| Sep 12, 2010
Vance Bourjaily, a novelist and professor of writing who was part of the post- World War II generation of writers whose wartime experiences influenced their early work, has died. He was 87.
Bourjaily, who was discovered by legendary editor Max Perkins,...
| Sep 24, 2010
Nipple piercings may be eye-catching, but women who have them are at much higher risk for developing painful, recurrent breast abscesses, a new study reports.
The abscesses—pus-filled infections surrounded by swollen, inflamed tissue under the...
| Aug 10, 2010
| 1:27 PM
Q A lot of studies I’ve read show that being high doesn’t impair your driving, and some say it actually improves it by making you more cautious. Is this true?
A There’ve been some studies, like one conducted by Hartford Hospital and the...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 3:59 PM
According to the American Cancer Society about 207,090 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. That's the bad news. The good news is that currently there are over 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
My grandmother fits...
| Jun 22, 2011
Tracy Highfill is divorced and says she first had sex around the age of 16.
"Absolutely, very close to that," said Plano resident Tracy Highfill.
Highfill is part of a group called Divorcing Independent Very Able Survivors, or D.I.V.A.S. It provides...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 11:21 AM
WASHINGTON — If you’ve hit the beach, chances are you’ve experienced an unfortunate rite of summer: The sunburn. Skin so swollen it hurts to bend. The heat that rises from reddened shoulders. The “ow, ow, ow” from the shower...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 1:06 AM
The Northern State men's basketball team will play two-time national runner-up Butler in an exhibition game this season.
The Wolves will play the Bulldogs on Nov. 2 in Indianapolis, Ind. NSU will also play exhibition games at Northern Iowa on Oct. 30 in...
| Aug 12, 2011
Philip Levine, the Pulitzer Prize winner who was named the nation's next poet laureate Wednesday, has spent much of his career listening and reflecting on the voices of America. In his new job he said he has one main goal.
"I want to bring poetry to...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 1:23 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids who get lots of antibiotics from their doctors are more likely to harbor the MRSA superbug, although it's still rare, a new study of British youngsters has found.
While that doesn't prove the drugs are to blame for the...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 8:52 AM
HARBOR SPRINGS — Five swimmers will attempt to cross Little Traverse Bay from Harbor Springs to Petoskey Sunday to spark donations for diabetes research.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, a nonprofit, pledged in 2008 to raise $25 million in...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:51 PM
All her life, Lindsay Shipp knew that she was dying. As a baby, she would cry after eating, and salt collected on her forehead. The diagnosis was cystic fibrosis, an incurable genetic disease that, at the time, meant a life expectancy of 18 years.
| Nov 9, 2011
Like many high school graduates, Jennifer Gans, of Glen Ellyn, wanted to go to college. But developmental delays put her in a population of students that few colleges serve: those with "intellectual disabilities."
Now Gans, 25, is a proud graduate of...