| Jun 23, 2013
Gerry Henaghan was 9 years old when she started volunteering at the Special Olympics.
"We were at Marquette Park and I had a cousin competing, so my sister and I started helping out," Henaghan says. "That was 1976."
She never stopped helping, and...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Elbow to elbow around a kitchen island, a family dinner is unfolding.
One teen is thumbing around on her phone; another is dousing his dinner in ketchup; the other two are talking music and dubbing their teacher Grim Reaper. The parents, meanwhile,...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Q: I used Cialis several years ago for erectile dysfunction. After using it twice, I lost all the hearing in one ear. I really wonder if the benefits are worth the loss of hearing.
What other medications are available for the prostate? (Flomax does me...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Sheryl Scherr, the registrar at Orange County's Blankner School, has been named the district's Support Person of the Year for 2013. Scherr, who has worked at Blankner for 16 years, serves as the school's homeless liaison and works closely with students...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Anyone who’s gone to too many rock concerts or worked with loud machinery for too long (or listened to too many kazillion-decibel advertisements at a movie theater) may eventually pay the price: hearing loss caused by damage to tiny, sound-...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Switched at Birth: “Uprising” airs Monday, March 4, at 8pm ET on ABC Family. For those worried about the prospect of watching an hour of television entirely in sign language — that means no voices or ambient noise — Switched at...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:31 PM
| Mar 4, 2013
Twenty years ago, when I was deep into my working mother juggling act, I would curse my generation's timing.
For the women who come after us, I thought, it would surely be easier.
Corporate America would no doubt stop being shocked — shocked!...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"What?" How often do you have to ask this question during conversations? If the answer is often, you could have a hearing problem.
Nearly a third of adults ages 65 to 74 and almost 50 percent of those age 75 or older have at least some degree of...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Nothing can prepare a person for living in silence.
After all, the world is filled with sound — car horns beeping, babies crying, conversations and music bouncing off the walls of a noisy restaurant.
But sometimes, those sounds disappear, either...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 1:29 PM
The Maryland State Grange has announced the availability of a deaf scholarship for the 2013-14 school year.
Individuals who are hearing impaired or preparing to work with the hearing impaired are urged to apply.
Applicants must meet one of the...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Change the diaper. Feed the baby. Burp. Hold. Sleepy time.
After babies are born, fussing often is a way of communicating some basic needs.
When they get a little older, it’s not always that simple. Babies can point, or they can make some...