| Jun 17, 2011
| 3:37 PM
The sign in John Schneider's garage says "Schneider's Biker Bar — Bikes, Beers and Babes." Bikes and beers, yes, said the Shorewood electrician about his five-car castle.
"But no babes unless my wife or daughter come in, which they rarely do," he...
| Mar 30, 2012
Marty Mitcham's life was on track until 2008 when it was briefly derailed by prostate cancer.
He followed all the health rules.
"I had heard that at age 50 you should have a PSA,” Marty recalled. “In my case it was very far along at that...
| Jun 8, 2011
Q: What does it mean when you have a high level of testosterone?
A: To answer your question, I'd need to ask you two questions. But first, I need to explain a few things about testosterone.
There are two kinds of blood testosterone levels: total...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 7:32 AM
The following article was submitted by Lynne Groeger, a registered dietitian specializing in Oncology Nutrition. She works for Peninsula Cancer Institute in Newport News, Williamsburg and Gloucester.
Many plant foods, especially vegetables and fruits,...
| Aug 6, 2011
Trace amounts of sex hormones, prescription drugs, flame retardants and herbicides are being detected in treated drinking water pumped to more than 7 million people in Chicago and its suburbs.
In the latest round of testing prompted by a 2008 Tribune...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 9:27 AM
"Black and Blue" ***
It's no coincidence that so many of the comedies created by the Factory Theater take place in a barroom setting. This motley group of writer-performers have a keen appreciation for tavern culture and alcohol-soaked camaraderie, and...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:57 AM
A middle-aged man goes to see his doctor, complaining of a host of vague symptoms: He's lethargic, somewhat depressed and feeling a little anxious about his manliness.
Could he just need a boost of testosterone, the vital sex hormone produced by the...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Good and Evil.
Nurture versus Nature.
Survival of the nicest or survival of the fittest.
Morality: our conformity to the rules of right conduct and virtue. It’s long been territory only for philosophers, theologians and newspaper columnists...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 11:11 AM
2.5 stars (out of 4)
Van Halen gets back to the business of being Van Halen on its first new album since the 20th Century, “A Different Kind of Truth” (Interscope).
After more than a decade of revolving-door singers (three to be exact: Sammy...
| Feb 27, 2012
Bonnie Addario didn't even know there was a word for what was happening to her. As if lung cancer weren't bad enough, the 54-year-old had lost 30 pounds off her normally 130-pound frame. Her life was limited to her husband's Barcalounger, where she had to...
| Sep 10, 2007
THIRTEEN-MONTH-OLD Solange Dorsainvil plays with toys made from wood and cloth, drinks from a Swiss-made aluminum sippy cup and teethes on kale stems and celery.
Her life is as plastic-free as her mother, Celina Lyons, can make it.
| Apr 18, 2010
Despite growing health concerns about atrazine, an agricultural weedkiller sprayed on farm fields across the Midwest, most drinking water is tested for the chemical only four times a year -- so rarely that worrisome spikes of the chemical likely go...