| May 12, 2011
| 5:58 PM
Health care experts and some public officials are floating a radical idea as Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel prepares to take office: a full or partial merger of Chicago and Cook County's health departments.
Operating a single health department with broader...
| Dec 12, 2011
Hailey Davis, of far northwest suburban Huntley, went to the doctor's office hoping to get medication to stop her cough and runny nose.
She learned she didn't have the flu or a common cold. After a few doctor visits in late September, Davis, 18, was...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 6:27 AM
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Federal officials have issued a warning to a California man who has been donating cups of his sperm to women who want kids.
Trent Arsenault tells the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/vLhXIA) he's been donating sperm...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 1:24 AM
Clusters of children without their required vaccinations in about 200 Illinois schools are raising the chances of school-based outbreaks of serious preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough, a Tribune analysis of state data has found.
| Nov 30, 2009
| 6:11 AM
Part of a baby's protection against the H1N1 flu depends on its most natural interactions with its mother, but other measures are needed as well. Below, Tribune reporters address questions from readers about the swine flu virus:
Q: Do newborn children...