| Aug 26, 2011
Anchor a stairway with an antique cast-iron newel post. Dress a window with vintage schoolhouse maps instead of shades. Turn a jettisoned apothecary cabinet into a bathroom vanity. Adorn walls with mantels from previous lives.
Use those tips and many...
| Sep 14, 2011
They've heard it before and they will hear it again, said Lambda Legal help desk manager Cheryl Angelaccio: "People tell us they're unable to visit their longtime partners in the hospital or they're sent away by the patients' relatives."
| Sep 23, 2011
Your neighbor cranks up his leaf blower early in the morning. A barking dog keeps you up at night. Family members complain your home theater is surrounding them with sound.
Many neighborhoods and homes have noises that disturb the peace. But the good...
| Jan 11, 2012
A new fetal heart rate monitor goes one step further and tracks the baby's oxygen level too. This gives the physician more information so he can determine whether intervention is appropriate, experts say.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of 14...
| Jan 27, 2012
They wrestle. They race. Tails held high, they welcome newcomers to their play group. Charlie, a Rottweiler, and her Weimaraner buddy, Vincent, are in their glory at Riley's Run dog park. Their masters chat for hours before the pooches collapse, ready for...
| Jan 18, 2012
Since her teens, Lesa Merlo, of Hinsdale, had learned to compensate as her hearing declined. She used the television's closed-captioning feature. She read lips and paid attention to body language. Often, it meant only being able to do one thing at a time,...
| Feb 17, 2012
Chalk it up to high gas prices, new urbanism or a nostalgic longing for the downtowns of old, but many homebuyers want to be close to their favorite hangouts. Instead of spending gas and time driving into town, they want to live in town, near their...
| Feb 22, 2012
Low birth weight affects a child's risk of having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study conducted by a Northwestern University researcher.
After studying 3,715 pairs of twins that include one twin with an ASD, Northwestern researcher...
| Sep 21, 2011
Cindy Kolick had to quit the professional theater, her passion for 30 years, after dementia symptoms made navigating the stage difficult.
At age 52, she was diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimer's disease six years ago, nearly a decade after the first...
| Oct 21, 2011
Take the new home you eyed five years ago but could not afford because your budget didn't allow you to go over $300,000. Add stone countertops, taller ceilings and other goodies. Welcome to your new home. And you still haven't spent more than 300 grand....
| Oct 15, 2011
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Two pals get to switch lives in the most literal sense in this sometimes more-crass-than-amusing comedy from director David Dobkin - who put his first big imprint on the genre with "Wedding Crashers" - and "The Hangover" writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore....