hubbs found a third physician, one who was as optimistic and...
Chicago TribuneThe controversial "five-second rule" — the one that allows us to eat dropped food if it's quickly scooped off the floor — is a bunch of baloney, according to Clemson University food scientist Paul Dawson, who stirred up the long-debated...
Web-savvy consumers use online rating services to review restaurants, rant about hairdressers, praise carpenters and even assess their college professors. So why shouldn't patients rate their doctors? While more than 30 different online services now...
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