| Oct 20, 2011
Dr. Donald W. Zantop, co-owner of the Fallston Veterinary Clinic who was noted for his avian rescue work, died Oct. 13 in a diving accident off Bald Head Island, N.C.
The Fallston resident, who was 59, had been collecting underwater fossils with...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 11:14 AM
For most people, a morning cup of java isn't harmful. But if you rely on coffee to get you out of bed, to stave off midmorning headaches and to avoid the 3 p.m. crash, you may be hooked on one of the most popular drugs in the world.
Nearly 90 percent...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 4:38 PM
A new report by the Catholic Church in Connecticut says that 19 percent of abortions in the state are going unreported each year, prompting a call for a change in state law to allow sanctions against clinics that fail to account for every abortion.
| Oct 25, 2011
| 2:21 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One class of drugs used to prevent wheezing and shortness of breath in people with asthma may increase kids' risk of being hospitalized for an asthma attack, according to a new analysis from the U.S. Food and Drug...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 12:42 PM
The soda wars (aka sugar sweetened beverage debates) are erupting in so many different directions, it's hard to know where to start in our update. So we'll give you little sips of them all.
First: Today the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity released a...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 8:46 AM
Thanksgiving is a time for family and for sharing, but use caution when it comes to your family pet.
The American Veterinary Medical Association offers the following tips:
1. Table scraps are never a good idea. Pets’ digestive systems can’t...
| Nov 9, 2011
When a series of whooping cough cases spread through a northwest suburban high school this fall, school officials knew they had to act quickly to try to stem the outbreak.
Cleaning crews at Cary-Grove High School scrubbed down and repeatedly sanitized...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 4:15 PM
At 84, Barbara Talbert might seem an unlikely Washington lobbyist. But when she heard senior citizen programs could be cut to reduce federal budget deficits, she quickly got on a bus to Capitol Hill.
"As far as Social Security is concerned, some people...
| Nov 13, 2011
In a world gone crazy, teetering on the brink of economic chaos, with thousands dying every day at the hands of rogue governments, wars being fought over precious natural resources and the young losing hope in the future, you have to wonder how smart...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 6:14 AM
An Illinois law taking effect this week will allow more adoptees to get copies of their original birth certificates and possibly learn the names of their biological parents.
Generally, original birth certificates are sealed and new ones are issued...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 5:41 PM
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The American Medical Association threw its support behind government efforts to ensure the supply of lifesaving medicines but stopped short of recommending financial penalties against drug companies.
The influential doctors' lobby...