| Mar 8, 2013
| 11:47 PM
Before American Heritage took the field Friday night for its softball game against St. Thomas Aquinas, it was clear the Patriots were struggling to contain their emotions.
Just before the first pitch, there was a moment of silence observed for Andrea...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Brenda Fox is a busy woman. A store manager at CVS, a mother of two and a fundraiser.
For the past four years, Brenda has worked to raise awareness and money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
“I want people to know about cystic fibrosis. There...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 5:40 PM
Want to monitor asthma and other chronic lung problems? Well, there's an app for that.
Researchers at the University of Washington developed a new tool that allows people to keep track of their lung function and health at home simply by blowing into...
| Jan 8, 2012
For brief moments, Cassie Stanley can forget her precarious relationship with death.
She forgot on Christmas morning when her family opened presents. At other times, she forgets by immersing herself in watching the Bulls or Cubs on TV in her family's...
| Oct 19, 2010
HAZELWOOD, Mo. - Hunkered down in a trailer loaded with microbiological gadgetry, Dr. Michael Dunne Jr. decried what he described as health industry hype about drug-resistant germs and infectious diseases.
One easy target is the 83-foot trailer itself....
| Jul 4, 2012
Q: Every time my 2-year-old granddaughter feels a bowel movement coming, she does everything she can to hold it in. She cries and is obviously in a lot of pain, but she refuses to go. A warm bath sometimes helps, but not always. Could there be something...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 11:06 AM
It's not every day that a person makes a selfless and heartfelt donation to a hospital. It's even rarer when it comes from a teenager.
Thirteen-year-old Cassidy Schirmer is the exception. She chose to complete her National Junior Honor Society service...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 6:17 PM
Lindsay Shipp just wanted to keep her lungs.
When she was nine months old, Shipp was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis -- a genetic disease that, among other symptoms, causes thick mucus to form in the lungs. The life expectancy is 37, and most people who...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 12:37 PM
The Chicago Auto Show opened a 10-day public run with its 21st First Look for Charity at McCormick Place on Feb. 9.
This tuxedo-mandatory gala, attended by 8,000, raised more than $2 million for 18 local nonprofits that included the 100 Club of Chicago,...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 4:12 PM
Yes, Virginia, there is something better than drinking beer: drinking beer for a good cause! And the upcoming weeks will give beer lovers at least two opportunities to drink well while helping others.
First up is Haymarket Pub and Brewery's...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 12:15 PM
For over a year, a group of local bartenders have been informally meeting as Baltimore's first guild for mixologists.
They've been operating under the radar for most of that time, only quietly launching a website a month ago. But they will make their big...