| Oct 24, 2012
Only 4 months and 4 days old, Becky Borchardt dozed off on her tummy on a couch at her child care provider's home. She never woke up.
Since sudden infant death syndrome took Becky's life 21 years ago, her mother, Downers Grove resident Pam Borchardt, has...
| Oct 24, 2012
The Food and Drug Administration is investigating Monster Energy over reports that it was connected to five deaths over the past three years, including a 14-year-old girl who died of heart arrhythmia. Investors responded by dumping the company's stock,...
| May 2, 2012
| 7:35 AM
A lot of music strives to transgress. Plenty of bands want to be menacing, a little spooky. But few artists successfully frighten anyone. Usually the failed attempt becomes a joke. Death Grips are actually kind of scary. This is glitchy hip-hop, fused...
| May 15, 2012
| 9:20 AM
The stories of marathon runners collapsing and dying at the finish line are enough to scare anybody thinking of participating in one of the 26.2 mile races popular around this time of year.
But a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers has found the...
| May 21, 2012
| 7:23 AM
I recently read "The Wisdom of Menopause" by Christiane Northup M.D. and I found a very interesting section which relates to caregiving. She speaks from the female perspective of caregiving but men caregivers may benefit from these suggestions, too....
| Nov 2, 2012
| 9:36 AM
NEW YORK — A slender, silver-haired gentleman steps onto a nearly bare stage, the instantaneous applause continuing long after he reaches the spare wooden table awaiting him.
For a moment, amid the din, he studies the audience — young and...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 9:55 PM
When you wake up in the morning, are you refreshed and ready to go, or groggy and grumpy? For many people, the second scenario is all too common.
Numerous health conditions and medications can interfere with normal sleep - including prescription and...
| Aug 24, 2012
Brandon Boyd, a giant rock star for nearly the last decade and a half as singer and lyricist for Incubus, arrives in the Tribune Tower lobby by himself.
No publicist. No manager. No entourage. Just a guy in a porkpie hat, comfortable doing an interview...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 3:47 PM
Say the word pollution and everyone seems to be against it. Oil-soaked seabirds. Blue-green algae. Mercury blowin' in the wind. Litter. The list is endless.
Extend the concept of pollution to noise and the consensus breaks down. Motorcycle rights...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 11:29 AM
RIALTO, Calif. (KTLA) -- Rodney King's death was the result of an accidental drowning, although a cocktail of alcohol and drugs in his system were contributing factors, the San Bernardino County coroner's office has determined.
King, who became a...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 2:04 PM
When it comes to medicine, I usually do as I'm told.
Take a pill? Sure. Blood test? Absolutely. Surgery? If you think so, Doc.
But I've been acting against medical advice since January, and I'll keep on ignoring it until July. Let me explain.