| Jul 23, 2014
| 4:00 AM
More than a few years ago, Eric Lentz built a waterfall in the backyard of his family home in Skokie. It served as a model for a larger one he would build at the Rustic Falls Nature Camp in Burlington, Wis. — a camp for challenged children that he...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Several times a year, Lurie Children’s Hospital sends a family dealing with a child’s cancer diagnosis to a Wisconsin camp where they can spend the weekend reading, cooking, hiking nature trails and otherwise unwinding from lives normally...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:55 PM
People don't have time to wait for conclusive information about nutrition and cancer, says an advocacy group that has issued six dietary recommendations to help prevent cancer.
The guidance to emphasize fruits and vegetables hardly will raise an...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
No matter how you get insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, from an agent or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs than you used to. Higher premiums are only part of the picture....
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Peter R. Herr took a fledgling music program at Glenbrook North High School and during nearly three decades as director of bands put together an award-winning ensemble that entertained local audiences and others in New York, Hawaii, Canada and Europe....
| Sep 28, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Yogurt is a great addition to any meal and also makes a great snack. It tastes great and has many health benefits. With so many flavors and varieties to choose from, there is bound to be one that you and your family enjoy. Portable yogurts are available...
| Sep 28, 2014
Each fall, health organizations organize events to support their causes, and to raise funds and awareness for a litany of the diseases that afflict us. At the same time, numerous others offer health fairs and screenings, often free of charge, to aid in...
| Sep 25, 2014
New technologies, and a little help from the U.S. Supreme Court, have made it possible for large numbers of women to find out whether they carry genetic mutations that increase their risk of breast cancer — a development warmly welcomed by experts...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:49 PM
Seventeen years ago, Oregon became the first of five states to offer what became known as death with dignity. Now a renewed effort is underway to add California to the list.
Past attempts have failed here, but Compassion & Choices, the nonprofit...
| May 2, 2014
After the solid hit of 1990's "A Home at the End of the World" — later made into an indie film starring Colin Farrell and Robin Wright — Michael Cunningham stunned the literary world with "The Hours" (1998), which won the Pulitzer Prize for...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 1:11 PM
The son of former Dolton mayor William Shaw faces federal charges for allegedly not filing federal tax returns for six years, court records show.
Victor Shaw of Dolton faces six misdemeanor counts for failure to file tax forms for each year from 2007 to...