| May 23, 2012
| 4:28 PM
No one likes to get stuck with a needle.
But it's the only way doctors can get blood to test for diabetes, anemia and numerous other health problems.
Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing say there is a much less invasive and...
| May 10, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Heather Watson is a self-admitted 'picky person,' especially when it comes to her health. After a number of bad office visits…
"You walk in and you feel like you're a number instead of a person," said Watson.
…She turned to her social...
| Aug 23, 2012
Eighteen billion dollars. That is how much money American taxpayers have paid since 1995 to subsidize the production of four junk food ingredients: high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, corn starch, and soy oil.
Instead of using our tax money to...
| Apr 9, 2012
Ann Lurie isn't very good at being merely a name etched in granite.
Take the coming fundraising gala to celebrate the completion of the new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, a 1.25 million-square-foot facility in Streeterville with...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 1:31 PM
PHOENIX (AP) — States starting to turn the corner on their Great Recession budget woes are taking the cautious approach, socking away millions of dollars in rainy day funds rather than restoring spending for education, health care and social...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 8:01 AM
Especially since 9/11 our country has been in a downward spiral of fear. Pre-emptive striking, spending more than half of our resources on wars, and ever-increasing surveillance are fear-based. Corporate greed (fear of "not enough") enabled by...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 5:27 AM
A new report shows the number of Michigan children living in poverty is on the rise.
Those numbers are according to the latest Kids Count in Michigan Data Book. It is released annually by the Kids Count in Michigan Project, a collaboration between...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 8:54 PM
Is there any question NASCAR's "It Girl" is serious about hanging with the big boys?
News flash: Danica Patrick is skipping the Indianapolis 500 to race in the Coca-Cola 600 in May.
That shows a serious level of engagement for Patrick, who has dabbled...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 10:09 AM
Governor Tom Corbett today presented his 2012-13 budget to the General Assembly, asking legislators to continue the path of fiscal restraint and to encourage free enterprise for a more prosperous Pennsylvania.
"Last year, we accomplished much of real...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 3:36 PM
The Children's Health Insurance Program is an example of a government program that works right.
Even though 173,000 Pennsylvania children now live with at least one unemployed parent, the number of uninsured children in Pennsylvania has gone down. The...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 1:56 PM
With 29 electoral votes, Florida is the most glittering prize in this year's presidential election. Without a win in the nation's biggest swing state, it's hard to come up with a scenario that keeps Barack Obama in the White House.
Since 1960, only one...