| May 6, 2007
The way Frank Kramer sees it, retirement should be built on three legs: A pension, investments and real estate.Now that he and wife, Jeanette, are both 67, they have finished building a solid retirement plan that they'll enjoy for years to come. The...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Keep your swimmers safe at home
By Amy Merck and Shari Berg, Tribune Content Agency
Florida leads the country in drowning deaths of children ages 1-4 — three times the national average, according to the Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition....
| Nov 11, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Assistant football coach Mike McQueary has been placed on administrative leave, and fired coach Joe Paterno has hired a lawyer, the latest steps in the unfolding Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal that has rocked Penn State.
McQueary was the witness...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 9:13 PM
Follow drug company money in Illinois, and it leads to the psychiatry department at Rush University Medical Center, a prominent headache clinic on the North Side of Chicago, a busy suburban urology practice and a psychiatric hospital accused of...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 9:13 PM
At drug company-sponsored seminars, Illinois doctors are speaking about dozens of commonly prescribed medications that help millions of patients. But questions have been raised about some of the drugs:
•Atypical antipsychotics such as Zyprexa (...
| Oct 28, 2010
| 7:23 PM
Last week, after the launch of a new database detailing doctors' financial ties with drug companies, Dr. Daniel Carlat sat at his computer and began searching for information about colleagues.
He found several doctors who had potentially compromising...
| Nov 9, 2010
| 2:52 PM
Tonya McKinney couldn't wait to get her children vaccinated against the human papilloma virus (HPV). After attending an HPV conference in 2006, the Hampton Roads organizer of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser wanted the protection for both...
| Jul 1, 2010
In the past few years, medicine has made tremendous strides in the treatment of men's hair loss. With the advent of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors such as Propecia and the evolution of surgical hair restoration, for many, living with noticeable hair loss is...
| Apr 7, 2008
The cholesterol drug did absolutely everything it was supposed to do -- except for demonstrably improving the health of the people who took it.
That was the conclusion reached about the popular drug Vytorin in a study published online last week in the...
| Aug 4, 2009
As a candidate for president, Barack Obama lambasted drug companies and the influence they wielded in Washington. He even ran a television ad targeting the industry's chief lobbyist, former Louisiana congressman Billy Tauzin, and the role Tauzin played in...
| Aug 25, 2009
Neurogen Corp. and Curagen Corp., homegrown drug development firms, now have one more thing in common — both are selling themselves to companies that will shutter all, or virtually all, Connecticut operations.
Three months after Curagen said it...