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  • Vacations with a payoff

    Vacations with a payoff
    Picking a volunteer vacation is a lot like dating: The choices are mind-boggling, but finding the right fit takes work. Treat the search like a job. Opportunities to travel and immerse yourself in a different culture are everywhere. You can enlist...
  • Love lessons from the Boomers

    Love lessons from the Boomers
    Baby boomer marriages are having a best of times/worst of times moment. Despite the overall divorce rate in the U.S. dropping during the past two decades, the rate of couples divorcing after age 50 has doubled. In 1990, fewer than 10 percent of...
  • Illinois' presence shrinks at U. of I.

    Illinois' presence shrinks at U. of I.
    Six years ago, when University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign officials announced plans to enroll more undergraduates from outside the state, the public outcry was so intense that the plan was scrapped within a week. But despite the university's...
  • Corrie Wallace, helps immigrants with education

     Corrie Wallace, helps immigrants with education
    Corrie Wallace has helped immigrant parents — from the Philippines, Mexico, Malawi, Russia, Poland, Pakistan and elsewhere — navigate the sometimes puzzling American public school system, giving them tools, as she says, to "help parents help...
  • Pulmonary hypertension often misdiagnosed, research finds

     Pulmonary hypertension often misdiagnosed, research finds
    Whitney Gaspar has long known that she didn't have much endurance. When she was in secondary school, Gaspar said she ran a "slow mile" in gym class of 14 to 15 minutes and "avoided stuff (that required) a lot of endurance." Then in December 1999,...
  • Vaccination schedule for children is safe, study says

    Vaccination schedule for children is safe, study says
    The recommended schedule of vaccines for children is safe and has done much to dramatically lower the incidence of devastating illnesses, according to a new national scientific study that was partly led by a Northwestern University professor....
  • Loves every aspect of the pastry business

    Loves every aspect of the pastry business
    Sophie Evanoff Owner, Vanille Patisserie 2229 N. Clybourn Ave. and at the French Market, 131 N. Clinton St. When Sophie Evanoff was a kid, she baked from scratch with her mother and occasionally took a day off school. "Any time the church would...
  • Study shows simple ways to reduce hospital infection risk

    Study shows simple ways to reduce hospital infection risk
    A recent study of nearly 75,000 patients describes two simple techniques that decreased by more than a third the risk of patients developing a type of bacterial infection resistant to certain antibiotics. In addition, the number of bloodstream...
  • Pioneer shared 'Old Southern Cooking'

     Pioneer shared 'Old Southern Cooking'
    Abby Fisher arrived in San Francisco a generation after the Gold Rush ready to make her fortune. In a few short years, she won kudos and prizes for her pickles, jellies and preserves, set up her own pickling business and made influential friends who...
  • Coming Together in Skokie festival features authors

    Coming Together in Skokie festival features authors
    For six weeks beginning Sunday, Skokie becomes a cradle of civilization as its fourth annual Coming Together in Skokie festival focuses on Greek culture. Local libraries, schools, colleges, museums, churches and other locations will host cultural events...
  • Still having PSA tests?

    Still having PSA tests?
    Experts say that a blood test commonly used to screen for prostate cancer can cause more harm than good and leads healthy men to receive useless and sometimes dangerous treatments. But try telling that to the tens of millions of American men who continue...
  • Biblioracle: Better living through reading

    Biblioracle: Better living through reading
    Is there a sadder story than that of Karen Klein, the 68-year-old bus monitor who was taunted into tears by a handful of middle-schoolers as they videotaped her distress for their apparent later pleasure? If so, it's Amanda Todd, the Canadian teenager...