| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In the early 1920s, a polio epidemic was sweeping the country, causing countless children to suffer, and their families to be faced with finding long-term medical care. At the same time, a fraternal organization, Shriners...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:54 PM
When I received my second diagnosis of breast cancer in November, it came with good and bad news.
The good was that, unlike the first — Stage 3 cancer— this one was in the early stages. No chemotherapy or radiation would be required. The bad...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:07 PM
Two suspects in their early 20s were charged Monday night in the shooting last week at a park in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood that left 13 injured, including a 3-year-old boy, Cook County prosecutors said.
The break in the case came as the...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 10:35 AM
The youngest victim of last week's mass shooting at a South Side park is getting better by the day, but his mother worries that her 3-year-old son's fears are just beginning.
"I don't think he ever gonna, you know, feel safe in a park," said Shamarah...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:51 AM
A Chicago woman has sued the village of Skokie and one of its police officers, alleging she was seriously injured after being shoved headfirst into a jail cell bench after a drunken driving arrest last winter.
Cassandra Feuerstein, 47, said in a federal...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:30 AM
It looks like Tiger Woods will have one less fan in his gallery next season, as girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, the greatest U.S. women's skier in history, will take part this weekend in the U.S. Ski Team's training camp in Portillo, Chile, six months after...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:01 AM
With each cute baby Crystal Neilson delivered, she found her body more unattractive.
Her breasts sagged a little more. The skin on her stomach stretched out like a deflated balloon. “There was stuff falling out all over the place,” said...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 12:23 PM
How much would you pay for the perfect profile picture?
In India, young Facebook users are reportedly paying thousands of dollars for plastic surgeries solely for the purpose of improving the way they look on Facebook and other social networks.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Before you spring for that face-lift, take another look in the mirror — the face looking back will only look about three years younger and be no more attractive than it was before surgery, according to a new study.
While there’s a...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:28 PM
Tumblr has tapped into parents, and some Facebook users are going to great lengths to get the perfect profile picture.
Moms are joining Tumblr: Since Tumblr was bought by Yahoo, users have created 14 million new blogs. It seems many of those users...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:29 PM
SEATTLE — What is it about a face that causes people to accept it as "normal"? Or to be disturbed, if somehow it is not?
For those who suffer from facial deformities, this is more than an idle question.
As it turns out, psychologists have come...