Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ 9 ways for teens to do their best in high school ]]> Lead story image

Organization is the key to your child making the most of high school. ]]> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:34:01 -0600 <![CDATA[ Don’t put shoes back on before giving feet some TLC ]]> Lead story image

Over the past few months they’ve developed calluses, cuts and cracks, blisters, bug bites and warts running barefoot at the beach and pool, working out on the golf course and tennis court, jogging on unforgiving pavement and hiking on rough terrain. Now it’s time to give them the Tender Loving Care they deserve. ]]> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 06:05:18 -0600 <![CDATA[ Owner, not chewing puppy, needs training ]]> Lead story image

Q. I have a four-month-old Shih Tzu who chews on everything, including electric cords. He has chewed on my computer cord and other cords. When I catch him, I tell him “no” and I tap him with paper. I try to keep cords away from him, but when I’m not around he gets to the TV and cable cords. Please tell me what can I do to get him to stop.   A. Having a dog is matter of personal responsibility. You must imagine the dog is totally clueless, especially a four-month-old puppy. With such a naive, fragile life form … ]]> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 06:02:19 -0600 <![CDATA[ Bad politics hurt Komen and its clients ]]> Lead story image

Organizational and internal changes are sweeping over Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Top executives at the well-known foundation recently resigned or switched roles. They include president Liz Thompson, who resigned her post earlier this month and founder Nancy Brinker, who has scaled back her involvement in the group. Brinker, sister of the late Susan G. Komen, recently announced that she will no longer have a day-to-day role within the foundation, although she still will be heavily involved in efforts. Many people suspect that these high-ranking resignations are a public relations move meant to assuage the anger and disappointment millions … ]]> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 06:02:15 -0600 <![CDATA[ Get help for stuttering child ]]> Lead story image

Early intervention on stuttering is valuable. Therapy can help put his speech difficulties behind him sooner rather than later, and that can make him more self-confident and socially relaxed. ]]> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 22:16:03 -0600 <![CDATA[ We see our own mortality as a parent ages ]]> Lead story image

FROM THE HART: Aging seems all too natural. And if it can happen to my dad, it really can happen to anyone. ]]> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 06:02:18 -0600 <![CDATA[ What Rosie O’Donnell wants women to learn from her heart attack ]]> Lead story image

Making a 911 call as soon as heart attack symptoms start can make the difference between life and death or full recovery and lifelong disability for many people, doctors say. ]]> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 06:05:15 -0600 <![CDATA[ American breast is bigger, but in danger, author says ]]>

The biology of the breast is changing — and not for the better, says Florence Williams, author of Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History. She details a number of alarming trends that may be contributing to the United State’s high rate of breast cancer — today and in years to come. ]]> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:16:05 -0600 <![CDATA[ My weekly checkup ]]>

toDAY Is weight loss surgery for you? When: 5:45 p.m. Where: BMI Surgery, Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross, New Lenox Cost: Free, please register Call: (888) 660-4325; thursDAY blood drive When: 2:30-7:30 p.m. Where: Boomers Stadium, 1999 S. Springinsguth, Schaumburg Cost: Free, must be at least 17 years old; bring ID Call: (877) 543-3768; friDAY zen-inspired  life discussion When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Where: 38 Lake St., Oak Park Cost: $15; free for members Call: (708) 689-1220 saturDAY prenatal “Pump it up” fitness When: 11 a.m. Where: Mercy Hospital, 2525 S. Michigan Cost: $15 Visit: … ]]> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:32:01 -0600 <![CDATA[ Is job market causing headaches for college students? ]]> Lead story image

Four years ago, President Barack Obama was ushered into office on a campaign built largely on hope. Much of the momentum for that drive came from the nation’s youth. But now, with the job market making mincemeat out of job seekers age 25 and under, one can’t help but ask if that hope is dashed. ]]> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 06:05:08 -0600 <![CDATA[ Relax; everyone online is NOT having a better life than you ]]> Lead story image

DR. LAURA BERMAN: People receive constant updates from everyone from their best friend to their favorite celebrity to high school frenemy, and sometimes these statuses and tweets can lead to feelings of inadequacy and envy. ]]> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 06:02:33 -0600 <![CDATA[ Ditkas team up on children’s clothing line ]]> Lead story image

Ditka Kids Gridiron Clothing — launched by Stacy Ditka and her with her father-in-law, football Hall-of-Famer Mike Ditka — a football-themed line that includes shot and log-sleeve T-shirts for kids and onesies for babies. ]]> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 06:05:05 -0600 <![CDATA[ The ‘bugs’ that do your gut good ]]> Lead story image

DRS. ROIZEN AND OZ: Almost weekly, new info comes out demonstrating how probiotics, friendly bacteria that live in our guts, are essential for good health. ]]> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 06:02:29 -0600 <![CDATA[ For preschoolers, love for learning starts at home ]]> Lead story image

Many parents take on the role of being their children’s preschool teacher and the responsibility of readying them for kindergarten. To achieve this goal, it is important for parents to introduce a variety of subjects in a positive and playful manner. ]]> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 06:03:39 -0600 <![CDATA[ What it takes to do P90X, Paul Ryan’s killer workout ]]> Lead story image

The hot topic around the Wisconsin congressman is not just that he’s been tapped for GOP vice-presidential contender. There’s a lot of interest in Ryan and his practice of P90X as well. What exactly is P90X? ]]> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 15:20:19 -0600 <![CDATA[ Which ‘Twilight’ star should get the dog? ]]> Lead story image

ASK DOG LADY: Now that “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson are splitsville, who will get custody of Bear the dog? ]]> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 06:02:39 -0600