| Sep 19, 2013
| 4:49 AM
His giggles are contagious. Once Zander Tewksbury, 2, starts laughing, his mom can't help but laugh along with him.
And as they cuddle together on the couch, Krystal Middaugh tickles her son's belly even more. Happy laughter fills their Petoskey...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:38 PM
Ethel is on the road to recovery, but that wasn’t always the case for this pugnacious pooch.
Ethel, a 1-year-old German shepherd, was born with a series of health problems. No veterinary care was received and Ethel soon found herself surrendered...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:20 AM
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A federally approved drug already being inhaled by asthma patients may make mice with Down syndrome smarter, according to a new study.
Researchers chose to test the widely manufactured...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:35 AM
As a creative director at Cramer-Krasselt (think Don Draper without the booze or cigarettes), Derek Sherman must get into people's heads. It's his job to figure out what makes people buy one product — Monopoly, let's say — over another. For...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Diapers? Check. Infant car seat? Check. Comprehensive genome analysis? Roger that, too.
For thousands of newborns born in and around Boston; San Francisco; Kansas City, Missouri; and North Carolina over the next several years, a full genomic...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Aug. 28 marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous “I have a dream” speech, which some say was so peppered with scriptural allusions that it was more sermon than speech.
Clarence Jones, a civil rights activist who...
| Jul 22, 2013
The lifetime waterman shifted uncomfortably on the narrow hospital bed. "I'd rather work a month for free than be here," said Edward "E.C." Hogge, Jr., who operates his deadrise, "Shannon Kay," out of Gloucester. Hogge was being prepped for a...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Behind the countertop, one brother pulls out knives, the other quickly grabs the cutting boards. As one minces green onions, the other shells fava beans. In this kitchen, for brothers Luke and Dean Bergman, food is a family affair.
But this isn't the...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Two developmentally disabled members of a Montreal choir want to exert independence and consummate their love in Louise Archambault's predictably sweet "Gabrielle." Fitting into the solid market for well-made, uplifting stories about individuals with...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 4:17 AM
SOUTH BEND -- South Bend residents Samara and Nick Dulik started a nonprofit organization that provides care packages for parents and siblings of children spending more than three days in pediatric hospitals. Cayleigh’s Friends Inc. was created...
| Jul 19, 2013
This year marks the 50th anniversary of routine newborn screening in the United States. Since 1963, tens of millions of babies have had blood drawn from their heels to be tested for rare diseases.
The program has unquestionably prevented tragedies....
| Aug 2, 2013
| 8:22 AM
By Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times In our line of work as photojournalists we might witness tragedy, triumph, joy and misery all in the same day. There has been no shortage of this in my 30-plus years in journalism. We are often in the front row to...