| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Rabbi Michael Sommer has delivered a lot of sermons since he was ordained in 2005, but the one on Friday in the Lakeside Congregation building, 1221 Lake Cook Road in Highland Park, to inaugurate Har Shalom, a congregation he has established in the wake...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 9:36 AM
When Ethan Zohn became one of the earliest and most popular players ever to win CBS' "Survivor" in 2001, he couldn't have had any idea just how appropriate the title would be for him. But eight years later he was diagnosed with a rare form of Hodgkin...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:09 PM
As children from Camp Smile lined up to pet Smudge, a resident skunk from the Wildlands Conservancy, a camp counselor stood ready to squirt the kids' hands with sanitizer.
This was no slam against Smudge, who looked like a tidy skunk, but rather because...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:44 PM
The kids ranged in age from toddler to teen. Some wore cornrows. Some wore pigtails. Some were bald. All wore Kids Beating Cancer T-shirts as they assembled in an Ocoee recording studio and belted out a tune they had learned just moments before....
| Jul 1, 2014
Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation - an international bone marrow registry that facilitates bone marrow and blood stem cell matches and transplants for patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood-related diseases - will host the "Strikes for Life...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Carol White, an advanced practice nurse who specializes in treating cancer patients, has participated in the Jim Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk to fund leukemia research for 17 years, but this year it had even more meaning.
She was running for all the...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:03 AM
A cancer patient who shopped at a Northbrook Trader Joe’s is suing the grocer and one its suppliers, saying it sold him tainted food that was later recalled and caused a bacterial infection.
Vladimir Sokhatskiy alleges in the lawsuit filed...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:35 AM
For 85% of kids with a terrible cancer called acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chemotherapy is a cure-but not for Emily Whitehead. Diagnosed at 5, she suffered an infection from her first round of chemo and nearly lost her legs. Then the cancer came back;...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:16 PM
On Sunday, 18-year-old Mustapha Khawaja will leave his La Crescenta home in a limousine headed for the airport and, ultimately, Brazil and the World Cup games. Once there, he will watch two soccer matches and sight see with his family.
His one-week, all...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that someday it may be possible for doctors to use viruses to cure cancer. How does it work? What types of cancer could it affect?
ANSWER: A considerable amount of research is currently underway that's examining the use of...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:05 AM
As a vegetarian and daily yoga practitioner, Amy Johnson thought she was healthy before she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last August. Now she consumes 50 pounds of carrots, 25 pounds of Granny Smith apples and 14 heads of romaine lettuce each week in...