| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:22 PM
These days, athletes become emblems of their adoptive cities the way cigar-chomping pols and gangsters once did. Big Papi is Boston; Derek Jeter is still New York. Michael Jordan was Chicago, or Chicago was Jordan. Before that Butkus and Ditka. St. Louis,...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:15 PM
A fourth teenager has been charged with the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl, an attack that was recorded and posted on Facebook, according to prosecutors.
Dyquier Garrett, 16, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault in the December 2012...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:14 PM
The lawyer for a teen accused of inhaling a cleaning product before a crash that killed a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park last year asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss the charges, questioning whether the substance is intoxicating.
The motion attacks...
| Nov 11, 2013
Curious about your cholesterol level? Could you be pregnant? Is your blood glucose stable?
The answers to these questions are just a lab test away. And you don't have to go to your doctor to get them. For several years now, both Riverside Health...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:24 PM
As of Tuesday, thousands of residents will be able to log onto the state's health care exchange, the Maryland Health Connection, to browse for medical insurance and even buy a policy.
The exchange and others like it across the country are considered key...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:45 AM
The Orange County Crime Lab has found more errors in its blood-alcohol testing and plans to request a state audit to review its procedures and case standards.
The discovery comes a couple of weeks after the lab acknowledged inaccurate blood alcohol test...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:14 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Small and rural U.S. hospitals are most at risk of not satisfying certain federal requirements for using electronic health record systems, according to a new study.
Targeted grants might help the lagging hospitals get up to speed and...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:20 AM
With all the new gluten-free products on store shelves, it can be hard — and expensive — to figure which ones are good. We’re here to help, with an occasional group of things we’ve tried and liked. Here are a trio of snacks and a...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 2:54 PM
I have suddenly found myself in the ranks of the uninsured.
At 63, I left my workplace and started a company out of my home. I knew I would need private individual insurance, which would be costly. But my husband and I (he left the same employer but...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Jul 17, 2013
A few Sundays ago, my husband fell off a ladder and hit his head. He appeared to be fine and it turns out he was, but to be sure I drove him to the Ingalls Urgent Aid facility in suburban Flossmoor where we've visited before.
You've probably heard of...