| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Playing quarterback is tough enough without having a sports hernia that causes your body to jackknife with every nose tickle.
Derek Carr suffered quietly, but his 2012 season was nothing to sneeze at. He led Fresno State to its first share of a...
| Jul 31, 2013
The partnership between a Naperville private school and an area nonprofit organization is benefiting young learners and needy families, with a perk to an area children's performer.
Chesterbrook Elementary School Principal Lisa Fawver suggested asking...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Warning: The contents of this column may cause runny nose, sneezing and watery eyes. Just thinking about the dust mites, mold and toxins likely lurking in your home is enough to cause gasping and wheezing even if you don't have asthma.
In fact, ever...
| 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...
| Jan 16, 2013
A crowded Chicago cafe. Customers sit elbow to elbow.
A man coughs.
I turn my head toward the hacker. So do several others. Our eyes aim for him like bullets.
Kill the germ spitter!
The man ignores our glares, returns to studying his laptop...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Spring allergy seasons continue to start earlier each year (it was February in 2012), and pollen counts continue to go up. It's not a fluke; scientists say the effects of climate change are making allergy seasons worse. Research presented at the...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I've got a cold. Should I start taking echinacea, and will it help me with the sneezing? —A.T., Sanibel
Dear A.T.: It's the season for the common cold, with more than 1 billion cases in the United States each year. Sneezing is...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 2:38 PM
I thought this would be the last in the occasional series of columns on behavior that people find annoying. But they keep trickling in, and this column won't hold them all.
All this began with my own list of 10 annoying behaviors, which was followed...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Dear Pharmacist: What are some suggestions to avoid catching cold this season? — R. P. Albany, New York
Dear R.P.: The common cold has been around for eons, even though it has morphed a bazillion times. It's brilliant at outsmarting us. This is...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Harford County Executive David R. Craig got his flue shot, and he's urging all Harford residents to get one as well.
His vaccination was administered by the Harford County Health Department in Bel Air.
"Flu season is upon us and I join with the Harford...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 8:17 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - We've been hearing about it for weeks, but health officials say the number of flu cases across the country are going up every day.
This is the sixth week in a row we've seen an increase in the number of cases in Greene County....