| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:32 AM
Welcome back, Dance Moms nation. Quick poll before we begin. Raise your hand if you swore you were done, that’s it, finis, and never coming back after the end of last week’s episode … and you did it anyway. Raise your hand if you are...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:32 AM
I dunno, Dance Moms fans. This season is starting to feel like the tail end of the school year, where there’s nothing left to learn, your best friends have already ditched out on vacation, the teachers are substitutes and we’re mostly...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 8:37 AM
Parents soon become experts in interpreting their babies’ cries and are quick to note unusual behavior and symptoms. When intermittent loud crying is followed by symptoms including a bloody stool, vomiting, a lump in the abdomen, lethargy, diarrhea,...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:05 AM
By many reports, this spring and early summer have been as bad a season for ticks as ever. I've observed that ticks create a huge ick reaction for most people when they find one crawling on them or attached to a pet. They are nasty looking creatures, no...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:29 PM
It's 11 p.m. on a Saturday night. An ambulance stops outside the hospital emergency room and doctors immediately roll a stretcher through the doors and to a treatment room. A young girl, uncommunicative and combative, is throwing up. A team of medical...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:30 PM
| 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...
| Feb 18, 2013
Images of stylish, smiling celebrities are all over the Internet. Sexy, skinny models grace the pages of almost every woman's magazine.
The quest to be flawless is all around us, and cases of anorexia and bulimia are growing at an alarming rate.
| May 6, 2013
| 6:55 AM
Don’t look now, and Derrick Rose apparently isn’t, but the Bulls franchise player’s image could become a five-alarm fire in the next two weeks.
I didn’t think there was anything worse than Rose’s sitting on the bench in...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 7:39 AM
My large retriever likes to eat socks and tights. We do our best to keep our footwear out of his reach, but every once in a while, he gets one anyway. What should we do if we suspect he's eaten another?
Pets ingesting things they shouldn't can be a...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Of the countless painful decisions surrounding a loved one's end-of-life care, among the trickiest is how to provide physical comfort in a way that also provides a dignified ending.
"For end of life, the opioids are very important for pain management,...