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  • ABC's 'Work It' is a drag

    ABC's 'Work It' is a drag
    Two manly men can't find work, so they line their eyes with mascara, wrap up the equipment with Ace bandages and squeeze into dresses to get jobs as women. ABC, you can do better than this drivel you call "Work It" (7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3; 0 stars&...
  • Why we're fat, Part 3: Our lifestyle promotes added pounds

    Why we're fat, Part 3: Our lifestyle promotes added pounds
    Despite popular belief, a surge of laziness and gluttony is not what's making Americans fat, says science writer and fat researcher Gary Taubes, author of "Why We Get Fat." In looking at the past 30 years, during which time obesity rates have soared,...
  • Health Notes: Now's a good time to clean out your medicine cabinet

    <span style=color:#ff0000><b>Health Notes:</b></span> Now's a good time to clean out your medicine cabinet
    The American Pharmacists' Association suggests that everyone cleans out their medicine cabinet at least once a year. Why delay? Here are the APA's  "Tips for Storing and Cleaning Out Your Medicine Cabinet or Other Medication Storage Areas: - Medications...
  • Gastric bypass can affect how medications work

    Gastric bypass can affect how medications work
    Q: I suffer from chronic back pain that requires ongoing pain medication, but the medication only works for two to three hours at a time. Years ago, I had gastric bypass surgery. How does this surgery affect how medications work? Is it true that it can...
  • Mentally ill, behind bars

    Melissa Clark sat wide-eyed and agitated in a visiting room at Cook County Jail's Cermak Hospital, rocking her right leg so vigorously that her entire body shook. Why can't you bail me out? she repeatedly pleaded to her mother. Carla Clark leaned...
  • Fighting the black and blues

    Fighting the black and blues
    A bruise, quite simply, is the booby prize that comes with life's lumps and bumps. It's what you see when blood leaks out of blood vessels into tissues of skin, mucous membranes or other organs, including muscle and bone. Most of the time, it's nothing...
  • Mom makes agonizing decision, turns her daughter in

    Mom makes agonizing decision, turns her daughter in
    When Carla Clark's cellphone rang, she assumed the news was bad. The phone number displayed on the caller ID belonged to the probation officer for her daughter, Melissa. It was the last Tuesday of December, the day Melissa was scheduled to be taken...
  • Long on decline, whooping cough makes a comeback

    Long on decline, whooping cough makes a comeback
    Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. -- many of them children -- were coming down with whooping cough each year when vaccines against "this menace," as one newspaper called it, were introduced in the 1930s and 1940s. "Childhood Cough Is Given...
  • Our whooping cough story, and why medical reporting is so interesting

    Our whooping cough story, and why medical reporting is so interesting
    One especially fascinating aspect of my job is sifting through medical history, something I was more than happy to do for my story on the resurgence of reported cases of whooping cough in Illinois and across the nation. You can find that story, which...
  • Rivera freed after Lake County prosecutors stop seeking retrial in girl's '92 slaying

    Rivera freed after Lake County prosecutors stop seeking retrial in girl's '92 slaying
    Ending nearly 20 years in custody, Juan Rivera walked out of prison today hours after authorities said they will not challenge an appellate court’s reversal of his murder conviction in the 1992 slaying of 11-year-old babysitter Holly Staker....
  • Adult diabetics need hepatitis vaccination

    Adult diabetics need hepatitis vaccination
    Health districts serving the Peninsula are advising all primary care physicians that adults diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (Type 1 and 2) should be vaccinated against hepatitis B as soon as possible after diagnosis. The vaccine is particularly...