| Nov 22, 2012
Two hours after giving birth to twins in northwest Indiana, Stacy Martinez was being loaded onto a helicopter to be rushed to University of Chicago Hospital.
A nurse told the patient's friend Saturday to say her goodbyes because Martinez's life hung...
| Sep 8, 2012
Yes, adaptation is at the heart of evolution
To the editor:
I read S. V. Yumlu’s letter (Sept. 2) with fascination. He alludes to my previous letter (Aug. 12), claiming that I added confusion to the issue of evolution. But in fact, Yumlu,...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 6:56 PM
I promise to someday write a full-fledged story about quarter midget car racing, because it looks like great fun. But this story, while set in that world, is about family — in particular, a sister looking out for her brother.
The brother is...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 8:33 PM
It's a growing debate, as national attention has been intently focused on health care: the denial of medical coverage based on pre-existing conditions. The state's largest health insurer, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, confirms to Channel 2...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 6:01 AM
With extreme heat keeping some donors at home and severe storms forcing the cancellation of dozens of blood drives earlier in the month, the American Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for donors of all blood types.
If at least two additional...
| Jul 28, 2012
As the weather heats up every summer, blood supplies typically run low. And in this unusually hot year, supplies are even lower than usual.
"It's the lowest in 15 years," says Kristen Hatfield, marketing manager for Mid-Atlantic Blood Services of the...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 8:55 AM
WASHINGTON D.C. (KTLA) -- American Red Cross officials say its national blood supply is at a dangerously low level -- and is calling on all eligible donors to give blood as soon as possible.
The Red Cross says its blood supply has reached the lowest...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 7:03 AM
Indiana Blood Center must see 600 donors each and every day to meet patient needs at more than 60 local hospitals.
Every two seconds, someone needs blood - Every minute, patients use more than 36 units of blood or blood products. Every day approximately...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:38 PM
Q: Here in the U.S., I get acid reflux about every other day. Even bland food can set it off. I treat it occasionally with ranitidine (Zantac).
When I'm in Thailand, however, I eat the spiciest food I've ever put to my lips. For some odd reason, I get no...
| Aug 7, 2012
Clinical Oncology Dietician
Wholesome Temptation Cookbook
Grilled Red Snapper with Herb-Garlic Marinade
Makes about 2 1/2 cups
2 6 large garlic cloves
1/3 cup packed tender fresh thyme sprigs
1/4 cup packed...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 1:38 PM
A push by the local American Red Cross to get anyone eligible to donate blood. They're offering incentives. Tuesday it was free yogurt. Red Cross organizers say every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion.
"We've had a critical...
| Aug 10, 2012
A few years ago Sean McWalter noticed his hair was thinning—not much but enough for him to try the baldness drug Propecia.
“Soon after I started taking it there was some noticeable side effects,” Sean said. “Mainly I just felt...