| Apr 18, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Reporter Amanda Evans has decided to leave News 13 to care for her husband, Joe Clark.
"This is the hardest and easiest decision at the same time," she told me Friday. "Balancing doctor's appointments, chemo and working full time just wasn't working....
| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Asking Siri to place calls for us has made memorizing our best friends' phone numbers unnecessary. But there are some numbers you can't get from your smartphone — numbers you should know by heart and for your heart.
Your Body Mass Index (BMI),...
| 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...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 10:31 AM
Caked with sweat and the desert sand that had been lashing his face over hundreds of miles, Drino Miller rolled his hopped-up dune buggy to a stop. He was nine miles from the finish line of the 1970 Mexican 1000 – a grueling test for man and machine...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Apples loom large on the world's nutritional, cultural and culinary menu.
Many believe the Romans are to thank for cultivating the first wild apple--small, sour, and riddled with seeds--into the crisp, sweet, tart and juicy globes we...
| Mar 9, 2014
Dr. Sherwin B. Nuland was a respected surgeon and bioethicist at Yale University and author of two modestly successful books when he was approached in the early 1990s by a young literary editor. The agent was looking for someone to write a book about what...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Men may want to double down on a healthy diet and clean living in the months before procreation, according to a study that suggests a father’s vitamin B9 deficiency may contribute to birth defects in offspring.
The findings, published online...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 9:12 PM
Ray Gibson, an award-winning Chicago Tribune reporter who exposed city contractors with Outfit ties, federal jurors with criminal backgrounds in the George Ryan trial, and politicians who enriched themselves at taxpayers' expense, died Friday, Jan. 31, at...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:30 AM
You've probably heard that eating too much red meat is a recipe for trouble. For every additional portion consumed, health takes a hit, including higher rates of heart disease, diabetes, and colon cancer. Processed and cured red meats seem to have the...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently quit smoking and ended up with a moderate ulcerative colitis flare. Could a short return to nicotine help with my symptoms? Are there any other recently discovered treatments for flare-ups?
ANSWER: Studies have shown that...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The U.S. surgeon general is calling on Hollywood to kick the tobacco habit, saying too many youth-rated films contain harmful images of tobacco use.
In a new report on smoking released Friday, acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak and other U.S....