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Venus Rising

An Illinois company’s race to obtain governmental approval for a female version of Viagra raises questions about what really turns women on

Lifesavers

Elmhurst-based nutritionist David Grotto writes a book about foods that do the body good. Here are five of his smartest finds, plus a recipe for the book’s elderberry ice cream pie

The Smoking Gun

At the turn of the 20th century, the country’s most famous antismoking crusader was a sharp-tongued, stern-faced zealot from Chicago who nearly succeeded in achieving a statewide ban on cigarettes. Now, as a new antismoking law takes effect in Illinois, her nearly forgotten story gets a fitting coda.

December 2007 Table of Contents

Features Pamper Yourself! Feeling harried? In this season of running around buying gifts for other people, we recommend taking a moment for yourself. Get an invigorating massage. Let someone clean your house for a change. Or splurge on a special bottle of wine. Our story captures the best indulgences Chicago has to offer. Bloodlines by … Read more

How Healthy is Your Town – Methods and Sources

To find the healthiest towns around, Chicago examined data in three categories-public health, environmental health, and safety-for 195 towns in the six-county metropolitan region. Because these towns face different kinds of challenges depending on their size, Chicago arranged them into five groups by population: 50,000-plus; 25,000 to 49,999; 15,000 to 24,999; 10,000 to 14,999; and … Read more