| Nov 10, 2013
Like just about everyone else, I expected Gov. Pat Quinn to choose an up-and-coming Illinois Democrat to be his running mate — an ethnic minority, a woman or both. The party needs to deepen its bench and reach out to emerging communities if it's...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:20 PM
The Cheri Harris Children's Dental Health Center has kept drilling and filling since it was established in 1952 by the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa.
The center provides comprehensive, ongoing dental care to underserved children and young adults...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Many patients ask me when their child should begin seeing a dentist. The answer is not always clear. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child see the dentist by 1 year of age, while the American Academy of...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Too many people think living with a lost tooth is no big deal. In fact, the long-term effects can make it a very big deal.
Not replacing a missing tooth increases the risk of losing the adjacent tooth, and the gap left...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
It wasn't long into Deaisha Nixon's dental appointment this week that she found herself taking charge.
When one dental assistant reached in a pocket for a glove, Nixon noted that they should be using a clean one from a box. And when the suction tube...
| Oct 16, 2013
‘Bat Boy: The Musical’
• What: A musical presented by Northern State University.
• When: At 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday.
• Where: Krikac Auditorium.
• Tickets: In advance, tickets are $14 for adults and $12...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:24 PM
They're the picture of health and fitness, but a new study says, the smiles of some Olympic medalists show signs of trouble.
Researchers at the University College of London say, as a group, athletes had worse dental health than other people of a similar...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 6:21 PM
Two area water suppliers are adding a powerful cavity-fighting agent to your cup — or dosing it with a cancer-inducing neurotoxin.
It depends on whom you ask.
Water fluoridation has been a controversial topic for decades. Though strongly...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:44 PM
There's a question on every new college graduate's mind: How can I find a job that a) I won't hate, b) will pay my bills and c) that I have a chance of getting hired for?
One good tactic? Search out health care jobs with high numbers of job openings....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:22 PM
This is one of the coolest Movie Quote Quizzes ever, if I do say so myself. There are the usual themes involving one actor and two actresses. But the third theme is topical. Several of these movies share something in......
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Phyllis Adams, a harpist, and Monty Adams, a flutist, both moved to Chicago in the 1970s, met in a locker room at Orchestra Hall, fell in love and married.
What they didn't realize at the time was how hard it would be for two musicians to get by without...