Stories by Lindsey Tanner

Monday, June 20, 2016

Study sees free meals swaying physicians on drug decisions

CHICAGO - As little as one free meal from a drug company can influence which medicines doctors prescribe for Medicare patients, according to a study using Medicare records.
By Lindsey Tanner

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

Teens' e-cigarette use linked with later smoking

CHICAGO  — Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely than others to later smoke conventional cigarettes and other tobacco products, a study at 10 Los Angeles high schools suggests.
By Lindsey Tanner

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Doctors urge caution in kids' prescriptions for marijuana

CHICAGO — With little proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it might harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids, the nation’s top ...
By Lindsey Tanner

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

Hundreds of kids poisoned by detergent pods, study says

Accidental poisonings from laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years.
By Lindsey Tanner

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Alzheimer's buddy program pairs patients, students

CHICAGO - At age 80, retired Chi­cago physician and educator Dan Win­ship is getting a bittersweet last chance to teach about medicine - only this time he's the subject.
By Lindsey Tanner

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Obese teens suffer health problems

CHICAGO - U.S. teens seeking weight-loss surgery have a startling number of health problems that used to be seen only in adults, according to a major government-funded study.
By Lindsey Tanner

Monday, April 8, 2013

Monday, Oct. 22, 2012

Doctors: Cheerleading needs more regulation

Cheerleading has become as athletic and potentially as dangerous as a sport and should be designated one to improve safety, the nation's leading group of pediatricians says.
By Lindsey Tanner

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Conditioning deaths prompt new guidelines

Health and sports professionals have collaborated to create consensus guidelines on preventing suddent deaths during conditioning workouts for amateur athletes.
By Lindsey Tanner

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Should parents lose custody of super obese kids?

CHICAGO — Should parents of extremely obese children lose custody for not controlling their kids' weight?
By Lindsey Tanner

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Study linked to drug makers

CHICAGO - A new study showing that padded hip protectors didn't prevent fractures in the elderly has renewed questions about hidden drug industry ties to medical research.
By Lindsey Tanner
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