| Aug 10, 2011
Susan Thomas would rather have been home with her cat, but the Bensenville resident instead was at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital for about a month recently, recovering from a bout of pancreatitis.
But Thomas, who has since gone home, said her experience...
| Jul 27, 2011
Eric Lentz and his wife, Deanna Hallagan, used to joke that if they ever won the lottery, they would open a camp for troubled teens. The camp dream came true, but under far different circumstances.
Within months of being diagnosed with stage 4 colon...
| Oct 25, 2010
Bedbugs combine all of the bloodsucking annoyance of mosquitoes with the survival instinct of cockroaches. No bigger than apple seeds, the adult bugs hide in ingenious places — inside electrical outlets, behind baseboards, deep in carpet fibers ...
| Apr 25, 2011
We enter the gross anatomy lab at 8 a.m. and spend the next two-and-a-half hours palpating bodies, cutting through skin and subcutaneous fat, probing muscle layers and searching for nerves and blood vessels.
Before our first day, our anatomy professor...
| Sep 17, 2010
| 8:31 PM
Dana Strong lies awake every night wondering if bedbugs are crawling up her bed and onto her sheets. She scratches imaginary bites and tosses and turns on her new mattress, which has a plastic cover to keep out the bloodsucking parasites.
| Sep 6, 2010
Angel is the perfect employee for her job. She's low to the ground, doggedly determined. And she works for kibble.
Angel is a trained scent-detection beagle with K9 P.I., a company based in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Her specialty? Sniffing out bedbugs....
| Jul 26, 2011
| 10:42 AM
Introduce your young children to adventure travel. Here are five places to get started.
1. Appalachian Mountain Club, New England. Children 5 and older can participate in pond studies, GPS treasure hunts, forest ecology lessons, and tracking and watching...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 7:06 PM
Bed bugs have been invading metro areas across the country and this region isn't immune.
On the Peninsula, hotel chains, private residences and at least one apartment building have had recent reports of the pests which are about the size of an apple...
| Oct 14, 2010
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| Sep 28, 2010
| 3:43 PM
The less a frequent traveler thinks about hotel rooms, probably the better. But let's indulge for a moment.
All the comings and goings mean hotel rooms are prime candidates to host the tiny creature that has been getting plenty of press lately: the...