| Aug 4, 2013
For most people, attending a relative's wedding is a happy occasion. But for one Highland Park couple, seeing their son socialize and dance qualified as a once-in-a-lifetime thrill.
"Ethan was just so appropriate ... so engaged in life," said Rebecca...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:42 PM
Rabeea K. Choudhary is joining the staff of Sanford Aberdeen Clinic as a nephrologist.
She specializes in diagnosing and treating kidney disease. Conditions she typically treats include hypertension, acute kidney failure, chronic kidney disease and...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 6:04 AM
Four people were injured in a car crash at Ogden Avenue and Pulaski Road in the Lawndale neighborhood overnight, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
The crash happened about 2:30 a.m.
One person's injuries left them in serious-to-critical...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 1:23 PM
If you have one of those kids who always has a nose buried in a book, here’s a reason to be happy: Scientists say activities at any age that stimulate the brain may help preserve brain power into old age.
The scientists assessed 294 people from...
| Jun 26, 2013
As a teen, Scott Damiani got adults to place bets for him at a horse track. He wagered instead of studying, losing college scholarships when his grades plummeted. Over the years, he maxed out 14 credit cards, sold his house to pay debts and kept betting....
| Jun 14, 2013
| 12:39 PM
Patricia Higgins and her daughter, Caitlin, were seated in the United Center Wednesday evening waiting to see if the Blackhawks could score a tie-breaker in the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals when a player shot the puck in their direction.
| Mar 18, 2013
| 9:12 AM
If you're seeking a health care career where innovation, technical skill and a deep understanding of human physiology factor heavily into a day's work, you might want to consider respiratory therapy.
Respiratory therapy is one of the nation's most in-...
| Mar 19, 2013
A family of drug-resistant bacteria that experts say kills up to 50 percent of people infected is spreading in Chicago and elsewhere, prompting doctors and public health officials to step up efforts to protect patients.
Infections caused by these...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Police are investigating a report of a sexual assault Sunday night near the Rush University Medical Center.
The assault happened about 10:30 p.m. Sunday on the 1700 block of West Congress Parkway, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer...
| Mar 13, 2013
Researchers from Loyola University Chicago said they have developed a mutant form of a protein that seems to cure mice of vitiligo, a skin condition found in millions of people around the world.
Vitiligo causes irregular, white patches of skin, which...
| Mar 11, 2013
As a subject for a musical comedy, Alzheimer's disease can be a tough sell.
Even Avrum Krause, director of the Time of Your Life Players, who came up with the idea of writing a musical comedy about a rock guitarist who develops early onset Alzheimer's,...
| Feb 19, 2013
Anyone who has felt a connection with a pet understands why Bernadette Slesinski-Evans needed her faithful dachshund with her in the hospital.
But for seriously ill patients such as Slesinski-Evans, a request to spend a few precious hours with a beloved...