| Oct 19, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Mother and daughter Angela and Candi Watts were both diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. After a two-year battle, they are both disease-free, but the war continues.
The new enemy is their waistlines.
Scientists have discovered that excess weight not...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Q: Who would have dreamed that the very odd suggestion of vinegar in water would actually work for heartburn? I tried several home remedies (including pickled ginger and ginger tea), but they didn't help.
After a bad acid-reflux episode one night, I bit...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Katherine Warrick was 31 when she was blindsided by an aggressive form of breast cancer. Like many young adults, she simply had no time for it: She was a newlywed, finishing her first year of graduate school and working full time as a social worker....
| Oct 15, 2013
Dear Amy: I am recently divorced with a 4-year-old daughter.
My ex (her father) hasn't been in my daughter's life for most of it; the last time she saw him was almost two years ago.
He has a bad drug problem and has been in and out of prison during...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Dear Pharmacist: I am debating whether or not to fill the prescription for Estradiol, and I want more information on this drug, and estrogen in general. I need it for hot flashes. — M.G., San Diego
Dear M.G.: Estrogen is a highly misunderstood...
| Aug 7, 2013
Northwestern University has launched a website to help women learn about menopause and decide whether hormone replacement therapy or an alternative remedy is the best way to address the health and emotional challenges that often accompany this change of...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Even in today’s information age, myths about menopause and women’s changing bodies abound and can take a huge toll on women. Half of women say their anxiety around menopause is caused by not knowing enough about this life stage and nearly half...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:09 PM
After a decade of rancorous debate over the risks and benefits of menopausal hormone therapy, experts from more than a dozen top medical organizations worldwide have finally come to something resembling a consensus. What did they decide, and why are women...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
| Jul 4, 2013
Welcome to Questions of Characters, the column that puts a name to some of the most familiar faces in movies and on television, the stage and commercials who either hail from Chicago or have spent enough time here to consider it home.
| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
For poet Moira Egan, a few sleepless hours before dawn were no longer a chance to write in peace and solitude. There were too many of them during too many nights.
Her poetic personality was always "mood-swingy." But things were getting wild, and her...