| Jan 16, 2013
| 4:34 PM
From Mary Schmich's column today, Is the flu patrol giving you flu guilt? A colleague reports that his boss, who works a six-second walk down the hall, phoned him after hearing his mild cough and asked that he not attend......
| Oct 24, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Like most working parents, I consider cold and flu season to be the bane of my existence. Whenever I notice one of my daughter's playmates coughing or sniffling during morning dropoff or afternoon pickup, I get prepared. Sure enough, a day or two later,...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 10:29 AM
An Indianapolis mother faces more than a dozen felony charges after investigators say video showed her repeatedly choking her 15-month-old son at a hospital.
Police arrested Dashana Oldham, 20, on preliminary charges of neglect and battery after a doctor...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 4:31 AM
An important thing happens on this week's episode of "The Amazing Race": I kind of fall in love with Abbie's Boyfriend. I know. Something else happens: We learn someone's drag queen name. I know! Let's just get on with it.
Farewell, Indonesia, fourth...
| May 9, 2012
| 4:55 PM
The principal of Seattle's Bishop Blanchet High School on Wednesday defended her closing of the school for two days after up to 150 students had called in sick earlier this week.
Principal Kris Brynildsen-Smith ordered the emergency closure as the state...
| May 14, 2012
| 12:40 PM
ESPN analyst Mark Dixon was a busy man over the weekend, providing play by play for No. 1 seed Loyola’s 17-5 thrashing of Canisius on Saturday and then No. 2 seed Johns Hopkins’ 19-9 rout of Stony Brook on Sunday. The former Johns Hopkins...
| Nov 7, 2012
The term "pelvic floor" was not part of polite conversation a generation ago, when women with pelvic floor disorders, or PFDs, often suffered in silence.
Fortunately for the millions of women who know this acronym all too well, times have changed....
| Aug 23, 2012
| 3:54 PM
When you think of vaccinations you may think of children but adults need their shots too.
"We've had kids hospitalized at Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital this year with pertussis," said Dr. Colleen Kraft, professor of pediatrics at Virginia Tech...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 1:09 PM
Q: My school-age children have been sick with colds lately, and because of conflicting information in the news, I’m still unsure about which over-the-counter medications are safe to use. Can you advise?
A: Good question, and I agree that the...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 3:22 PM
Now that, thanks to Tribune's diligent boffins, I can return to my regular perch here, let me remind you that You Don't Say has many mansions.
In addition to this address, which has been in effect since February of this year, there is the original You...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 6:49 PM
Over the past seven months, Jheri Stratton has been quarantined in her house for a while, ordered to wear a mask to walk her dog, and monitored twice a week by a city Health Department official who watches to ensure that she swallows a handful of pills....