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Archive | Healthy & Fit

MasSpec “Cancer Pen” Helps Surgeons Find Malignant Tumors in 10 Seconds, Say University of Texas – Austin Scientists

A pen that detects cancer cells in 10 seconds has been developed at the University of Texas at Austin. The new device is aimed at helping surgeons pinpoint cancer cells and more precisely remove malignant tumors A handheld “pen” connected by tubing to a mass spectrometer device can detect cancer cells within 10 seconds, speeding […]

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FDA Sends Warning Letter to Pfizer Unit Meridian Medical Technologies About EpiPens Failing to Fire Defect

The Food and Drug Administration has learned of “hundreds of complaints” about the anti-allergy EpiPen device has misfired “during life-threatening emergencies.” In some cases involving misfiring, people later died. EpiPens are used to deliver a dose of the natural human hormone epinephrine to people who are suffering a potentially fatal allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. […]

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Amazon Dropping Prices at Whole Foods Starting Monday 8/28/2017 with Merger Official

Amazon (AMZN) will finalize its planned $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market on Monday August 28, 2017 and immediately drop prices at Whole Foods to make the high-end grocery chain’s goods “affordable for everyone,” according to a press release from Amazon and Whole Foods released Thursday. Shoppers will find lower prices on bananas, avocados, […]

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Posted in Food, Shopping

VIDEO: Lizard Found Drowned in Pool Apparently Saved by Finger CPR

A video displayed on the official Facebook page for appears to show successful CPR on a lizard that was found drowned in a swimming pool. Lizards have a three chambered heart with left and right atria and a single ventricle – the interventricular septum is only partially complete but serves to channel deoxygenated blood […]

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Posted in Healthy & Fit, Outdoors, Science

Rabid Bat Found Near Fremont Ave and Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights

Last week a rabid bat was discovered outdoors in the same neighborhood where a rabid bat was found and captured inside a home. The village of Arlington Heights recently received the following letter from Donna M Alexander, DVM, Administrator of the Cook County Department of animal and rabies control. On August 10, 2017, a bat […]

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Life Time Fitness Plans and Proposal Announced for Hackney’s Lake Zurich Site

Life Time Fitness, headquartered in Chanhassen, Minnesota, has approached the village of Lake Zurich about building a high-end 24-hour resort-like fitness center at 880 North Old Rand Road, the former location of Hackney’s restaurant Lake Zurich. Life Time Fitness is proposing a three-story 24-hour health, athletic and recreation center with two outdoor pools with limited […]

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US State Department Adds Subtle Warning About Dangerous Alcohol Beverages to Mexico Travel Page

The United States Department of State is warning travelers to Mexico about tainted or counterfeit alcohol following the death of a Wisconsin woman and other reports of blackouts at resorts in Mexico. There is no prominent warning or alert on the Department of State’s official website. Instead, a paragraph has been added to the general […]

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Union Changes Coverage; Limits Medical Care, Rehabilitation Coverage for West Nile Virus Infected Carpenter

A Chicago carpenter may never get a chance to enjoy retirement, at least not the way he thought he would. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports. Chicago Southwest Side resident Jeff Walls spent 30 years as a union carpenter, but one mosquito bite and a West Nile Virus infection has changed retirement plans. His wife, Marisa […]

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IDPH: First 2017 Human Case of West Nile Virus in Will County

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus reported in Illinois for 2017. A Will County resident in his 60s became ill at the end of June 2017, according to an IDPH release on Thursday, July 20, 2017 “This is typically the time of year we […]

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Food News You Can Use: Top Pick Is Portillo’s Offers $1 Hot Dogs on National Hot Dog Day Today

A new Logan Square business “Navigator Taproom” at 2211 N Milwaukee Ave Ste 100 has 50 craft beers, and patrons do all the work. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports. Sorry, you have to go to Tailpipe’s Burgers in West Virginia to get the Knucklehead — that last one. Portillo's offers $1 hot dogs on National […]

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Amazon to Buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion; Bets on Physical Stores and Food Business

FBN’s Stuart Varney and Liz MacDonald on Amazon’s deal to buy Whole Foods. Online giant announced Friday, June 16, 2017 that is buying organic grocery chain Whole Foods (WFM) for $13.7 billion in cash. Click stock charts to go direct to stock on Yahoo! FINANCE … Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) said Whole Foods stores will […]

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Otto Warmbier Physicians at University of Cincinnati Describe His Condition As “Unresponsive Wakefulness”

Medical team at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center updates condition of American released from North Korea in a coma after serving nearly 18 months of his sentence. Dr. Daniel Kanter, MD, Professor of Neurology, Director, Neurocritical Care Program at the University of Cincinnati spoke at a press conference at about 3:00 p.m. Thursday, June […]

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  • Current Conditions : 39.5F, Overcast - 2:20 AM CST Feb. 19
    Temperature: 39.5°F | Humidity: 79% | Pressure: 29.89in (Steady) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: WSW | Wind Speed: 2.0mph
  • Monday Night as of Feb. 18 8:52 PM CST
    Monday Night - Showers and a chance of thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s. Then temperatures becoming steady or slowly rising. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 100 percent.
  • Rest of Tonight as of Feb. 18 8:52 PM CST
    Rest of Tonight - Partly cloudy in the late evening and early morning then becoming cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers after midnight. Breezy. Temperatures nearly steady in the upper 30s. South winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph late in the evening decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after […]
  • Washingtons Birthday as of Feb. 18 8:52 PM CST
    Washingtons Birthday - Areas of dense fog in the morning. Showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 50s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
  • Areal Flood Watch - Expires: 6:00 AM CST
    Areal Flood Watch for Cook County in effect until 6:00 AM CST on February 21, 2018


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