| Feb 3, 2012
Sue and Ben Erickson thought they were prepared after learning that their baby could be born with physical or mental disabilities. An ultrasound during the 36th week of pregnancy revealed an excess of cerebral fluid on the unborn infant's brain, but the...
| Feb 15, 2012
Jaylin was a real trooper, learning to go the night without an accident by age 2. But when she turned 3, the Aurora girl started having nighttime accidents again and periodically wet her pants during the day.
Though the girl's mom has tried withholding...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 12:37 PM
The Chicago Auto Show opened a 10-day public run with its 21st First Look for Charity at McCormick Place on Feb. 9.
This tuxedo-mandatory gala, attended by 8,000, raised more than $2 million for 18 local nonprofits that included the 100 Club of Chicago,...
| Oct 5, 2011
A recent study showing that parents are turning car seats forward too early supports the need for ongoing education efforts on child passenger safety, public health and safety experts say.
The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 7:27 AM
It's the time of year once again for body aches, intense coughing and fever — common symptoms of seasonal flu. But the good news is that more and more people are getting flu shots, guarding them against complications that could land them in the...
| Oct 12, 2011
For Halloween revelers, turning their eyes from blue to otherworldly with over-the-counter, decorative contact lenses may enhance holiday fun, but health experts warn these devices can lead to serious vision-threatening problems.
According to the Food...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 1:14 PM
An autopsy conducted today found that a 3-month-old girl died of multiple injuries due to child abuse.
The Cook County medical examiner's office ruled the death of Jayden Tufele, of the 5100 block of West Ainslie Avenue, a homicide.
| Oct 14, 2011
| 3:02 PM
A Northwest Side man admitted to investigators he shook his 3-month-old daughter, fatally injuring her, after he bumped her head against a wall twice and she would not stop crying, prosecutors said today.
Jovanni Tufele, of the 5100 block of West Ainslie...
| Oct 24, 2011
Jenny Kales spent the last few hours of a recent Halloween night scraping from her front stoop the peanut butter candies that trick-or-treaters had dropped in their dashes from door to door. She's not an obsessive cleaner, mind you, just a mother of a...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 10:59 AM
Five people, including four children, were hospitalized in serious-to-critical condition this morning after an SUV they were in was cut off by another vehicle and rolled over several times on the northbound lanes of I-94, officials said.
| Nov 1, 2011
| 12:51 AM
A 10-year-old boy and another 14 were wounded and a 20-year-old man killed in separate shootings Monday night.
A spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office said Daniel Cisneros, of the 4200 block of South Campbell Avenue, was pronounced...