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Smoking Bans in Public Housing Could Save Money, Lives

Tobacco-free policies might save $521 million a year, cut secondhand smoke exposure. Smoking bans in subsidized housing, including public housing and rental assistance programs continue reading »

The Taste of Beer May Trigger the Urge to Drink

Study found flavor alone activated brain's reward center; effect stronger with family history of alcoholism. Just as the smell of freshly brewed coffee may compel you to pour a steaming cup of java, continue reading »

How Panda Express, Taco Bell, And McDonalds Rebrand Food As ‘Healthy’ Without Changing Much

As a growing number of Americans cite obesity as the most urgent health problem facing the country, the food industry is looking for a way to profit. Despite playing a critical role in enabling America’s obesity epidemic, fast food chains have recently announced attempts to make their product seem healthier continue reading »

Unemployment Can Take Its Toll on Your Health

Resulting stress, anxiety, bad habits may lead to cardiovascular trouble. As anyone who's lost a job can attest, stress and worry often quickly follow. continue reading »

A FineLine: Mental Health/Mental Illness

St. James Cathedral and the Cathedral Counseling Center are honored to present the Chicago premiere of Michael Nye’s powerful documentary, afineline: Mental Health/Mental Illness. continue reading »

Health Tip: Keep Food Cravings at Bay at the Office

Suggestions to keep you on track with healthy eating - The office can be full of temptations that can derail your healthy eating plan, but if you're prepared you don't have to give in to those temptations. continue reading »

Can Exercise Reduce the RIsk of Breast Cancer?

Physical activity lowers estrogen levels in older women, study says. Older women who are physically active have lower levels of estrogen and its breakdown products in their bodies, according to a new study, continue reading »

Spanish Translation of Autism Awareness Book Offers Hope to Hispanic Parents of Autistic Children

Lena McCalla Njee, a special education teacher of children with autism, today launches the Spanish edition of her book, "El Autismo Inspira! La esperanza como salvacion para los padres," to ki continue reading »

Beach Safety for the Family

Protect your family from potential dangers - When your family is headed to the beach for some fun in the sun, it's a good idea to go over a few basic safety rules to keep everyone safe. continue reading »

Kids’ Frequent Eating Tied to Less Weight Gain

But this won't hold true with unhealthy foods, expert warns. In what may seem a surprising finding, kids in a new study who ate more often over the course of a day continue reading »

More US Couples Living Together, Insead of Marrying

And more women getting pregnant while cohabiting. Many more American women are living with their partners rather than tying the knot, a new government survey finds. continue reading »

Survey: Doctors Aren’t Helping Lung Cancer Patients Quit Smoking

Many say they don't feel prepared to offer effective assistance. Although doctors treating people with lung cancer are aware of the importance of kicking the smoking habit, m continue reading »

Melanoma Rates Rising in U.S. Children

Deadly skin cancer still rare in kids, but long-term study found 2 percent yearly increase among whites. Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer continue reading »

Mexico’s 1st Division Soccer Clubs Launch Campaign Against Obesity

Mexico's first division soccer clubs will be kicking orange-colored balls around the field starting next weekend as a reminder of the nation's fight against obesity. The Liga Mx soccer league, the federal health depart continue reading »

Self-Testing May be Key to Overcoming HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Worldwide research shows testing done in privacy of home reduces fear, stigma. Having people test themselves for HIV is effective and could help bring the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic under control, a new study contends. continue reading »

Obama Announces Initiative to Map the Human Brain

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced an ambitious multidisciplinary program to create a map of the human brain that could help cure diseases such as Alzheimer's and epilepsy. continue reading »

April in National Minority Health Month: HHS Secretary’s Releases Statement

A Time to Advance Health Equity - April is National Minority Health Month, a time when we reflect on the incredible opportunity we face as a nation to improve minority health continue reading »

Many Teens in US Maintain Poor Health Habits

Bad diet, lack of exercise raise odds for later heart disease, experts warn. More than 80 percent of U.S. teens eat unhealthy diets and many are sedentary, which raises the odds they continue reading »

A Look at the Health of Hispanic Adolescents in the U.S.

Our nation’s adolescents are becoming increasingly diverse, and this trend will continue in the decades to come. Today, more than one in five youth between the ages of 10 and 19 in the United States is Hispanic continue reading »

Can You Fall in Love With Someone Through Online Dating?

The Internet has changed the world in a number of ways; not only are people able to access unlimited resources of knowledge in a manner of seconds, but they are also able to connect wit continue reading »