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  • Hundreds Attend 4/20 Protest For Legalization Of Cannabis At Independence Mall

    April 21, 2013 5:04 PM 140

    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and The Panic Hour hosted a protest on Independence Mall, asking for the legalization of cannabis. At 4:20 p.m. on April 20th, nearly 400 folks lit their joints in unison at a protest to raise awareness about the social issues that are directly related to marijuana

  • Pet foods recall: New recall by Natura Pet expands recalled pet foods

    April 20, 2013 5:44 PM 145

    More dry pet foods are being recalled by Natura Pet Products because of a risk of salmonella infection to both people and animals, The Associated Press reported April 19. This is a new recall that follows previous pet food recalls in March. This new Natura Pet Products recall includes all dry pet food products and treats with expiration dates prior to and including

  • Mayo makes another push into Illinois

    April 20, 2013 6:38 AM 104

    Dr. David Hayes (second from right), medical director of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, gets a tour of NorthShore Hospital's Sim Lab last September. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune / September 18, 2012)

  • Study: Hookah no safer than cigarettes, just differently dangerous

    April 19, 2013 9:08 PM 157

    Cigarette smoking may have earned a reputation as an unhealthy, cancer-causing pastime, but water pipes seem to have largely evaded the stigma. Now, new research shows that water pipes may simply be dangerous in slightly different ways, according to a study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. Water pipes, also known as hookah, shisha and a host of other

  • You have to eat. Support Relay for Life in the process.

    April 19, 2013 8:57 PM 149

    Satisfy all your cravings and support Relay for Life of Mt. Prospect/Prospect Heights at one or more of our upcoming dine and share events. There’s one scheduled every week leading up to the May 18 overnight walk to support the American Cancer Society. These local businesses will be sharing a portion of the proceeds during the dates and times listed

  • Young Women Rejecting Mammogram Guidelines, New Rates Suggest

    April 19, 2013 4:07 PM 150

    It has been more than three years since a high-profile medical task force issued controversial guidelines saying that most women age 40 to 49 should no longer get routine mammograms. But the recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) -- an independent panel that reviews a range of preventive services -- do not appear to have had any measurable

  • Adult consciousness may be present in infants' minds, study says

    April 19, 2013 3:47 PM 154

    French neuroscientists say babies at age 5 months have the ability to perceive objects in adult-like ways, even though they cannot tell us. Babies wise up fast. By the time infants are 3 months old, their unfinished brains are laced with a trillion connections, and the collective weight of all those firing neurons triples in a year. But the indecipherable

  • How to build a better health-care system

    April 19, 2013 5:23 AM 144

    Too often we in Washington talk about health care as though it is little more than a line item on a budget table. Those of us who have experienced the best of health care know that is not how care should be delivered or policy crafted in this most personal of issues. Our country can achieve a higher-value health-care system — meaning both higher quality

  • Massive Drug Recalls are a Wake Up Call for Vitamin and Supplement Industry

    April 18, 2013 9:34 PM 127

    A new study has found that dietary supplements accounted for more than half of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Class I drug recalls between 2004 and 2012. The “Class I” designation means that the supplements contained ingredients with a reasonable probability of causing “serious adverse health consequences or death.” Of the 465 drugs subject to a Class

  • Robin Roberts hospitalized with infection

    April 18, 2013 1:49 PM 147

    The 'GMA' anchor hopes to be back on the air next week. If you've been wondering where exactly Robin Roberts has been lately, she's explaining it herself in a Facebook note. The GMA anchor who hasn't been on the air this week (George Stephanopoulos has said she's "off") had a recent health setback. She starts by saying she it "saddens" her that she's