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  • Museum free days 2014

    Museum free days 2014
    There's nothing like a day at the museum, but tickets can cost a pretty penny — especially if you bring the entire brood. Avoid pricey admission fees during these museum free days. Adler Planetarium* 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive (312-922-7827;...
  • Better nutrition keeps patients out of hospitals

    Peter Frost’s article “Illinois hospitals fined $16.3 million for unnecessary readmissions” reports on the startling number of Illinois hospitals that fail to meet state standards for readmission for often preventable diseases and...
  • Losing sense of smell may be a harbinger of death, study finds

    Losing sense of smell may be a harbinger of death, study finds
    Losing one’s sense of smell is a strong predictor that death is near -- and it possibly could be used as an early alert about serious health problems. That’s the conclusion of a study of older adults published this week in the journal PLOS...
  • Review: 'The Glass Cage' by Nicholas Carr

    Review: 'The Glass Cage' by Nicholas Carr
    The opening paragraph of "The Glass Cage," Nicholas Carr's cautionary tale of unchecked technology, puts readers in an airplane on final approach as the Federal Aviation Administration issues a 2013 safety alert. Flight automation, declares the untitled...
  • Butler basketball Coach Brandon Miller takes indefinite leave

    Butler basketball Coach Brandon Miller takes indefinite leave
    Butler basketball Coach Brandon Miller will take an indefinite leave of absence from the Bulldogs program for medical reasons, the school announced Thursday. “Brandon Miller has requested a leave of absence for medical reasons, which the...
  • Loss of smell may be predictor of death in older adults: study

    (Reuters) - Being unable to smell bacon frying may be far more dire than simply missing out on one of life's pleasures. In older adults, it could be a predictor of increased risk of death within five years. In a study of more than 3,000 people aged 57 to...
  • Second U.S. university cuts ties with China's Confucius Institute

    (Reuters) - A second major U.S. university in a week is severing ties with China's government-funded Confucius Institute, which critics call a propaganda arm wrapped in culture and language education. Pennsylvania State University said Wednesday it would...
  • Early gluten exposure no protection against celiac disease

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Conventional wisdom says that exposing a baby to small amounts of gluten around the age of four to six months may prevent the child from developing celiac disease, but two new studies suggest it makes no difference. The tests,...
  • 'No loan' pledge aims to make U. of C. more affordable

    'No loan' pledge aims to make U. of C. more affordable
    University of Chicago officials announced a package of new initiatives Wednesday to encourage students from low-income backgrounds to attend, making the application process simpler and the cost more affordable through a "no-loan pledge." The effort,...
  • New Balance's new Hyde Park store emphasizes classics

    New Balance's new Hyde Park store emphasizes classics
    A new New Balance store that opened Tuesday in Hyde Park plans to carry the brand's largest selection of heritage-style classic sneakers in the Chicago area in hopes of tapping into the city's hungry sneakerhead culture. The Hyde Park neighborhood...
  • Mission creep and the Islamic State

    Mission creep and the Islamic State
    Mission creep usually guarantees mission failure. What follows from changing the original goals of the mission is all too evident in the failed U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now the United States has fallen into that trap with the Islamic State....