| May 23, 2011
Nearly 30,000 children and adults suffer from cystic fibrosis and it's a disease that affects all races.
Dr. Steve explained some new developments about this disease. Scientists have discovered critical genes that are tied to cystic fibrosis -- a life...
| Jan 16, 2011
We Have Met the Enemy
Self-Control in an Age of Excess
Penguin Press: 304 pp., $26.95
Daniel Akst borrowed his new book's title from "Pogo" creator Walt Kelly, whose "We have met the enemy and he is us" became a slogan marking the first...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 2:39 AM
Virginia ranked 48th, or third from the bottom, among states for providing all needed support services to families of special-needs children, according to a report released Tuesday.
The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation headquartered in New York...
| 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...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 11:39 AM
PROVIDENCE HIGH—Rivals Bellarmine-Jefferson High and Providence took the court in the final game of an all-day tournament benefiting a good cause Saturday at Providence High School.
The game proved worthy of main-event status, as the Guards and the...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:53 AM
In a new report, The American Clinical Laboratory Association asserts that genetic testing and genomic clinical lab testing generates 116,000 jobs -- 44,000 directly, the rest indirectly -- and contributes $16.5 billion annually to the U.S. economy.
| Dec 19, 2011
| 8:04 PM
COSTA MESA — Holiday shoppers dined on southwestern Caesar salad, wild mushroom enchiladas and blackened catfish tacos while Sara Tengelsen, 15, and her mother, Terrie Tengelsen, waited.
The two sat in Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill among wrapping...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 12:03 PM
Rylee Thomas is two-and-half years old--she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis before she was even born.
Rylee’s mom Amy got the news early.
"I hadn't even felt her kick yet and we knew she would have CF," Amy said.
Amy and Rylee’s dad...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 1:31 PM
If you haven't gotten around to registering as an organ donor, there's a charming young woman in England who just might give you the nudge you need to stop putting it off.
Her name is Kirstie Mills, and she's the heroine -- and we mean that literally --...