| Dec 5, 2012
| 5:25 AM
Indiana voters could get to decide whether a gay marriage ban ends up in the state's constitution.
It is expected to be a fight in the coming legislative session. One group believes the law could have economic implications.
No matter what you believe....
| Nov 12, 2012
| 1:26 PM
Acupuncture may be ancient — estimates range between 3-4,000 years old — but it is not an ancient Chinese secret. It's used all over the world by acupuncture practitioners as well as medical doctors.
We spoke with two experts to learn more....
| Apr 5, 2011
Tsutomu Suzuki's world is 6 feet long and 12 feet wide, a crude refuge he and his family of five have staked out in an upstairs lobby of the Tagajo cultural center.
They sleep side by side on the tile floor, with only blankets to cushion them. It's...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:34 PM
The worst outbreak of whooping cough on record in McHenry County has yet to subside as reported cases of the highly contagious bacterial infection continue …...
| Oct 20, 2010
Colleges are back in session, high schools are getting ready for homecoming and the incidences of binge drinking continue to climb. Why put these topics in the same sentence? Underage and excessive drinking by high school and college students has been...
| Nov 3, 2010
While I've been fighting a cold myself, the office has been full of children of every age blowing their noses and raising a cacophony of coughs. So I thought I'd take another look at alternative ways to prevent and treat the common cold.
| Sep 17, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 18-month-old has had six ear infections in the last year. Is it time for ear tubes?
ANSWER: Middle ear (between the eardrum and the inner ear) infections are common in young children, and most of these infections are relatively...
| Aug 16, 2010
| 8:11 PM
Congenital CMV — cytomegalovirus — is the most common cause of disability in newborns.
The Centers for Disease Control reports that it affects 1 in 150 children born in the United States. One in five of those will have permanent health...
| Sep 10, 2010
Every year, well-meaning fitness magazines and newspaper articles warn that our brains will melt like ice cream if we exercise outside in the heat of the day.
Triple-digit temperatures and sauna-thick humidity are facts of life in some places. But it's a...
| Aug 13, 2010
Whooping cough is a respiratory infection caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacterium. An airborne disease that can also be spread through direct contact, it infects infants when someone with the disease breathes on them or coughs or sneezes in close...
| Mar 30, 2011
When stomach upset occurs in small children, it can be very unpleasant for children and parents alike. Sometimes a sore tummy can be symptomatic of a cold or allergies, and you either have to wait it out or, in the case of allergies, consult your doctor....