| Feb 16, 2014
In 1999, newspaper columnist Molly Ivins was diagnosed with breast cancer and promptly exhorted her readers: "Go. Get. The. Damn. Mammogram. Done."
She also quoted a friend, columnist Maryln Schwartz, who lamented, "If you have ever wondered what it...
| Feb 16, 2014
Ask Tonja Davis about Habitat for Humanity and she gushes.
"It's a beautiful organization," said Davis, who purchased her two-bedroom, one-bathroom house from Habitat's Chicago South Suburbs chapter in late 2012. "They have beautiful volunteers."...
| Mar 22, 2012
DENVER, CO. -- These reader questions were answered at the 2012 American Animal Hospital Association Conference, attended by over 1,200 veterinary professionals, March 15-18 at the Denver Convention Center.
Q: My wonderful Border Collie/Chow mix was in...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:39 PM
NEW HAVEN — Carol Schwartz counted in her head. Let's see. She and her husband, Rick, had been to about a dozen Yale women's hockey games over the years. They'd been to three "White Out for Mandi" nights, too.
It's a long way from Wilcox,...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:34 PM
It's October, and you don't need me to tell you the annual Pepto-Bismoling of nearly everything in sight is in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The grand opening this week of the latest Wawa in town? Pink down to the aprons worn by cops and...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Players come and go in the NBA. They have their glory, get old and live later lives out of the limelight. Unless your name is Michael Jordan or a few others, you depart Earth in the company of family, a few friends and a neighbor or two.
Then there is...
| Jul 19, 2013
Jeff Keith had his right leg amputated when he was 12. He went on to captain the Fairfield Prep ski team and play goal for the Boston College lacrosse team. He ran across America on one leg.
That's right. One leg. Nine months. Boston to Los Angeles via...
| Oct 31, 2013
HAMPTON — The treatments are punishing. They sap Mary McCoy's strength, energy and mind. But this is a good day, the brightest she's had of late, and when she inspects a Phoebus Little League team photograph from the 1980s, the memories are fresh....
| Nov 2, 2013
| 8:07 PM
On Colleen Smith's right shoulder, just about the level of her collarbone, is tattoo of Roman numerals, VI• IV• MMXII. They signify a date, June 4, 2012, one of several over the last 27 months that Smith either wants to remember or knows she...
| Nov 12, 2013
It was by chance that Katherine Gorski discovered she had breast cancer.
The Lemont resident was scratching an itch when she felt a bump.
Gorski scheduled a mammogram, but the test showed nothing. A subsequent ultrasound showed the mass, at the time...
| Jan 4, 2014
Wendy Wallner of Windsor had hoped to start last year vacationing in Cancun with her husband, but now acknowledges that neither of them is likely to travel again.
Wallner has been in and out of the hospital the past year with chronic obstructive...