| Mar 17, 2010
| 12:29 PM
The condition, known interchangeably as Dupuytren's contracture or Dupuytren's disease, contorts the hands and makes even simple tasks — holding a glass, washing up or shaking hands — virtually impossible. In some instances an affected hand...
| Apr 24, 2010
Whenever you feel tightness in your chest, shoulders and back, practice this variation of a backbend, or bridge pose. It will help release tension in your mid- and upper back as well as stretch and strengthen your hips and legs.
1. Lie back on a mat with...
| Oct 9, 2011
Al Davis, the tough-minded owner of the Oakland Raiders who transformed a failing team into a three-time Super Bowl champion and one of the most successful franchises in professional football only to preside over its dramatic decline in recent years, died...
| May 8, 2010
During her years as a reporter covering the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Maryn McKenna grew accustomed to being called "Scary Disease Girl," the bearer of titillating tales of exotic ailments unlikely to...
| May 6, 2010
As a young mother I had the phone number to Poison Control memorized. I had a child who put pretty much everything he could get his hands on into his mouth.
And since there was no Internet, I was on the phone to them constantly. I wasn't a germaphobe,...
| Mar 15, 2010
Dear Answer Angel: Some of our dearest friends have two very large, very hairy dogs that shed a lot, including all over my friends' furniture since the dogs are allowed on the couches. You can guess the rest: Every time we visit, we return covered with...
| Jun 5, 2010
A woman is in custody after a Battle Creek man suffered stab wounds to a leg and his hands early Saturday.
At 4:40 a.m. Saturday, the Battle Creek Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing at 260 W. Manchester St. in Battle Creek. Upon...
| Jun 8, 2010
| 11:52 AM
The Northwestern Memorial Hospital's gospel choir want you to wash your hands...and they'll sing about it until you do.
In an effort to get more people to wash their hands to prevent spreading germs, a group of vocally blessed hospital employees and some...
| May 16, 2010
Ten years ago, Dr. Bob Chase would have laughed if someone had told him common infections could be eliminated in hospitals' intensive care units.
"I would have said that's ridiculous, not possible," he said. "As a physician, I was trained to believe...
| Jun 28, 2010
| 8:33 PM
Gloria Sieber still remembers the chilling coldness in admitted killer Michael Ballard's eyes. It was 1992, and a Lehigh County judge had asked Ballard if he had anything to say to the family of the man he stabbed to death.
Ballard, then 19, had...
| Mar 16, 2010
Interesting, these times we live in -- the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore reports a 20 percent increase in visitors through its doors, while Steve Jobs and Apple prepare to roll out the iPad, the computer tablet that allows you to download a book...