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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...
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: Princeton University, Heart Attack, Mayo Clinic, Science, Gaming
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...
Tags: Muscle, Chicago Tribune, Weight Loss, Lower Back Pain
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 TribuneBalance is such a fundamental part of each movement that it hurts -- sometimes literally -- when it's gone. But to strengthen our balance, especially as we age, it turns out we do need to lose it. Or at least test it a little. Kids do this naturally by...
Tags: Wheaton, Hospitals and Clinics, New York City, Brain, Muscle
It's becoming a rite of summer: Every year we ask each other what periodicals we've been reading, and then we ask you. Every year we argue about what makes a good magazine and why we rush to pick up certain titles or swipe them from a neighbor's desk....
Tags: Bill Bryson, Global Warming, Science, Gaming, Onions
Tribune staff reporterFilmmaker-provocateur Michael Moore is out with his new film, "Sicko," an indictment of the U.S. health-care system. Here are some selected short facts about him: 1. As a teenager, Moore attended a seminary for a year. One of the main reasons he...
This story contains corrected material, published June 16, 2006. We drew from all quarters of the periodicals universe in compiling this year's selections. And what can we say about the choices? They're eclectic, accessible and they reflect the tastes of...
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