| Sep 7, 2011
Because most cervical cancer cases and some less common malignancies are caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV, area physicians and public health experts were thrilled when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2006 approved the first vaccine to...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 12:46 PM
Q: The Internet has a million and one websites that give dating advice. Each has a different approach to dating in this 21st century. With 50 percent or more of marriages ending every year, there are people of all ages dating again.
I'm in my mid-40s....
| Aug 24, 2011
Q: I have been in a relationship with the man I love for four years. At this point in our relationship, the sex has become somewhat boring, partially because I am tired whenever he wants to and also because during the act my mind drifts off to other...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 4:52 PM
Ryan Buell was talking about ghosts before it was cool to be a ghost hunter.
Or so he said sitting in the 3rd floor lobby of the Omni Hotel in Chicago.
"It is not just an interesting hobby for me, it's my life" Buell said. "It didn't help me with the...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 10:56 AM
"85A" By Kyle Thomas Smith Bascom Hill Publishing Group, 223 pages, 14.95
At first, Seamus O'Grady, the protagonist of "85A," is really hard to like. He swears like a sailor and seems annoyed by everything and everyone around him.
But slowly, as pages...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 3:06 PM
It didn't start with Twitter — and it won't end with Weiner.
For centuries, the theme of sexual sins committed by the powerful has been scintillating source material for the arts. In poems and plays, in novels and films and TV series, artists...
| Dec 30, 2010
| 4:41 PM
"The Sunday Papers" radio show, hosted by Tribune reporter Rick Kogan, will feature David Royko, author of "Royko in Love: Mike's Letters to Carol" from 8 to 9 a.m. during the 6:30 to 9 a.m. broadcast on WGN-AM 720.
The Teen Volume book...
| May 9, 2011
| 11:31 AM
Men everywhere have probably wondered for thousands of years: What turns women on?
In the age of the Internet, it's possible to find out. And with countless genres of images, videos and erotic stories available online, women are both able and empowered...
| Apr 5, 2011
Q: Your 5-year-old is starting to ask where babies come from. Is she too young for The Talk?
I told my kids, "The father puts his sperm into an egg that the mother carries and the egg grows into a baby in the uterus until it is ready to...
| Nov 30, 2010
With twinkling Christmas lights, jingling sleigh bells and chestnuts roasting on open fires — not to mention inescapable holiday jewelry commercials hawking diamond rings — it's no wonder December reigns as the most popular month to pop the...
| Oct 13, 2010
Recently, I was reviewing an alarming study in an issue of Pediatrics. The statistics only corroborated what I've seen in my own pediatric practice, where I take care of many adolescents.
Despite our parental and societal "admonitions" not to have sex...
| May 11, 2011
| 4:06 PM
Are you afraid?
Afraid of crime sprees, murderers, sexual offenders living down the street, home invasions, traffic homicides, child molesters, sex in school and violence in schools?
These are dangerous times.
Anyone who doesn't arm himself is a...