| Jun 19, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Slowly but steadily, people with hearing loss are discovering looping, a simple way to enhance their theater, concert or worship experience — or just to make it easier to hear while riding in a taxi.
Simply put, looping takes a signal from a sound...
| 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 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...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 3:56 PM
SOUTH BEND -- More people are dying in fires and here's why it's so startling: most of those deaths could have been prevented.
Indiana's fire marshal says most of those fatal fires involved homes without smoke detectors or working ones. Jim Greeson...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Every year, more college students in the U.S. are learning a new language without uttering a word.
American Sign Language, or ASL, has become one of the most popular language classes, ranking fourth in the latest Modern Language Association Survey and...
| May 28, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Editor's note: Virginia's State Corporation Commission's Bureau of Insurance issued this news release on Tuesday, May 28. It contains helpful information about reviewing your insurance policies before the Mid-Atlantic hurricane season starts on June 1. ...
| May 20, 2013
An elderly woman heads into the emergency room with severe stomach pain. She hardly understand what’s happening, let alone how the doctors will fix it.
All she knows is that it hurts, she’s alone and she doesn’t speak English.
| May 15, 2013
| 2:30 AM
BERRIES MIGHT LOWER HEART RISKS
A recent study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association offers more evidence to bolster berries' health benefits. The study included 93,000 women (ages 25-42) who were enrolled in the Nurses' Health...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 5:55 AM
Chloe Rice has never thought of herself as having a disability.
Rice lives an active life. She's a freshman soccer player at Corona del Mar High, where she is a good student. She also enjoys scuba diving and snowboarding. She had competed in gymnastics....
| May 7, 2013
| 10:29 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s push to shut 53 city elementary schools ran into an unexpected buzz saw of criticism Tuesday from hearing officers hired to vet the process, with several raising doubts about the wisdom of the proposals and recommending...
| May 9, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Deafnet Association Inc. is sponsoring Deaf Awareness Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Valley Mall, 17301 Valley Mall Road, Hagerstown, featuring vendors serving the deaf community.
Also from 1 to 2 p.m., state officials will lead a...
| May 2, 2013
Grandparents of students who attend Hickory Elementary School are invited to Grandparents Day.
Grandparents are invited to visit the school Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Spring band concert
Fifth-graders at Hickory Elementary...