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Old Chicago School Buildings Brace for Heat

Schools worry about excessive heat covering much of the South and Midwest. Chicago will hit a heat index over 110.

Spike in respiratory viruses not just COVID

Respiratory infections that cause severe symptoms in children, enough to cause hospitalization, are spiking in Chicago and other areas.

Fitness monitors won’t do the work for you

Fitness trackers are much better at encouraging healthy activity levels when their users set goals, incl. goals catered to specific health needs.

Drinking water with school lunch may cut obesity

A study out of the U. of IL suggests that encouraging students to drink water during lunch at school could cut their risks of becoming overweight.

How well do you know your basic anatomy?

Given that most of us can't locate important organs, muscles, or other body parts, it's no wonder health care is so hard.

Congress lets kids’ health insurance program expire

Congress allowed the Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, to expire Sunday. Some states are scrambling to cover kids; others aren't worried.

Present debate shifts focus away from student issues

There are, to be sure, real issues facing America. But the present debate has caused lawmakers to lose focus and move away from actual solutions.