| Jan 13, 2013
| 4:41 AM
A 22-year-old man was killed and another man injured in separate shootings in the West Side's Lawndale neighborhood early this morning, authorities said.
About 12:50 a.m., the 22-year-old man was shot in the lower back while sitting inside a parked...
| Jan 2, 2013
What is it about the New Year that motivates us to take control of our health and our lives?
After all, every month, every Monday, every day presents us with a new opportunity to cultivate more prudent habits. But there's something about Jan. 1 —...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 12:54 AM
A 62-year-old man visiting Chicago from Korea and walking a dog on the West Side suffered a graze wound to the head in a shooting today, police said.
He is one of at least six people shot since midmorning Thursday in Chicago.
The man was walking...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 1:02 PM
An early morning shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway near Canalport Avenue left a 22-year-old man dead and another man injured, authorities said.
Both men were traveling northbound in a Nissan Sentra when shots rang out about 2:35 a.m., Trooper Ivan...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 10:25 AM
Fixing joint problems before they start, or at least before you feel the pain. By watching the way you walk, researchers can get a better look at what's going on inside the body.
First they strap on tiny electronic markers -- very precisely placed on the...
| Dec 12, 2012
When Madeline "Maddie" Dardanes was a varsity cheerleader at Barrington High School, she suffered a torn ligament in her knee during a routine — and tumbled into a growing statistic that is getting more attention from doctors and safety advocates,...
| Feb 6, 2013
A recent study has found that females who stop having their periods before age 46 had a higher incidence of heart disease and stroke.
Doctors have long suspected that women who undergo early menopause might be at an increased risk for those medical...
| May 14, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Two suspects in a recent bank robbery were injured in a car crash on the Near West Side today, authorities said.
At 2:40 p.m., paramedics were called to Ogden Avenue and Madison Street and took two people in good condition to Rush University Medical...
| May 14, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Angelina Jolie's announcement Tuesday that a genetic predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer led her to undergo a preventive double mastectomy has raised both awareness about the procedure and concerns among physicians and other experts.
| Apr 29, 2013
| 8:11 AM
For roughly half a century, cabaret singer Jimmy Damon was practically ubiquitous in Chicago.
Clubs, concert halls, charity events, civic gatherings, awards presentations – somehow Damon always was there, dispatching the national anthem or...
| Nov 21, 2012
Richard Fiske Bailey tries hard not to let Parkinson's disease slow him down. He has a license to drive motorcycles. He bikes. He walks without a cane or walker.
But there are moments when the disorder affects him, said Bailey, 59. Sometimes he drags...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 6:29 AM
Adult siblings, a man and a woman, were shot outside their mother's house after she broke up a party Saturday night in the Marquette Park neighborhood, according to police.
They were standing outside in the 6200 block of South Albany Avenue about 9:20 p....