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Should doctors know more about nutrition?
Jun. 3, 2015
Few medical schools teach it and most doctors say they're unprepared to advise patients. One group in Chicago is pushing to change that.
Study promotes immigrant health with tailored workouts
May. 1, 2015
Researchers are finding that culturally-sensitive workouts for South Asian women can yield significant health improvements.
Has obesity in Illinois gotten out of control?
Sep. 8, 2014
We take a look at obesity rates in America and why Illinois ranks 25th in the nation. We also talk about the medical marijuana registration process for the state. Plus, we get a unique take on bluegrass music from three Aussies.
Is it time for the 'Immigrant Diet'?
Aug. 28, 2014
Some public health experts believe traditional home-cooked meals from ethnic grocery stores could be the key to eating well on a budget.
CPS doesn’t know how much sugar is in kids’ meals
Apr. 25, 2014
Federal rules don’t require districts to track sugar levels in school food.
You can lead kids to water but can you make them drink?
Feb. 10, 2014
Fruit-infused water was the star attraction at a recent tasting as part of a campaign to get kids to choose water over sugary drinks.
Bill would push breastfeeding in Ill. hospitals
May. 1, 2012
The measure would require hospitals to develop a policy with guidance from the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, an effort of the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund.
Women’s hospital aims for ‘baby friendly’ status
Feb. 9, 2012
A hospital that delivers more than a quarter of babies born in Chicago is entering an international program that aims to improve the health of both newborns and their mothers.
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