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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)...
Tags: Health, Hospitals and Clinics, Surgery, Crystal Lake, Consumers
Chicago Tribune Staff WritersAn 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: Death, Hormones and Metabolism, Health, Cancer, Health Products
Tribune NewspapersTo many people, shoring up the body's immune system is a logical way to get through the cold and flu season, especially with the H1N1 virus lurking. But despite what marketers promise, there's little evidence that herbal cocktails, vitamins, minerals...
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: Hospitals and Clinics, Research, Health, Legs, 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...
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...
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Tribune reporterThe 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 BMJ, formerly the British Medical Journal. By age 55, men have an average...
Tags: Health, Sex, Education, Medical Research, University of Chicago
Breakfast comes at a terrible time of day to make a rational decision. We're rushed. We're groggy. And we're famished. We know it's good for us -- 90 percent of Americans think it's the most important meal -- yet fewer than half of consumers eat it...
Chicago TribuneDr. Marc Wallack routinely passed his cardiac exercise stress test with flying colors. He was, after all, a veteran marathon runner with respectable cholesterol and blood pressure numbers. But as many heart disease patients discover, a treadmill analysis...
Tags: Health, Hospitals and Clinics, Surgery, Family, Chest Pains
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...
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...
Tags: Health, Sex, Aging, Education, Health and Safety at School
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