| Jun 15, 2011
| 8:40 AM
Men with cardiovascular disease often wonder whether sexual activity might be dangerous for them, potentially triggering a heart attack in the midst of the excitement, or whether the exercise might actually be good for the heart. A new review by the...
| Aug 28, 2011
Cornelius Osborne may not seem like baby-sitting material.
He was convicted of raping two women. A succession of felonies, from robbery to failing to register as a sex offender, repeatedly sent him to prison, state records show.
But over more than two...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 4:52 PM
Ryan Buell was talking about ghosts before it was cool to be a ghost hunter.
Or so he said sitting in the 3rd floor lobby of the Omni Hotel in Chicago.
"It is not just an interesting hobby for me, it's my life" Buell said. "It didn't help me with the...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 10:56 AM
"85A" By Kyle Thomas Smith Bascom Hill Publishing Group, 223 pages, 14.95
At first, Seamus O'Grady, the protagonist of "85A," is really hard to like. He swears like a sailor and seems annoyed by everything and everyone around him.
But slowly, as pages...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 3:06 PM
It didn't start with Twitter — and it won't end with Weiner.
For centuries, the theme of sexual sins committed by the powerful has been scintillating source material for the arts. In poems and plays, in novels and films and TV series, artists...
| Dec 30, 2010
| 4:41 PM
"The Sunday Papers" radio show, hosted by Tribune reporter Rick Kogan, will feature David Royko, author of "Royko in Love: Mike's Letters to Carol" from 8 to 9 a.m. during the 6:30 to 9 a.m. broadcast on WGN-AM 720.
The Teen Volume book...
| Feb 16, 2011
For decades, American parents were on circumcision autopilot. Conventional wisdom held that the foreskin-free penis was healthier and cleaner. Everyone was doing it, so everyone had it done.
Not so today. Rates of infant circumcision have declined...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 2:43 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Masturbation could play an important role in sexual self-awareness and condom use in teenage boys, according to a new report.
Researchers found 86 percent of boys who said they'd worn a condom last time they had sex also...
| Oct 13, 2010
Recently, I was reviewing an alarming study in an issue of Pediatrics. The statistics only corroborated what I've seen in my own pediatric practice, where I take care of many adolescents.
Despite our parental and societal "admonitions" not to have sex...
| Feb 1, 2011
Q: Your tween has an entire language of symbols and abbreviations that she texts and tweets and posts. Is there any way for you to decipher it?
It is vital for parents to be aware of technology and how it affects their child. Ask them...
| Mar 14, 2011
Once a woman becomes visibly pregnant, it isn't long before she's being asked extremely personal questions by complete strangers:
"Are you going to have an epidural or go natural?
"You're not drinking alcohol, are you?"
"Have you tried ginger for...