| Jan 30, 2014
Letters to the editor from Palatine, Glenview, Hoffman Estates, Skokie, Park Ridge, Northbrook and Arlington Heights.
As a life-long walker at age 77, it's a struggle in this kind of weather to get to the library, stores, etc., in...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 3:47 PM
E-cigarettes, those battery-powered nicotine vapor delivery systems that are infiltrating the airwaves, schoolyards, and public spaces, are threatening to undo a decades-long campaign to stigmatize smoking.
That's according to an article in the latest...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Electronic cigarettes are either a potent weapon in the war against tobacco, or they are an insidious menace that threatens to get kids hooked on nicotine and make smoking socially acceptable again.
There are health experts who back each point of view....
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:43 PM
Despite a steep drop in the number of smokers in the United States over the last three decades, researchers say that cigarettes remain a growth industry for the rest of the world because of expanding population.
In a package of studies published...
| Jan 23, 2014
Dear Amy: I am a guy in love with a lesbian, and I don't know what to do.
She is definitely a lesbian and has a girlfriend. I don't want to pressure her or make her uncomfortable. I'm not trying to get her to fall in love with me because I know that...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:33 PM
LAS VEGAS — Sure, Anthony Cools is a hypnotist, but this slick pompadour-sporting showman won't help you quit smoking.
He drives a Lamborghini and dresses in form-fitting suits with a bow tie, skull ring and pointy-toed, black-and-white Giorgio...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: Loyola University Medicine
A recent cigarette tax hike in Illinois is making smoking dangerous to people's physical and financial health. The additional economic pressures are compelling people to quit smoking. In fact, 70...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:11 AM
Dear Pharmacist: My daughter has cervical dysplasia, and I'm wondering if the HPV vaccine will protect her from getting cancer. How can a young woman protect against this cancer? — J.D., Silver Springs, Fla.
Dear J.D.: No, it's never been proven...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 12:36 PM
Responding to the death Friday of Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers, many of the world’s most respected rock and country vocalists expressed their sorrow over the loss.
As these artists discussed the influence the Everlys had on their own music,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:53 PM
The more people stopped from smoking, the better for them, their families and the state, in money and lives saved. Given that, Connecticut should be a leader in helping people quit smoking or keeping them from beginning. Sadly — amazingly —...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 51 and was recently diagnosed with COPD. It was caught early, and I don't have many symptoms. Is there anything I can do to keep it from getting worse? What treatments are available for someone in the early stages of the disease?...
| Jan 21, 2014
— Everybody's doing it — confessing their youthful, pot-smoking ways — so here goes.
I don't remember.
Kidding, kidding. Anyone over 30 recognizes the old adage: If you remember the '60s, you weren't there. Nyuk-nyuk-nyuk.