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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...
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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 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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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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Tribune NewspapersBalance 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: Brain, Health, Hospitals and Clinics, Muscle
For Tribune newspapers"Chair disease" is an increasingly common malady in the U.S. that is almost always caused by spending too much time parked on your rear end. It's not really the chair's fault, though. The problem is that most of us sit wrong -- slouched forward with...
Chicago TribuneLike every other diet program out there, Keri Glassman's antioxidant-based "O2 Diet" promises to make you thin and beautiful. And it's easy: Just eat foods that have high antioxidant levels. But the scale used in the book to determine antioxidant...
Chicago TribuneChocolate cake is a popular home remedy for depression, but it comes with some unwelcome side effects. Sweet treats don't just pack on the pounds; they give us a sugar high that's inevitably followed by a demoralizing crash. Still, there's growing...
Chicago Tribune's health bloggerSalads carry a health halo, but most of them should come with a warning label that reads "Beware of excess levels of calories, fat and sodium," warned Dr. Joanna Dolgoff, a child and adolescent weight loss specialist. In her new book "Red Light, Green...
Tribune reporterAfter Jen Matlack had a baby, the Connecticut mom went on what she called the easiest and most effective weight-loss regimen of her life. For three years she breast-fed her daughter Mae and ate whatever she wanted. Her baby weight — and more —...
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