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  • A Documentary About the Life and Music of Doc Pomus Plays at The Avon Theatre

    A Documentary About the Life and Music of Doc Pomus Plays at The Avon Theatre
    It’s one of the enduring mysteries of pop music. How something so slight and disposable, a three-minute tune — songs written about fleeting and often trivial teenage emotions — can still somehow be so long-lasting and deep. Doc Pomus,...
  • Hilary Koprowski dies at 96; developed oral vaccine for polio

    Hilary Koprowski, a Polish-born researcher who developed the first successful oral vaccine for polio, has died. He was 96. Koprowski died of pneumonia April 11 at his Philadelphia home, said his son, Dr. Christopher Koprowski, a radiation oncologist....
  • Local chef and farmer writes about the lingering effects of West Nile

    Local chef and farmer writes about the lingering effects of West Nile
    In northwest Indiana, where I have raised vegetables for 20-odd years, mosquitoes flourish when rain fills the swamp pools in the backwaters of the Kankakee River. In August 2004, those pools spawned a particularly righteous throng. One afternoon, they...
  • Ina Pinkney retiring after 33 years, closing Ina's

    Ina Pinkney retiring after 33 years, closing Ina's
    Corporations have exit interviews; chefs never have an exit interview," says Ina Pinkney. "So this is really something for me." Pinkney, aka The Breakfast Queen, creator of Heavenly Hots, Chocolate Blobs and other signature dishes, is hanging up her...
  • Why sex onstage rarely works

    Why sex onstage rarely works
    After I pointed out that the Goodman Theatre production of Christopher Shinn's "Teddy Ferrara" contains a goodly amount of onstage groping, poking and unbuttoning, a fevered member of the Twitterati made a rather stinging observation. "Chris Jones," the...
  • Vaccination schedule for children is safe, study says

    Vaccination schedule for children is safe, study says
    The recommended schedule of vaccines for children is safe and has done much to dramatically lower the incidence of devastating illnesses, according to a new national scientific study that was partly led by a Northwestern University professor....
  • What doctors know: Summer colds offer cruel lesson on the profusion of viruses out there

    Source: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services http://www.whatdoctorsknow.com Everyone looks forward to summer--time to get away, get outside and have some fun. So what could be more unfair than catching a cold when it'...
  • Dr. Jacquelin Perry dies at 94; polio specialist

    Dr. Jacquelin Perry dies at 94; polio specialist
    The country was in the grip of a polio epidemic in the 1950s when orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jacquelin Perry began performing spinal surgeries in Downey that helped paralyzed survivors of the disease regain mobility. When some of the same patients...
  • Shriners' hospitals forged health care system built on compassion and commitment

    http://www.whatdoctorsknow.com In the early 1920s, a polio epidemic was sweeping the country, causing countless children to suffer, and their families to be faced with finding long-term medical care. At the same time, a fraternal organization, Shriners...
  • Jean Bethke Elshtain, 1941-2013

    Jean Bethke Elshtain, 1941-2013
    Jean Bethke Elshtain didn't seek out controversies. She simply wanted people to consider the consequences of their actions. A provocative ethicist and political philosopher at the University of Chicago, Mrs. Elshtain supported the U.S. war on terror,...
  • John P. Quimby dies at 77; as assemblyman, helped create parks

    John P. Quimby, a former state assemblyman who helped create hundreds of California parks by writing legislation that allowed cities to require developers to donate land for recreational use, has died. He was 77. Quimby, whose political career began...