| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:08 PM
By Julie Steenhuysen
CHICAGO, Feb 6 (Reuters) - While stroke is common in both
men and women, guidelines released on Thursday for the first
time address factors such as pregnancy, birth control pills and
menopause that put women at particular risk for...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:45 AM
In South Florida's hospitals, many innovations started in children's-only medical centers. Think calming colors and MRI machines designed for comfort.
You can learn a lot from a child. Just ask South Florida's adult hospital industry.
Some of the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:16 AM
I've written several times about the issue of hearing actors playing the roles of deaf, or partially deaf, characters. That happens from time to time in Chicago, most recently at Profiles Theatre. The casting of a hearing actor in the role of a deaf...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:54 AM
"Hours," one of Paul Walker's last films and arriving in theaters just two weeks after his death in a fiery crash, comes as a modest memorial to the 40-year-old's career. But it is not the stirring emotional performance many hoped for, nor will it...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:36 PM
The rate of premature births dropped slightly in the United States last year, but the country still has a ways to go before reaching the March of Dimes’ goal of only 9.6% of babies born prematurely.
Preliminary figures for 2012 show that 11.5%...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Winn-Dixie has recalled Taylor Farms Spinach Antipasta Salad in all Winn-Dixie stores. This recall is an expansion of an earlier recall announced by Reser's Fine Foods. This item is sold in the full-service case in the deli department. According to the U....
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:37 AM
Research shows that music therapy has a profound impact on premature infants. We asked Clarissa Karlsson, a board-certified music therapist at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., to explain the benefits.
How does music...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:26 PM
The Decorative Arts Society (DARTS) launched its 2013/14 charitable lecture series in grand style this past week. Wolfram Koeppe, the curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, graced the Oct. 15 Decorative Arts Society reception as the very...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Twice a day, Jennifer Anderson sits down to pump her breast milk.
Anderson will set aside a little for those times when she isn't around to nurse her 7-month-old daughter. But most will be shipped to a local processing facility and eventually will...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is every parent's worst nightmare. From the time a family has a baby until that child is a year old, SIDS is a concern.
Most new parents today know about the Back to Sleep campaign (BTS), which...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm newly pregnant and not looking forward to the terrible morning sickness I experienced with my first two pregnancies. There were weeks when it felt like I could not keep any food down. What causes morning sickness? Is there any way to...