| Nov 26, 2013
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently received a call from a local blood donation center asking if I'd be willing to donate. I'd like to help, but I've never donated before and I'm nervous about it. I'm not a fan of needles, and I'm afraid I might faint. Also,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:13 AM
The Sports Xchange
MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH
After falling agonizingly short of an elusive World Series title for the third year in a row, the Tigers felt a shakeup was needed beyond the retirement of manager Jim Leyland.
| Oct 20, 2013
Earlier this month the pre-Halloween episode of “The Simpsons” opened with an elaborate three-minute segment directed by Guillermo del Toro, in which Bart joyfully skateboards up the tentacle of a gruesome, towering creature, its eight eyes...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Rose Landino has an easy time imagining the happy routine she should have been following last Oct. 26.
As evening approached, she and her husband would have climbed into a car for the drive to Stratford to pick up Rose's twin brother, Douglas, who would...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 6:09 AM
Justin Bieber is recovering after fainting backstage at a concert in London.
A spokeswoman for Bieber said late Thursday that the 19-year-old pop star was given oxygen and took a 20-minute reprieve after fainting backstage at London's O2 Arena.
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:16 PM
As it says here, on page 64 of the glossily fascinating coffee-table book "Variety: An Illustrated History of the World From the Most Important Magazine in Hollywood," Al Capone, interviewed in his Chicago home, told Variety he was approached often to...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 9:19 PM
Update: An Alaska Airlines passenger says those on board a Seattle-bound flight watched as the pilot fainted in the aisle, prompting an emergency landing in Portland, Ore.
The co-pilot of Flight 473 safely landed the jetliner Thursday night, after...
| 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...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:59 AM
Whether you go for a physical or already see a cardiologist, chances are your doctor may order a test to check how well your heart is working. Among the most common cardiac tests are electrocardiogram, echocardiogram and stress test. Each test helps to...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q. I had a small heart attack last year when I was undergoing an operation to remove part of my colon. I'm doing fine in that regard, but now I need cataract surgery, and my ophthalmologist has sent me to my internist for "clearance" before surgery....
| Apr 2, 2013
| 6:37 PM
From passed out on a floor to the Final Four — it has been a pulse-rate ride for Carl Hall.
"Oh man, it's been a long journey for me," Hall said.
Wichita State's senior forward, who overcame a heart condition that sidelined him for two years,...