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Atorvastatin Calcium tablets, a generic form of Lipitor. (AP Photo/Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., Bill Gallery)

Study: Statins may lead some patients to pig out

CHICAGO (AP) — Ten years of U.S. data suggest cholesterol-lowering statins are giving patients a license to pig out. Calorie and fat intake increased among statin users during the decade — an indication that many […]

04/25/2014

Atorvastatin Calcium tablets, a generic form of Lipitor. (AP Photo/Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., Bill Gallery)

US doctors urge wider use of cholesterol drugs

The nation’s first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes call for twice as many Americans — one-third of all adults — to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. The guidelines, issued […]

11/12/2013

Caltech names physicist as new president

  PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The California Institute of Technology has announced the appointment of physicist Thomas F. Rosenbaum as its new president. Rosenbaum is currently the provost and John T. Wilson Distinguished Service Professor […]

10/24/2013

In this July 30, 2013, photo, 92-year-old Edith Stern walks through the cafeteria at her retirement home in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Study seeks super agers’ secrets to brain health

CHICAGO (AP) — They’re called “super agers” — men and women who are in their 80s and 90s, but with brains and memories that seem far younger. Researchers are looking at this rare group in […]

08/23/2013

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Newly insured to deepen primary care doctor gap

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Getting face time with the family doctor could soon become even harder. A shortage of primary care physicians in some parts of the country is expected to worsen as millions of […]

06/22/2013

Northwestern University

School gives France letter from Napoleon’s brother

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Special delivery from Northwestern University to France: a letter from Napoleon Bonaparte’s brother. The suburban Chicago school has planned a ceremony this week to hand over a letter dated April 27, […]

05/13/2013

Study: Food, skin allergies increasing in children

NEW YORK (AP) – Experts say they’re not sure why parents are reporting more skin and food allergies in their children. A big government study says 1 in 20 children in the U.S. have food […]

05/02/2013

Even fit baby boomers won't escape heart problems

CHICAGO (AP) – Here’s a reality check for health-conscious baby boomers: Even among those in good shape, at least 1 in 3 will eventually develop heart problems or have a stroke. The upside is that […]

11/05/2012

MacArthur Foundation reveals 2012 'genius grants'

CHICAGO (AP) – Mandolin player and composer Chris Thile learned the hard way that when you get a call from the 312 area code this time of year, you should probably answer the phone. Thile […]

10/01/2012

Chicago's famed Charlie Trotter's serves last meal

CHICAGO (AP) – Award-winning Chicago chef Charlie Trotter is closing his iconic restaurant after 25 years to return to college and study philosophy. The final service at Charlie Trotter’s is Thursday evening, followed by a […]

08/30/2012

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