Illinois uses $2 billion of the federal food stamp program.That translates into a lot of assistance for food, but it doesn’t always translate into assistance for healthy food. Parts of Chicago are food deserts – places where there’re few grocery stores with fresh produce and meat.
When it comes to health care, it's generally the case that the care in wealthy countries is better than in impoverished ones.But a country's GDP only goes so far in predicting how things will go, as a survey of the some of best-off countries finds.Take a guess which rich country's health system prov
America’s hospitals treat patients with life-ending cancers very differently in their final months, with some deploying chemotherapy and other life-prolonging efforts until the end and others directing most of their patients into hospice, a new study finds.The report released today by the Dartmo
So what's the world's leading killer of young children? Malaria? AIDS? Diarrhea?Nope, it's acute respiratory infections – things like pneumonia, flu, respiratory syncytial virus, Hemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), and complications of measles.
In another significant vote on the health front Tuesday, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors took a big step toward an ordinance against restaurants handing out toys as part of junky kids' meals.Can you say McDonald's Happy Meal?