| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:36 PM
I first saw them last week at the beach while I was riding my bike, what appeared to be a father pushing his young son in a wheelchair along the bike path and then over the sand toward the ocean.
The redheaded boy had a big smile, as did his dad. A...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:41 PM
I'm writing this column before Thanksgiving Day, but you will read it on turkey day or over the weekend. I hope you have a wonderful holiday. I'm excited to celebrate this Thanksgiving with my extended family — all 25 of them. I can provide...
| Dec 3, 2013
It took a little longer than he hoped, but Joe Molinare finally received his $2,868.59 refund.
The Tinley Park resident, featured in the Nov. 7 column, purchased a cooktop range and double oven from the Sears store in Matteson in April 2012 but did...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:54 PM
In January, 8-year-old Luke French will return to Lincoln Elementary after spending much of the past year recovering from cancer treatments that tested his strength and set him on a path toward recovery.
In early December 2012, an MRI scan revealed two...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Toward the end of their new book "Creative Confidence," the authors describe how to solve problems using mind maps — diagrams used to visualize information in order to promote clearer and more creative thinking. "We use them all the time. From...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:05 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people living with multiple sclerosis around the world has increased by 10 percent in the past five years to 2.3 million, according to the most extensive survey of the disease to date.
The debilitating neurological...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:22 PM
The phrase "we've found something unexpected" is the kind of broadside a patient or research subject should never have to hear for the first time after the discovery is made. That is the overriding message of a report by a presidential panel on the ethics...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Q: My 70-year old sister has had dermatomyositis for more than a year. Her muscles, joints, skin and lungs have been affected. She has not responded well to treatment with steroids. Are there any alternatives? I read somewhere about transfusions of immune...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:44 PM
Players are falling so fast, the Dodgers are still calling up fresh bodies in the middle of September.
Andre Ethier and Hanley Ramirez were out of the lineup Saturday, and Matt Kemp remained in Arizona testing his sore hamstring, so the Dodgers called...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Q: I'm 31 and have tested positive for the breast cancer "gene" (BRCA1), and I have a family history of breast cancer. I don't feel comfortable with the idea of prophylactic mastectomy at this time. Are there other things I can do to prevent cancer...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Mary Christian-Madden's motherwas diagnosed with Alzheimer's in her late 70s, and four of her cousins, now all deceased, also developed the disease.
"So I already know that it's there on the maternal side of the family," said Christian-Madden, 56, a...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Scientists working on NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer mission have nabbed their first direct glimpse of the so-called heliotail, the long trailing edge of the solar wind. Much to their surprise, three years of data from IBEX, as the Earth-orbiting...