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  • NYC Minimum Age For Cigarettes To Be Raised? Quinn Proposing New Tobacco Legislation

    April 22, 2013 1:43 PM 166

    Mindfulness training helped participants in a 2011 Drug and Alcohol Dependence study to stay off cigarettes. That study included 88 people who smoked 20 cigarettes daily, on average, who were split up into two groups: One received four weeks of mindfulness training, while

  • Seasonal Allergies Something to Sneeze At in D.C. Metropolitan Area

    April 22, 2013 9:12 AM 145

    Atmospheric changes making pollen 'more aggressive.' Doctors suggest seeing an allergist to develop a plan of action to battle seasonal allergies to prevent them from turning into bigger health problems. If you’re battling a runny nose, itchy eyes, a cough, wheezing and your car has a new greenish-yellow pollen paint job, you could be dealing with seasonal

  • MDs warn teens: Don’t take the cinnamon challenge

    April 22, 2013 4:01 AM 122

    CHICAGO -- Don’t take the cinnamon challenge. That’s the advice from doctors in a new report about a dangerous prank depicted in popular YouTube videos but which has led to hospitalizations and a surge in calls to U.S. poison centers. The fad involves daring someone to swallow a spoonful of ground cinnamon in 60 seconds without water. But the spice is caustic

  • Impatiens disease changing American gardens

    April 22, 2013 3:38 AM 132

    Fungal disease targets colorful landscape staple, experts recommend trying alternatives Chicago-area gardeners face a whole new landscape this spring and summer, one without a longtime favorite. Over the last two years, a fungal disease has devastated America's impatiens beds. Downy mildew was reported in Illinois and 35 other states last year; it was seen in only 11 states

  • Tackling diet and exercise together boosts success

    April 22, 2013 12:01 AM 137

    People who tackle diet and exercise at the same time do better at making healthy changes. Folks who want to get in better shape and eat healthier are often encouraged to make one change at a time, but a new study finds that people are the most successful when they tackle their diet and exercise habits simultaneously. "It comes down to making them both priorities

  • Hearing Planned On Medical Marijuana Regulations In Connecticut

    April 21, 2013 11:16 PM 133

    HARTFORD (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection has scheduled a hearing on proposed regulations for the state’s new medical marijuana law. Members of the public may testify Monday, beginning at 10 a.m. at the State Office Building in Hartford. They will have the opportunity to speak the wide-ranging package of rules for the program

  • Beleaguered caregivers getting help from apps

    April 21, 2013 7:18 PM 153

    It had the dosages, the time of day each should be taken and a check mark when her folks, who live 10 miles away, assured her the pills had been swallowed. "I work full time so it was very challenging," said D'Auria, 63, of West Nyack. Now she has an app for that. With a tap or two on her iPhone, D'Auria can access a "pillbox" program that keeps it all organized

  • Baconfest Chicago 2013: The happy gathering of the baconites

    April 21, 2013 7:11 PM 162

    Dani Deahl and Sylvia Jung enjoy the pork-themed merchandise at Baconfest 2013 from the UIC Forum Saturday. (Photo for the Tribune by Taylor Glascock.) (April 21, 2013) Then, bacon went from mere noun to adjective. It became a flavor. Sodas, ice cream, breath mints. No matter how awful these tasted, people bought them for the idea it existed at all. Irony

  • Race for the Cure returns to Indy

    April 21, 2013 5:50 PM 104

    Updated: Saturday, 20 Apr 2013, 6:52 PM EDT Published : Saturday, 20 Apr 2013, 2:44 PM EDT INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was held in Indianapolis Saturday morning. The race, which began at Military Park, is the largest single-day fundraising event in Indiana, according to a release. It is also one of the top 10 largest

  • 'Tis The Season For West Nile Virus

    April 21, 2013 5:06 PM 144

    Montgomery County urges residents to prepare for the upcoming warm temperatures and avoid mosquitoes. Montgomery County Health Department sent out a release this week urging county residents to take precautions to avoid West Nile Virus this summer. Last year, 11 mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile Virus in Lower Merion Township, most of them in the Ardmore