| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It's not easy for a new series to attract attention in the tried-and-true world of Emmy voters. But like one of the upstart wunderkinds it skewers, HBO's "Silicon Valley" walked away with television's equivalent of a successful IPO on Thursday...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:07 AM
Before Steve Spurrier became a Heisman Trophy winner and Gators legend he deferred to Larry Dupree.
Dupree, who died of a heart attack on Sunday at 71, was the team's star and a first-team All-American fullback in 1964 when Spurrier was a UF sophomore...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:55 PM
You probably know that smoking causes lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease. But former smokers want you to know that cigarettes can give you a stroke, make your teeth fall out and cause your baby to be born dangerously early.
These are some of the...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Randy Gutzke, a longtime IV drug user who says he struggles daily to stay sober, recently was offered a quick-results test for hepatitis C at a West Side community health center.
A case manager also reviewed the behaviors that put him at risk for...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Nearly 1 in 5 American high school seniors has used a hookah at least once in the preceding year, and the risk was greater for students from higher-income families, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
Hookahs, a type of...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Palos Hills officials are mulling over a request by the owner of a medical marijuana dispensary to allow a clinic in the city.
Michael Perkowski, of Tinley Park, asked council members at a recent Committee-of-the-Whole meeting about requirements for a...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:20 AM
If you live in a region with lots of air pollution, you might not always breathe easy. So it might help to sit back, relax and enjoy a helping or two of broccoli.
Better yet, have a stiff cup of broccoli-sprout tea.
It might not be the advice you expect...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Daniel Aspan was tapped out.
The San Antonio resident had spent more than $3,000 over a few months flying several times to Elmhurst to visit his mother who was dying from lung cancer that had spread to her brain.
Just a week after his final visit he...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Walking all night is not a difficult task when you've faced the much greater battle of fighting cancer.
For cancer survivors, it was a joy to see the support-- and worn shoe leather—of other people who also want to conquer cancer. More than 500...
| Jun 2, 2014
Debra Sherman worked as a reporter for wire services covering the financial markets and the health care industry for more than 20 years.
After she was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer in 2013, her bosses at Reuters encouraged her to start a blog on...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Documentary filmmaker and author Michael Henry Wilson died of lung cancer June 26 in Westlake, Calif. He was 67.
Known for his deep knowledge of film history and close relationships with filmmakers, Wilson directed documentaries including "A Personal...