| Jan 15, 2015
| 9:26 AM
Q: My friend's cat was recently diagnosed with FIP (feline infectious peritonitis). The Chinese (veterinarians) maintain this is a fatal disease. Can you help? -- L.L., China
A: The Chinese veterinarians are correct, although there is some good news on...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:37 PM
Ornithologist Henry Streby was happy enough that songbirds weighing less than two nickels managed to carry tiny electronic sensors from Tennessee to Colombia and back.
Then he looked at the flight paths taken by several of the birds.
The data showed...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 1:02 PM
A school bus crash in Knoxville, Tenn., that killed two students and one adult Tuesday is now the focus of an investigation that includes the National Transportation Safety Board.
NTSB officials will travel Wednesday to help the Knoxville Police...
| Dec 6, 2014
At McCormick & Co.'s "innovation" center in Hunt Valley, where consumers give feedback on flavors, restaurants get help with menus and company chefs experiment with sauces, Alan D. Wilson headed to the studio to film a video.
It would be shown at...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
My friends and I have been saying for years that when it comes to genuine caring, to loyalty and to good judgment, many dogs actually behave better than many people. For example, one cannot buy a dog's love and loyalty with toys and treats, but, sadly,...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Q: My 4-year-old Australian Shepherd now barks at people on bicycles as they go by the house. She never did this before. What's going on?
A: Certified dog behavior consultant and longtime Australian Shepherd owner Liz Palika says, "That's about the age...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Betty G. Bertaux, a composer and music educator who was the founder of the Children's Chorus of Maryland that grew to become a prototype for community children's choruses, died Oct. 10 at her home in Naples, Fla., of pancreatic cancer. She was 76....
| Sep 29, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Parents and pediatricians will often reach for antibiotics to treat middle ear infections, strep throat, fevers and other common ailments of childhood. But new research suggests that doing so, and prescribing broad-spectrum antibiotics in particular,...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:00 PM
The University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech researchers have new evidence that land-based dinosaurs not only came into contact with, but battled water-based giant reptiles. The story is being reported by the University of Tennessee as well as several...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Nearly a quarter of those eligible for programs offering discounts on generic medications are using the benefits, according to a new study.
That's up from less than 4 percent in 2007, a year after the programs were launched, and more minorities are...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:38 PM
The Hampton Roads writing community is mourning the loss of local poet and educator Hollis E. Pruitt who died on April 14.
Pruitt, a native of Mississippi but long-time Hampton Roads resident, served in the U.S. Army and earned a bachelor's degree in...