Douglas County has ranked at the top of a list of Illinois’ healthiest communities, according to new annual report from the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
A Senate committee has approved legislation to ban smoking on all state-supported colleges and universities.
As the Affordable Care Act nears its third birthday this Saturday, a poll finds the public actually knows less about the law now than when it passed in 2010. Oh, and a lot of what people think they know just isn't so.
A new kind of retirement community is a few months away from opening its doors in the village of St. Joseph. It's called Abbeyfield House, which was started in the United Kingdom in the 1950's.
A Sangamon County judge has upheld a new Illinois law that requires state employees to pay for their health insurance upon retirement, but the issue is not settled for good.
Alzheimer's disease doesn't just steal memories. It takes lives. The disease is now the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.
A new proposal would require New York City retailers to keep tobacco products out of sight under a first-in-the-nation proposal aimed at reducing the youth smoking rate, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday.
The recent announcement by grocery chain Whole Foods that it will require labeling of products containing genetically modified ingredients was greeted with excitement by consumer groups. Biotech giant Monsanto, a leader in GM technology, sees it another way.
More than half of the nation's single homeless adults are 47 or older. Experts say the cost to society, especially for health care and social services, could mushroom.
On Monday, a state judge in Manhattan struck down New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's rule capping soda sizes. And lawmakers in Mississippi are taking the backlash against government regulation on food marketing one step further.