| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:14 PM
An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Even after 36 years, Carl Maxwell Jr.'s thoughts leap to the rustic house at the edge of the golf course, and what happened there.
"It is so old, but it is so fresh," Maxwell said, recalling the many nights that members of Troop 222 spent at the home...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 4:30 PM
City Council President Eric Evans, a teacher and little league coach, announced this week he’ll seek a second term. Evans said his strong financial background is well suited for council, which has the power of the purse. Having earned a master...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 12:09 PM
If you thought it was hard getting a doctor's appointment now, just wait until 30 million more Americans join the line. Nearly 3 in 4 California counties already lack a sufficient number of family physicians, and by 2020 the U.S. faces an estimated...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. State lawmakers return to town in just about a week for an abbreviated fall session. But during the time they have, expect a renewed push for reforms to Pennsylvania's open-records law. After a summer of......
| Nov 28, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. There's some good news and bad news for students at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities this morning. The good news is that faculty members at the schools won't consider striking until the spring semester --...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 12:42 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The short-term benefits of weight loss surgery are well known in severely obese people, but a new study finds that improvements in diabetes and blood pressure may hold up for years after the procedures.
At six-year patient...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 12:48 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Heavy kids who took part in a program hosted at community YMCAs were able keep off some extra weight and improved their quality of life, including relationships with peers and functioning at school.
The six-month program -...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:57 AM
| Jun 8, 2013
| 11:22 PM
The most sacred duty that any of us have as parents is to try and safeguard the emotional and physical health of our children. I pondered that protective instinct during prom pictures for the Corona del Mar High seniors with my youngest child, Katie, last...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 12:23 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - U.S. researchers found better levels of "good cholesterol" and other markers of heart health in the blood of middle-aged study subjects with a sunny outlook on life.
At least some of the connection between optimism and blood...
| Feb 27, 2013
Babies born to women who are obese at the start of pregnancy tend to have one-third less vitamin D than the infants of lean women, according to a new study led by a Northwestern Medicine professor.
Vitamin D is important for children because it helps to...