| Aug 18, 2013
| 7:13 AM
It’s that time of the year again, when children head off to school for lessons in reading, writing and arithmetic.
The upcoming weeks will include essays, history projects and pages of problem solving.
But parents will have their share of...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Engineering researchers at the Johns Hopkins University plan to stir an earthquake this month, a temblor as powerful as the 1994 Northridge quake in Southern California — one of the costliest in U.S. history.
It will hit at the University at...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:44 PM
Riding motorcycles and listening to live music this weekend could make life easier for a 3-year-old boy with leukemia.
The Bikers Helping Kids Foundation is holding a motorcycle run and swap meet in Central City Friday and Saturday to support...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In the world of public school reform these days, the "Common Core" is about as popular as the common cold. The Common Core is the name given to academic standards adopted in 45 states (including Maryland) plus the District of Columbia that raise the bar...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Dr. Trish Perl traveled halfway around the world last month to trace the outbreak of a deadly SARS-like disease in Saudi Arabia that's spreading.
She and two colleagues pored over hospital records, tracking the spread of...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Many people suffer from taste and smell disorders, but too often they're sent away without treatment. With the first clinic in the United Kingdom dedicated to these conditions, Carl Philpott aims to change that.
Philpott is an ear, nose...
| May 9, 2013
| 9:16 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Allergies are bringing along with them other sicknesses this week.
Doctors offices across the Ozarks are seeing an increase in sore throats, earaches and the common cold all associated with allergies.
In Branson, the CoxHealth...
| May 8, 2013
| 6:01 AM
Two days after a student died from bacterial meningitis, Lindblom Math and Science Academy will be closed today so crews can clean the West Englewood school on the South Side.
Savon Smith's mother said she found him unresponsive when she tried to wake...
| May 7, 2013
| 1:05 PM
In March, twin sisters Louise and Martine Fokkens, 70, announced their joint retirement after more than 50 years each on the job — as Amsterdam prostitutes. (In February, the minimum age for prostitutes in the Netherlands was raised to 21, but there...
| Apr 29, 2013
Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com.
April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Seeds are a crucial food source for birds, squirrels, livestock and other animals, especially during winter. For humans, edible seeds provide a delicious, nutrient-packed punch to meals and snacks, and are the source of most of our cooking oils, as well...