| Apr 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Q: I have an external hemorrhoid. It's only uncomfortable some of the time. What treatment do you suggest?
A: The best way to reduce swelling and discomfort is to keep stools soft and the anal area clean.
You can help soften stools by taking fiber and...
| May 30, 2014
| 8:07 AM
A Boston area cabdriver who was friends with the Tsarnaev brothers has been indicted in connection with destroying evidence from his computer and lying to the FBI about his relationship with the alleged Boston Marathon bombers, federal authorities...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: I try to eat a healthy diet -- lots of whole grains, vegetables and fruits, but it's causing me to have a lot of flatulence. Any suggestions?
A: Flatulence (intestinal gas) is normal. It's a by-product of eating many of the foods we consider healthy...
| May 23, 2014
| 12:55 PM
A Chicago City Council committee took steps Friday to curtail the taking of videos beneath a woman’s skirt without her consent — even though state law has long addressed the issue.
Alds. Ed Burke, 14th, and Latasha Thomas, 17th, said their...
| May 11, 2014
BOSTON — This classic New England city, and surrounding area, has long been a hotbed of radical beer-making. In the 1980s the area was the launching point for Samuel Adams beer that was the first craft beer brand to truly succeed on a national...
| May 28, 2014
| 11:11 AM
The Chicago City Council today voted to make shooting videos beneath a woman’s skirt an ordinance violation carrying a fine of up to $500.
Sponsoring Ald. Ed Burke noted that state law has an identical offense with a harsher punishment, but...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Live classical music: the physical motions and intensities of performance, settings that are either outdoors or in pleasantly cooled interiors, an audience in relaxed mood. During the summer months live classical music is a celebration. Consider the...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: I'm 71 years old. Do I need Pap tests at my age?
A: The early detection and treatment of cervical cancer is a remarkable medical success story.
After the introduction of regular screening by Pap smears, cervical cancer rates began to go down...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 12:13 PM
So willing are we to believe that today's young adults are a coddled, shiftless lot that every study directed at this generation of 18- to 31-year-olds is cause for renewed hand-wringing.
Take a Pew Research Center report last year...
| May 8, 2014
Jennifer Butler wanted to go barefoot for her beach wedding in the Dominican Republic, and she wanted a dress to match: simple, lightweight and flowing.
Her mother, Ora Reaves, on the other hand, had her heart set on the kind of gown you might see at...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor T.J. Thyne was born in Boston, Mass., today in 1975. This birthday guy, whose given name is Thomas Joseph Thyne, has co-starred as Dr. Jack Hodgins on "Bones" since 2005, a role he also played on an episode of "The Finder" in 2012....
| May 21, 2014
| 9:21 AM
If you find yourself awake in the middle of the night, indulge in pleasant thoughts
Sleep? We don’t get enough of it. That lament has been heard for many years, but alarm about mass sleep deprivation is being expressed with growing urgency by...