| Nov 25, 2013
With the state's medical marijuana law going into effect on Jan. 1, Naperville officials are taking advantage of language that enables them to "enact reasonable zoning ordinances" to regulate cannabis dispensaries or cultivation centers.
| Nov 30, 2013
Diabetic retinopathy affects about 28.5 percent of Americans with diabetes age 40 and older; that amounts to 7 million people. It is the leading cause of blindness in adults up to age 74 —- and in many cases, early detection can prevent it.
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:23 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Orlando super-donor and trial lawyer John Morgan has now pumped nearly $1 million into his crusade to ask Florida voters to legalize medical marijuana next year.
Campaign-finance reports for November show his Morgan & Morgan law firm...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
SAN DIEGO, CA -- These reader questions were answered at the Central Veterinary Conference West, held at the San Diego Convention Center, Dec. 5-9.
Q: Why does my cat go crazy if I step on an ant? She'll roll around on the spot. -- W.G., Cyberspace.
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:14 PM
I've only been at the Tribune for a few years, but there's one project I always volunteer for: to design the Breast Cancer Awareness section. Why? My wife, my mother-in-law, and my daughter.
Breast cancer intruded into our family in 2005 when my wife'...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:02 AM
As he walked along a sidewalk, the man was dressed normally except for a battered football helmet, which seemed amusing.
Suddenly, his whole body went rigid, forming an arch, and he fell, with the back of that helmet hitting the concrete first.
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:00 AM
A boy squints a little as he walks around the gym that's full of workout equipment. He jumps onto a treadmill and runs for a short time, only to switch to an exercise bike. Then it's on to the various weight machines.
Aaron Calderon, 11, has...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:05 AM
For Mike Graham, what started as an aggravation of an old football injury led to a number of failed spinal fusion surgeries before doctors decided to implant a pump to regularly release doses of morphine to try to ease his chronic pain.
| Aug 11, 2013
| 4:33 AM
Buster, our One-Eyed Jack Russell terrier, does a pretty good Elvis impression when we walk into the vet's office.
I'm all shook up when I get the bill. Buster, who lost an eye last year to glaucoma (he's fine), will soon get the shivers because it's...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:06 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I need more options to protect my vision. I take prescription eye drops, but I'm steadily declining. — R.J., Decatur, Ill.
Dear R.J.: I'm sorry to hear that. I'm always researching ways to protect eyesight because it is so...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:31 PM
The story of the 1963 Bears, Chicago's overlooked champions, begins at the end of the 1962 season.
That year, the Bears won four of their last five games, including a 3-0 season finale against the Lions that many of the players recall as one of the...
| Sep 16, 2013
Regnal Jones is a University of Chicago-trained molecular geneticist. John Bradley has a master's degree in urban education from Harvard. The two have devoted the bulk of their careers and lives to helping Chicago-area students become doctors, nurses,...