• Dr. ZORBA PASTER | family physician

Dear Dr. Zorba: I am 45 years old and have been having occasional acute gout attacks for the past three years. They occur about four to five times a year. They’re miserable.

  • Christine Vestal Stateline.org

FREDERICK, Md. — Donna Johnson, a working mother of four who lives in a quiet upscale neighborhood in suburban Maryland, is determined to thwart an insidious addiction treatment scam that's spreading across the country.

  • Dr. ZORBA PASTER | family physician

A good night’s sleep is important for all of us, perhaps even more so for pregnant women. It’s one of the axioms of a healthy pregnancy, including good nutrition, good exercise, avoiding the toxins of smoke and booze, and getting good prenatal care.

  • Associated Press

A Philadelphia jury on Tuesday awarded $8 billion in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson and one if its subsidiaries over a drug the companies made that the plaintiff's attorneys say is linked to the abnormal growth of female breast tissue in boys.

  • DEAN OLSEN (Springfield) State Journal-Register

SPRINGFIELD — A few swings of a sledgehammer by nurses, doctors, administrators and others at HSHS St. John's Hospital marked the ceremonial start Friday of a $19 million renovation and expansion of the Springfield institution's neonatal intensive-care unit.

  • REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois officials agree the growing number of severe respiratory illnesses related to vaping must be addressed, and in recent days, the state’s chief executive, top attorney and health expert have taken action. On Monday, lawmakers explored legislative options during a committee hearing in Chicago.

  • REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois officials agree the growing number of severe respiratory illnesses related to vaping must be addressed, and in recent days, the state’s chief executive, top attorney and health expert have taken action. On Monday, lawmakers explored legislative options during a committee hearing in Chicago.

  • REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois officials agree the growing number of severe respiratory illnesses related to vaping must be addressed, and in recent days, the state’s chief executive, top attorney and health expert have taken action. On Monday, lawmakers explored legislative options during a committee hearing in Chicago.

  • Anna Maria Barry-Jester Kaiser Health News

In yet another twist for worried parents: Meet the vaping hoodie. This high school fashion mainstay _ defined by a hood with drawstrings _ is now available as a vaping device, ready to deliver a puff of nicotine (or marijuana) anywhere, anytime. Including in the classroom.

The CDC is warning the public to stop buying e-cigarettes of the street or "further manipulate them in ways not intended by the manufacturer" as it investigates an outbreak of illness and death associated with vaping. (Sept. 18)

The CDC is warning the public to stop buying e-cigarettes of the street or "further manipulate them in ways not intended by the manufacturer" as it investigates an outbreak of illness and death associated with vaping. (Sept. 18)

The CDC is warning the public to stop buying e-cigarettes of the street or "further manipulate them in ways not intended by the manufacturer" as it investigates an outbreak of illness and death associated with vaping. (Sept. 18)