Investigators: EPA had no rules for working at risky mines

Dan Elliott Associated Press DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had no rules for working around old mines when the agency inadvertently triggered a massive spill from a Colorado mine that polluted rivers in three states, government investigators said Monday. The agency started work on safety standards after the spill and expects More...

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By United Press International On Monday, June 12th, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court backs quicker approval of drug copies

Allen Cone United Press International WASHINGTON, D.C. (UPI) — The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that biotech drug copies — called biosimilars — can become available to consumers More...

By Associated Press On Monday, June 12th, 2017

New frontier in cancer care: Turning blood into living drugs

LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer SEATTLE (AP) — Ken Shefveland’s body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, June 11th, 2017

GUEST POST: Top 4 Natural Home Remedies For Anal Fissure

The following is a guest post by nutrition and health expert Ashley Bennet. Edited for content and clarity by Jake Leonard. Anal fissure is one of the most annoying and sensitive health problems happening to our More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, June 10th, 2017

How To Best Cope With Summer Heat: Be Weather Ready

(File Photo from Dasha Petrenko/ (StatePoint Media) Summer can be hot, sticky and downright uncomfortable. It can also be dangerous if you are not prepared. Cope with the heat this summer and stay healthy More...

By Colby Applegate On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

First West Nile mosquitoes of year identified in Illinois

Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus have been found in Illinois for the first time this year, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported recently. “The weather is warming up and we’re starting More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, June 5th, 2017

Breen blames ‘petty’ partisanship for move to restrict Medicaid managed care

Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) described Monday’s passage of Senate Bill 1446 as a hypocritical move by Democrats to make it harder for Gov. Bruce Rauner to use managed care systems for some Medicaid recipients. “All More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, June 5th, 2017

Hillsboro Native Earns Honors At Vanderbilt

Dr. Nancy Cox A former Hillsboro native, Dr. Nancy J. Cox, was honored this spring as the first recipient of the Richard M. Caprioli Research Award. Dr. Cox currently serves as the director of the Vanderbilt Genetics More...