| Oct 3, 2012
It's always tragic when someone dies suddenly. But when such an unexpected event happens to a seemingly healthy child or young adult, it's especially devastating.
While such fatalities are extremely rare, the warning signs and symptoms of sudden cardiac...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 10:04 AM
The Money Store
A lot of music strives to transgress. Plenty of bands want to be menacing, a little spooky. Threatening poses are a cliche among acts playing metal, hip-hop and loads of other genres. But few artists successfully...
| Apr 25, 2012
As we celebrated Earth Day on Sunday, I was reminded of this Native American proverb: “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
Salem students celebrate Earth Day
Students at Salem Avenue...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 12:29 PM
If someone took a notion to ask author Mary Roach to perform, say, stomach surgery, she would probably also remove much of the large intestine, the gall bladder and at least one kidney, all with the excuse that it was just so interesting.
| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Dear Pharmacist: At one of your lectures, I heard you say you drink linden tea at night. What is it, and why is it something you like? — L.P., Jacksonville
Dear L.P.: Linden herb is chock-full of antioxidants and ingredients that impact your...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 3:24 PM
The perceived dangers to children posed by often-sugary, much-caffeinated energy drinks resulted in much talk but no action Tuesday during a City Council committee hearing.
Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, has proposed banning drinks with at least 180 milligrams...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 12:41 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Regular yoga classes could help people with a common heart rhythm problem manage their symptoms while also improving their state of mind, a new study suggests.
According to the American Heart Association, about 2.7 million...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Marcus McCleery, the 372-pound version of him, had nothing to look forward to. Suffering from atrial fibrillation, an abnormally rapid beating of his heart that would leave him exhausted, he was so depressed that he did little more than sleep, eat and sag...
| Feb 20, 2013
Jamie Feld followed all the pre-pregnancy advice, had a checkup before conceiving and was told she was fit and healthy to carry her first baby.
Throughout her pregnancy, the Northbrook resident kept up with all prenatal appointments, and all seemed well...
| Jan 4, 2013
Incredible things happened in the world of pro golf in 2012.
--Bubba Watson won the Masters with a shot on the second playoff hole that only a magician or a contortionist could pull off.
--Brendt Snedeker won $11.13 million in one day by taking the...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 4:35 AM
While members of a fraternity began surrendering to police throughout the region Tuesday, Northern Illinois University officials said more than 30 men and women at the school also face disciplinary sanctions in the death of a freshman pledge.
As of 5 p....
| Dec 19, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Is it us or was 2012 the year of streaming music? It seems like most everyone we know is now listening to music — new music, old music, super-obscure music, pop bubble gum, the latest releases, old-school hip-hop, brutal metal, avant classical,...