| Jan 8, 2015
| 3:07 PM
North Chicago-based AbbVie issued a strong outlook for 2015 on Thursday after the markets closed.
The biopharmaceutical company that was spun off from Abbott Laboratories expects earnings per share between $3.99 and $4.19 in 2015.
The company said...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 11:39 AM
While I was shopping for more affordable health care insurance, I found out the pain I had in my hip was arthritis. It was then that I was denied health care coverage because of a pre-existing condition. So I called my congressman to grouse and he got...
| Dec 19, 2014
A five-player trade that was first reported a week earlier was completed late Thursday night as the San Diego Padres finalized a deal to acquire Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers, multiple media outlets reported.
That trade enables the Phillies...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 11:02 PM
The trade sending Matt Kemp from the Dodgers to the San Diego Padres was finalized Thursday, one week after the division rivals agreed in principle to the blockbuster deal.
The final stages of the five-player exchange, which were expected to be a...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Dear Readers: Here are interesting new medications that hit the market in 2014. Happy holidays! Love, Suzy
Jublia (efinaconazole), topical solution, Rx: This antifungal can be used for toenail fungus (for example, onychomycosis). I like topical medicine...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:52 PM
A funny thing happened to the Gary Air Show on its way to history’s trash bin.
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said not so fast and came up with a plan to bring the show back to the city’s lakefront. So the fly guys have decided to put on a show...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 8:28 PM
I tend to be optimistic most of the time. My father, who sometimes bordered on delusional optimism, likely shaped my outlook. I am grateful for his positive approach to life and certain that had he been pessimistic, my life would be darker in ugly ways....
| Dec 20, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Herbs and spices not only punch up food's appeal, they also can boost your immune system to help your body fight disease. Some herbs and spices have specific benefits, such as calming an upset stomach or aiding in blood sugar control. It's no...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:05 AM
Surviving members of the Wildweeds, a popular '60s band who scored a regional hit with "No Good to Cry," will perform together in Connecticut for the first time in 46 years.
Singer/guitarist Big Al Anderson, a founding member of the Wildweeds who...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have severe arthritis in my shoulder. I recently found out my rotator cuff is also torn. I can't lift my arm much anymore without a lot of pain. My doctor recommends reverse shoulder arthroplasty. What does this surgery involve? How...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Anita Diamant is having a big December. Her new novel, "The Boston Girl," has been released right after the Lifetime premiere of "The Red Tent," based on her wildly successful 1997 debut.
It's easy to write dismissively of Diamant — she's a...