| Jul 18, 2011
| 7:31 AM
A few hours before I interviewed Tom Hanks last month, I joked to my friends that I was going to perform like Michael Jordan in the 1997 NBA Finals when he scored 38 points while battling the flu.
I had been battling a massive headache for three or...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 8:08 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - After a close review of more than 1,000 research studies, a federal panel of experts has concluded that vaccines cause very few side effects, and found no evidence that vaccines cause autism or type 1 diabetes.
The report, issued on...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 1:20 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who come down with shingles seem to have no higher-than-normal risk of developing cancer later on, a study published Monday confirms.
Researchers found that for nearly 36,000 Taiwanese adults with shingles, the...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 4:47 PM
It wasn't just any raking job; it was dethatching to get all the old, dead grass out. That's hard work. You have to dig in and put some real muscle into it.
The pain in my rib cage started the day after the dead grass was bagged and bound for the...
| Jan 17, 2012
On a typical day, Mindy Mora arrives at her law office about 8 a.m. and leaves 12 hours later. She will drive home, eat dinner and put in a few more hours of work, even taking client calls late at night. "Being a partner at a law firm is not a 9 to 5 job,...
| Aug 26, 2012
Firsts come up a lot in conversations about Ann E. Smith.
She was the first African-American woman to win a statewide election in Illinois, for a spot on the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Years before, she was the first African-American to be...
| Jan 7, 2012
Q: I own a rowhouse built in 1905, and the bricks in the basement seem to be turning to dust over time. What should I do?
A: Moisture does it every time. Bricks are porous. You see the deterioration in chimney bricks especially, so you'll need to track...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 4:24 PM
This from Mike Moore, spokesman for the city: The Allentown Health Bureau has a limited amount of Shingles vaccine that is available to residents of Allentown age 60 years or older who have never been previously vaccinated against shingles. To obtain this...
| May 6, 2011
| 4:22 PM
You many have noticed the signs at local drugstores, offering the shingles vaccine to anyone over the age of 50. The trend comes as result of a recent move by the Food and Drug Administration to expand the age eligibility for the shingles vaccine,...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Storybook cottages Silver Lake: Fans of storybook architecture will find a charming example on the 2900 block of Griffith Park Boulevard, where Ben Sherwood designed courtyard homes called the Snow White Cottages or the Seven Dwarf Cottages by locals....
| Nov 28, 2011
| 4:34 PM
La Cienega shopping: A guide to L.A.'s hottest design district, which includes newcomers such as Harbinger, expansions by Hollywood at Home and Downtown, decorator favorites such as Kristen Buckingham and old favorites such as Lee Stanton....
| Dec 3, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Lisa Ling house: With guidance from Marco DiMaccio of Punchouse Ecodesign Group, Lisa Ling and Paul Song have built a Santa Monica house that not only expresses their love of modern architecture but also serves as a concrete, wood and glass prism of their...