| Jun 4, 2015
| 7:55 AM
A chasm runs through the life of Jonas Salk. He was an American hero, recognized by presidents and interviewed by the most important journalists of his day — a reassuring figure who offered hope to a frightened public. His vaccine halted the annual,...
| Jun 2, 2015
| 3:14 PM
The Senate on Tuesday gave final legislative approval to a bill that places an additional hurdle in front of parents seeking to exempt their children from vaccinations for religious reasons.
But even as members of the chamber were debating the measure's...
| Jun 1, 2015
| 6:30 AM
The Pakistani army's nearly yearlong campaign against Islamist militants in the northern tribal belt has its skeptics, but one area where experts say its effect has been unmistakable is in battling polio.
Six cases have been reported this year in the...
| May 29, 2015
| 8:48 AM
"I had a series of childhood illnesses: scarlet fever, pneumonia, polio. I walked with braces until I was at least 9 years old."
— Wilma Rudolph
After she won three gold medals in track and field at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, the Italians...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 12:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why do children need so many vaccines in their first two years of life? Isn't it OK and even safer to wait until they're a bit older to give them the recommended vaccinations?
ANSWER: The current childhood vaccination schedule has...
| May 14, 2015
| 7:52 AM
A lot of people likely know about the work that members of the Rotary Club do internationally, Roger Jacobson said, from working to eradicate polio to promoting peace through its Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution....
| May 12, 2015
| 8:47 AM
One of Northbrook's most dedicated doctors, and one of its leading citizens, Dr. Irwin Smith, died May 5. He was 98.
Dr. Smith was not only the busiest physician in Northbrook for years, but he was also one of the founders of the Northbrook Rotary...
| May 7, 2015
| 6:28 PM
HARTFORD — Parents seeking to prevent their children from being vaccinated for religious reasons will face an additional hurdle under a bill approved by the House of Representatives on Thursday.
The measure comes in response to a devastating...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 2:17 PM
Fundraising at Chicago's annual UNICEF Hope Gala doubled in recent years. The total rose from $550,000 in 2011 to $1.2-million in 2014, and the efforts of Glencoe's Wendy Serrino were in great part responsible for the increase.
Chair of the U.S. Fund for...
| May 4, 2015
| 10:55 AM
The logo that Charles Kyler designed for Sunday's adults-only version of the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby says it all:
"Same track. Same rules. No kids."
Competitors have to be 18 or older to enter the inaugural Ellicott City Pinewood Grand Prix,...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 11:51 AM
"Friendships built around serving together become wonderful friendships," Jeff Tideman said after spending much of the afternoon of April 25 with fellow Northbrook Rotarians washing buses at the Center for Enriched Living in Riverwoods.
The 95 members...