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Want to avoid the flu while flying? Try a window seat

By Christopher Russell | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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62 total views, 2 views today By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Worried about catching a cold or the flu on an airplane? Get a window seat, and don’t leave it until the flight is over. That’s what some experts have been saying for years, and it’s perhaps the best advice coming out of…

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For menopause sex discomfort, gel worked as well as hormone

By Christopher Russell | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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47 total views, 2 views today By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — In a study of women with menopause-related sexual discomfort, gels worked as well as prescription hormone tablets at reducing symptoms. The researchers say the results suggest low-cost, over-the-counter moisturizers might be the best option. Most women in the study reported some relief from…

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Prescription opioids fail rigorous new test for chronic pain

By Christopher Russell | March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

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1,214 total views, 1 views today By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — A yearlong study offers rigorous new evidence against using prescription opioids for chronic pain. In patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping. And…

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For retired Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, it’s a quiet life now

By Christopher Russell | February 15, 2018 | Comments Off on For retired Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, it’s a quiet life now

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1,050 total views, 1 views today Jerry Gay, former Seattle Times photographer, former NPPA president and Pulitzer Prize winner, shows students at the Hutch School in Seattle, Wash. you don’t always have to take photos standing, from eye-level height during a class in 2007. (Alan Berner/Seattle Times/TNS) By Alan Berner, The Seattle Times On Oct. 11, 1974, Jerry…

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In a strange land: Deported from Michigan, Jorge Garcia feels lost in Mexico

By Christopher Russell | February 11, 2018 | Comments Off on In a strange land: Deported from Michigan, Jorge Garcia feels lost in Mexico

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1,147 total views, 1 views today Recently deported Jorge Garcia, 39, walks the streets of Nicolas Romero, Mexico where he lives. Garcia feels like an outsider and misses his wife and children back in Lincoln Park. (Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press/TNS) By Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press Standing outside his new home sloped on a bumpy street, Jorge Garcia…

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Hot Property: Where Frank Sinatra lived it his way

By Christopher Russell | October 12, 2016 | Comments Off on Hot Property: Where Frank Sinatra lived it his way

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1,257 total views, 1 views today by Neal J. Leitereg Los Angeles Times (TNS) If these walls could talk. A scenic retreat built for legendary singer and actor Frank Sinatra in the mountains above Palm Desert has come back on the market in its entirety for $3.9 million. The midcentury lodge was previously offered a year ago…

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Food and Drink

How cooking for yourself can make you healthier, happier

By Christopher Russell | February 16, 2018 | Comments Off on How cooking for yourself can make you healthier, happier

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3,982 total views, 2 views today Potatoes are browned on a skillet to make hash browns Tuesday Jan. 12, 2016. Styled by Lisa Schumacher. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune/TNS) By James P. DeWan, Chicago Tribune As my great-aunt June used to tell me, “Your grandfather was a bum. Your father was a bum, and you’re a bum. Get outta my…

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Is saffron worth the expense? Oh, is it ever

By Christopher Russell | February 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Is saffron worth the expense? Oh, is it ever

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4,263 total views, 2 views today Photo Caption: Chicken with Saffron Rice on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. (Cristina M. Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS) By Daniel Neman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch I went to my local saffrontarium _ which is where they sell saffron, of course _ and bought a hit of saffron that cost $500 an ounce. I did not…

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Flavor-packed sausage sandwiches on roster for parties

By Christopher Russell | February 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Flavor-packed sausage sandwiches on roster for parties

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4,363 total views, 2 views today Simple canned white beans become a delicious companion to sausages when tossed with a lemon-garlic-herb dressing. (Mark Graham/food styling) (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS) By JeanMarie Brownson, Chicago Tribune Sausages are synonymous with good times. Think about it. We grill them on hot summer days, top bratwurst with onions and mustard at music…

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Climatologist: Illinois sees wettest February on record

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10,306 total views, 1 views today CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois climate experts say the state saw its wettest February on record…

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Human Interest

Bobby Hull jersey part of history for Chicago family

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4,963 total views, 2 views today By JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — When Joe Serpico closes his eyes, he can…

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National guardsman takes girl whose dad was killed to dance

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7,009 total views, 2 views today BEACH PARK, Ill. (AP) — A Northern Illinois kindergartener whose father was killed in a military…

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Sue, largest T. rex skeleton ever found, making a move

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5,040 total views, 1 views today The largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found is on the move. Chicago’s Field Museum began dismantling…

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Animal Planet

Maine whale biologist says whale protected her from shark

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1,780 total views, 1 views today BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A Maine marine biologist says footage of her swimming with a humpback…

Merchandise featuring Fiona the hippo brings in big bucks

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1,658 total views, 1 views today CINCINNATI (AP) — Merchandise inspired by Ohio’s famous baby hippo, Fiona, has returned nearly half a…

Snatched by hungry eagle, little dog lives to bark the tale

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1,670 total views, 1 views today By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press Felipe Rodriguez says he thought he was hallucinating when an eagle snatched…

Oldest male polar bear at North American zoo euthanized

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1,865 total views, 1 views today BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Suburban Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo says a polar bear that was the species’…

Free bird: Officer rescues snowy owl from prison barbed wire

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1,358 total views, 1 views today HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — A resourceful Pennsylvania wildlife conservation officer has helped to engineer a daring…

Today in History

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952 total views, 8 views today By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, March 18, the 77th day of 2018. There are…

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Invasive bloody red shrimp discovered in Lake Superior

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2,795 total views, 2 views today MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An invasive species with a…

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In a milestone year, gene therapy finds a place in medicine

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11,435 total views, 2 views today By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer After decades…

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Failed space launches haunt Russia; Kremlin eyes probe

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4,077 total views, 6 views today By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s…

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