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Tribune NewspapersCow's milk may be the ideal beverage for baby cows, but it just doesn't sit well with some Americans. Dairy allergies, lactose intolerance and an interest in healthier beverages have all sparked a proliferation of alternative milk products. The new...
Tags: Health, Folic Acid, Coconut, Orlando Magic, Almonds
Tribune reporterBefore your next stroll down the cereal aisle, try the following strategies: Watch the sugar. Look for cereals with less than 10 grams of sugar per serving and beware of code names such as honey, cane juice and high-fructose corn syrup. It helps to...
Tribune staff reporterCoca-Cola has partnered with a leading medical group to promote healthy soft drink consumption. Is there such a thing? The American Academy of Family Physicians will receive a six-figure grant from Coke to develop educational material to teach...
Tribune reporterEvery three months, Pamela Bryant, 50, stops eating food for at least 10 days to clean the gunk out of her body. When she's hungry, she drinks a concoction of lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup, laxative tea or saltwater. The popular liquid...
Tags: McDonald's, Clubs and Associations, Health, Colon, Tennessee
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 aggravating symptoms. Instead, the packaging says the effervescent pill helps "support your immune system." To many...
Tribune reporterArthur Cohen was a healthy, active 85-year-old when his Toronto doctor recommended a colonoscopy to check for early signs of colorectal cancer. The colonoscopy -- Cohen's first -- revealed two polyps. During surgery to remove them, the elderly man's...
In 2004, New York's Shelley Contin-Hubbs was diagnosed with the most advanced stage of breast cancer; two different doctors told her she could have as little as six months to live. Contin-Hubbs found a third physician, one who was as optimistic and...
Treadmill stress test: What is a treadmill exercise stress test? Dr. 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....
Tags: Heart Disease, Angiograms, Obesity, Health, Drugs and Medicines
Tribune reporterDespite a historic pledge by more than a dozen major food companies to advertise healthier food to children, the least nutritious cereals are still the ones most aggressively marketed to kids. Cereal companies do sell healthy options. But the ones...
Chicago Tribune Staff WritersMost of the milk from the dairy cows on South Pork Ranch ends up pasteurized -- heat-treated to reduce the chance that the people who drink it will get sick. But every month, 300 gallons of the milk are sold raw, much of it to about five dozen regular...
Chicago TribuneHouse 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...
Tribune NewspapersFitness guru Jillian Michaels was a train wreck. Sure, "television's toughest trainer" could work weight-loss miracles on the series "The Biggest Loser." But off camera, she was burning the candle at both ends, trashing her body in the gym and living on...
Tags: Science, Los Angeles, Science and Technology, Television, Brain
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