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  • Later school start times and Zzzs to A's

    Later school start times and Zzzs to A's
    As summer winds down, another new school year brings fresh notebooks, sharp pencils and — for many kids — a new cycle of sleep deprivation. With classes that start as early as 7 a.m. and buses that pull up long before sunrise, some 80% of...
  • Purpose in Life = Happiness

    Purpose in Life = Happiness
    Money and happiness get all of the ink, but living with purpose might be the truest and straightest line to health and happiness. Researchers in the cutting-edge field of positive psychology ("hey, let's study what is good about our brains and behavior...
  • Where the Boys Are: Palm Beach football players in college

    American Heritage-Delray Josh Pee: WR; Carson-Newman; So. Dominique Battle: DB; Cincinnati; Fr. Alicus Nozinor: WR; Eastern Illinois University; Sr. Corey Riley: DL; Eastern Michigan University; Sr. Warley Leroy: K; Florida Atlantic University; R-Sr....
  • Obama's inauguration speech, annotated

    A great speech doesn't speak only to the audience at hand, even if that audience numbers in the billions and engulfs the globe. A great speech also speaks to the past. For a better appreciation of Obama's address, we've highlighted passages in which...
  • Doctors draw payments from drug companies

    Doctors draw payments from drug companies
    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...
  • Alcohol and type 2 diabetes

    Alcohol and type 2 diabetes
    You're certainly aware by now that being overweight is just one of the risk factors for Type 2 diabetes. You may also know that uncontrolled diabetes can lead to vision loss, kidney failure, amputations, heart problems, and sexual dysfunction —...
  • Dear Oprah: Those health guests may not be so healthful

    Dear Oprah: Those health guests may not be so healthful
    Dear Ms. Winfrey: I get it. I understand why you have so many guests on your show offering advice about health. I'm not a fan of alternative medicine, but I know sensationalism sells. Stuff that stands up to scientific scrutiny often lacks the pizazz...
  • My Pet World: What would cats and crows talk about?

    Q: Between 8:30 and 9 each morning, there's an unusual rendezvous at my home. At first, I thought it was a coincidence, but this happens every morning unless there's heavy rain. Our indoor-only cat sits on the window ledge. Within minutes, a crow arrives....
  • Good Health Equals Better Grades

    Good Health Equals Better Grades
    MINNEAPOLIS - Quit smoking. Turn off the computer. Go to bed. It could improve your grades. Of course, parents have always known that. Now, in the first study of its kind, researchers at the University of Minnesota have proved it. They matched grade...
  • Diane Mathews

    Diane Mathews
    Diane is originally from central Wisconsin. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in journalism. She has worked at newspapers in Delaware, Ohio, Georgia and Virginia. She enjoys shooting sports the most and likes her job because...
  • Obama gives powerful drug lobby a seat at healthcare table

    Obama gives powerful drug lobby a seat at healthcare table
    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...