| Jan 21, 2014
Q: I have a question about a fruit from St. Lucia. It is supposed to have cancer fighting properties and is delicious, according to my best friend. Her boyfriend is from St. Lucia and she has had the fruit there and wonders about what a good source...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:15 PM
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration moved Thursday to help tens of thousands of sick Americans who have struggled to enroll in health coverage for next year because of problems with the rollout of new insurance marketplaces created by the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:42 PM
Q: Your recent column on local police being prohibited from using radar for speed monitoring was interesting and brought another aspect of that subject to mind. Years ago an area woman established a scholarship fund for children of state police in...
| Feb 12, 2014
The upcoming chefs' auction in Orland Park is an opportunity to sample fare from a dozen restaurants under one roof, win a special prize and raise money for charity.
The Village of Orland Park is partnering with the American Cancer Society to present...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Doctors at Silver Cross Hospital are pooling their expertise to help evaluate and plan a course of treatment for patients with lung cancer in hours instead of weeks.
Speedy diagnosis and treatment is especially important, according to specialists who...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 2:08 PM
When my son and daughter were youngsters, once a year I'd have a disagreement with their pediatric dentist. He wanted to do routine annual X-rays, and I would protest because neither child ever had any cavities. His response: Dental X-rays are an...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Registration for this year's Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon is proceeding at a swift pace.
General sign-up for the second-ever race doesn't begin until March 8, but pre-registration started this week for those running to raise funds...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why is a mammogram the standard screening tool used to look for breast cancer? Wouldn't MRI catch the disease earlier?
ANSWER: For most women, mammograms work well as a screening test for breast cancer. Magnetic resonance imaging of the...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:59 PM
number of Americans who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Men account for 2,240 cases. An estimated 40,000 will die from the disease.
of black women on Medicare who were told they...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:13 PM
As a full-time student and single mother of five, Theclia Holloway had little time to spare for a mammogram. So she put it off for two years, and when the doctor called her in for more extensive tests after the mammogram, she was in the midst of midterms,...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:30 AM
It's no secret that we all should say no to those super-jumbo fries and yes to the treadmill. But even if the idea of physical well-being isn't enough incentive to join the yoga-pants-clad masses, what if we told you there are financial benefits, as well?...