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  • Woman’s breast reduction surgery boosts self-esteem Mar 29, 2015 7:00 AM
    After years of large, heavy breasts making her life difficult, Mary Ann Anderson decided to have breast reduction surgery.

  • How chef gets kids to eat their fruits, vegs Mar 29, 2015 7:00 AM
    In schools where trained chefs jazzed up fare, children ate more fruits and vegetables — and the schools themselves saved money, according to a study released online Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics

  • Britain to offer all infants meningitis B vaccine Mar 29, 2015 10:09 AM
    Britain to offer all infants meningitis B vaccine after reaching price deal with GSK

  • Develop consistent habits to achieve weight-loss goals Mar 29, 2015 7:00 AM
    Q: One popular book claims that there are “7 habits of highly effective people.” Do people who effectively lose weight and keep it off also have habits in common?

  • Mom asks Arlington Heights schools to ban peanuts Mar 29, 2015 7:20 AM
    Earlier this month, Lucca Teuscher had a near deadly anaphylaxis reaction, a result of her severe peanut allergy. But, Lucca, 8, didn't eat any peanuts that day. Now her parents want the schools to make a change. “We want a peanut-free school and, in a dream world, a peanut-free district,” Melissa Teuscher said.

  • Blackberry Farm’s Spring Gallop steps off in Aurora Mar 28, 2015 7:08 PM
    The seventh annual 5K Spring Gallop at Blackberry Farm Saturday featured eight age divisions for both male and female racers 10 and older. The CARA-certified course’s scenic route took runners along paved portions of the Virgil Gilman Trail and around Lake Gregory. A new feature this year was chip timing provided by It’s Race Time Inc.

  • Allergen free Mt. Prospect Easter egg hunt Mar 28, 2015 5:04 PM
    Many children with allergies have never attended an Easter egg hunt, according to Sonia Walker, co-owner of Nutphree’s Bakery. The bakery in Mount Prospect held its first food-free egg hunt Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Mount Prospect. “We had to close advanced registration after only six hours due to the maximum of 100 kids signed up and we now have 100 more on a waiting list,” Walker said Saturday.

  • Editorial: Arlington Hts. nonprofit fights to save heroin addicts, one naloxone injector at a time Mar 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says Live 4 Lali in Arlington Heights is to be commended for getting naloxone into the hands of the true first responders to the heroin epidemic in the suburbs -- the friends and family members of addicts throughout Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Kane counties.

  • Suburbs’ first OD awareness clinic opens in Arlington Hts. Mar 26, 2015 10:17 AM
    Need naloxone? The drug celebrated for saving the lives of people who overdose on heroin and other opiates will be available at the suburbs' first clinic, opening Thursday in Arlington Hts.

  • New pox discovered in Eastern Europe, but not deadly Mar 25, 2015 3:23 PM
    Officials discover a new virus in Eastern Europe, a mild-mannered relative of smallpox

  • Is technology spoiling your workout? Mar 25, 2015 6:00 AM
    Over the past 20-plus years, I've developed an unhealthy relationship with my workout gadgets. It started with a Walkman, then escalated to a jumpy Discman, just about every version of the iPod and finally an iPhone with music synced to the Nike+ app.

  • Male nurses scarce but make more money than women RNs: Study Mar 24, 2015 9:31 AM
    Male nurses make more money yet are far outnumbered by women RNs; study finds persistent trend

  • For the inventive mind, aging may help Mar 24, 2015 6:00 AM
    Dean Kamen invented the first drug infusion pump as a college undergraduate, then an all-terrain, self-balancing wheelchair that goes up and down stairs and can rise to eye level of a standing person. But he is best known for a more recent invention, the Segway.

  • Support of friends, family is key to writer's success Mar 23, 2015 6:49 AM
    Kat finds the outpouring of support and encouragement has been amazing during her Fittest Loser journey. She receives daily phone calls, texts, emails and Facebook posts from a variety of friends, former coworkers, family members and even the occasional stranger who has read about the challenge in the newspaper.

  • Special report: Doctors doubt Shaken Baby Syndrome science, fear bad convictions Mar 23, 2015 5:30 AM
    Some physicians who once testified for the state in shaking cases doubt the science behind the diagnosis. The Washington Post and Northwestern University's Medill Justice Project found that of the nearly 2,000 cases since 2001, more than 200 cases unraveled. “Do you want to be involved in somebody's wrongful conviction because you had this dogmatic approach that it must be trauma, it must be shaking?”

  • Tax time apps for iOS and Android Mar 23, 2015 6:15 AM
    With these tools, taxpayers can keep organized and file with just a few taps or clicks.

  • One-minute office workouts Mar 23, 2015 5:45 AM
    It’s easy to slump down at your desk and forget to keep your body moving when you work in an office. Here are some easy 60-second workouts you can do at your desk that can improve your office lifestyle.

  • Roasted fish and veggies with quinoa and pine nuts Mar 23, 2015 5:45 AM
    This easy, colorful meal is roasted in a parchment paper-lined pan to avoid the need for added oil.

  • At Work teams talk best, and worst, workouts Mar 23, 2015 5:45 AM
    When it comes to physical activity, teams participating in the Fittest Loser At Work Challenge are discovering new passions — as well as a few aversions. In Week 4 of the challenge, teams were asked to sound off on their workouts. Team members shared what they liked, what they disliked and what they found difficult.

  • As patients face death, doctors push straight talk on care Mar 23, 2015 10:13 AM
    HEALTHBEAT: New push for straight talk between doctors, patients about end-of-life care

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