| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
For some time there has been a nationwide effort to cut back on unnecessary medical tests, over-prescribed drugs and surgery that doesn't end up helping people feel better.
But old habits die hard.
Dr. Emma Trejo knows that only too well. As an...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:32 AM
For many kids, playing sports is an important part of growing up, and that’s a good thing. Sports are a great way for children and adolescents to develop lifelong exercise habits, build relationships, and learn teamwork.
“Parents can play a...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:17 PM
If a back-to-school shopping list is the only list you've made for your child, you may want to get out another clipboard.
Doctors are recommending that parents accomplish items on a health to-do checklist before the first day of school so that their...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Heather Von Bank's first line of defense in the war of germs is common sense. She taught her sons Charlie, 4, and Max, 1, to wash their hands often, keep their hands out of their faces, blow their noses with tissues and "vampire cough" into their...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 11:51 AM
The news ("Animal, cell studies rarely use female test subjects", Sept. 3) that researchers typically exclude female animals from their studies identified just one of many reasons that animal experiments fail to predict what is safe or...
| Sep 21, 2014
Q: My 14-year-old son and his friends have begun playing online multi-player games. I just found out that they are sharing information with other players who also claim to be teens. How can I protect my son and how do I know when he's spending too much...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:32 PM
The National Football League received more domestic violence-related bad news last week with the arrest of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was charged over the weekend in Texas with reckless or negligent injury to a child. The...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:48 AM
A longtime alderman is calling for hearings on sleep deprivation in teenagers and the possibility of changing the start times of Chicago public schools to help students get more rest.
Northwest Side Ald. Margaret Laurino, 39th, introduced her...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 4:35 PM
In the News-Press article of Sept. 7, “Concern over teens’ sleep arises,” a Glendale resident wants school officials to consider starting both middle and high schools later than 8 a.m. The article refers to the American Academy of...
| Sep 14, 2014
Q: At a recent family gathering, my brother asked my 7-year-old nephew to get him a beer from the refrigerator. When my nephew brought him the beer, my brother asked him if he would like to try it. What kind of message does this send, and how do we tell...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Greetings, readers. Today is Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Temperatures today are expected to reach a high of 86 and a low of 66, with a 20 percent chance of rain.
Headlines from the area:
- Anglers young and old tried their hand in fishing...on the Los...