| Mar 6, 2015
| 9:27 AM
A young girl with leukemia who asked for a playhouse in her backyard will get her wish, after a homeowners association that initially rejected the idea relented.
The homeowners group in the Kansas City, Missouri, suburb of Raymore met Thursday to...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 7:30 AM
Hall of Fame basketball player Earvin "Magic" Johnson was recently honored with the second annual Joe DiMaggio American Icon Award by Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.
The event, which raised almost $1 million, was staged at the Diplomat Resort & Spa...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 1:00 PM
President Obama may have joked with reporters when they asked how his throat was feeling after he was diagnosed with acid reflux, but acid reflux can be a serious health threat. Up to 20% of Americans suffer from typical symptoms of gastroesophageal...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 6:16 PM
Meg and Dan Kresach, of Frankfort, intend to keep the promise they made to their daughter as she lay dying at the age of 22.
They promised their only child, Olivia, that they would do what they could in supporting brain cancer research to try to ensure...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 10:44 AM
“Markus and Tyler, did you both take your shoes off?” presses the twins’ mother, Brenda Frese. “And did you find all the balls downstairs?” comes the follow-up inquiry.
“Mom!” cries Markus, struggling mightily...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 8:40 AM
Your morning coffee might do more than perk you up. Researchers suggest it also might help protect you against melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Coffee drinkers are less likely to suffer from malignant melanoma, and their risk decreases...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 11:51 AM
Karen Lewis strode a few paces from her Merchandise Mart office to a conference room with downtown views, clad in a royal blue skirt and head wrap that contrasted with a pair of Chicago Teachers Union red high-tops.
She was ready to talk about her...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 4:59 PM
For 22 years, an Arlington Heights couple persevered some of life's biggest struggles hand in hand but without a band on their fingers.
Mark Wyatt, 53, and Anna Ridarelli, 56, finally exchanged wedding rings Friday at noon at the Rolling Meadows...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 7:12 PM
Bob Fioretti will tell you he doesn't mind a good political fight.
The 2nd Ward alderman has battled Mayor Rahm Emanuel - with mixed outcomes. Fioretti recalls the success of pushing to restore the water fee exemption enjoyed by some nonprofits and...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 6:14 PM
HARTFORD — A Connecticut teenager will continue to receive chemotherapy against her will and her mother's wishes.
In an oral ruling, the state Supreme Court unanimously found Thursday that the question of whether Cassandra C., 17, of Windsor...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 12:45 PM
Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation.
Doctors discovered a tumor during surgery and Scott was diagnosed with cancer. But he made a point of continuing to live...