| Jun 22, 2009
| 1:54 PM
Follow these tips to protect yourself and others from heat-related illness when temperatures skyrocket.
People who face the highest risk of heat-related illness include infants and young children up to four years of age, adults over age 65, people who...
| Jun 23, 2009
| 11:04 AM
(WGN-AM)- With the two hottest days of the year upon us, National Weather Service forecasters issued heat advisories for today and Wednesday.
The advisories encompass every county in the area excluding Cook and Lake which will be significantly cooler...
| Jun 23, 2009
| 3:21 PM
My Sister's Keeper is a horror movie for parents and a righteous weeper that earns its tears.
Directed with a sure, sensitive hand by Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook), it is an actors' showcase built on a moral dilemma. But at its most basic, it's just a...
| May 6, 2009
The number of swine flu cases in Mexico is stabilizing. In the U.S., though more people are being diagnosed with the virus, cases have been mostly mild, claiming two lives. And health officials have backed off on closing schools where students are sick....
| May 8, 2009
A nearly perfect cast more than compensates for the over familiarity of elements of Lymelife, the umpteenth coming-of-age drama to roll out of Indiewood in recent years. Derick Martini's film has the gangly, awkward boy crushing on the cute girl next...
| Feb 24, 2010
Americans are living longer than ever. As the population ages, many senior citizens are burdened with chronic illnesses, but many others remain healthy and active. When scientists investigate aging, they have to distinguish between changes caused by...
| May 17, 2009
Curiosities of Literature
A Feast for Book Lovers
Herman Graf/Skyhorse Publishing: 288 pp., $22.95
This totally silly literary miscellany is "loosely inspired" by Isaac D'Israeli's 1791 bestseller "The Curiosities of Literature." It is...
| May 14, 2009
New York City has closed three schools in response to a swine flu outbreak that has left one staff member in critical condition and sent hundreds of kids home with flu symptoms, in a flare-up of the deadly virus that sent shock waves through the world...
| May 17, 2009
Two public schools and one Catholic school will shut down for up to a week beginning Monday. They are Middle School 158 in Bayside; Intermediate School 25 in Flushing; and Our Lady of Lourdes in Queens Village. That's on top of the six schools closed last...
| May 18, 2009
In Sebastian Fitzek's wildly implausible but mesmerizing mystery thriller, "Therapy," the fragmented chapters wheel and turn in unpredictable directions, the reader always plunging after a narrator who disappears around the corner.
Four years after his...
| Jul 22, 2009
Some people are going to fairly great lengths to avoid infection with H1N1 influenza. But the best way to curb respiratory illnesses is to keep little hands clean. Very little hands. And very clean.
Scientists at the Cochrane Library looked at 51 studies...