Health

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The moon is an essential part of our lives, being found in song, stories, science, history, mythology, and elsewhere.

ABCD

Much of the public effort surrounding breast cancer involves raising money for research and awareness. But for people who are diagnosed with the disease – and their families – the needs are often much more personal.

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York/GE Healthcare

Metal joint implants are wreaking havoc on the MRI images doctors use to determine treatment, but a new process improves picture quality.

Rosalie Winard

Temple Grandin's new book examines the progress made over decades to address the needs of autistic individuals.

Richard Wheeler

Actress Angelina Jolie announced yesterday that she’s had a preventive double mastectomy after learning that she carries a genetic mutation that puts her at high risk for developing breast cancer.

That announcement has, for many, rekindled a dilemma about how much information we want to know about our genome, and what do with that information once it’s in hand. 

Want to Fight Disease? Do Your Math Homework

May 9, 2013
Arizona State University

A common complaint among school kids who don't want to learn their math is that it's not important in the real world. While there is a lot of theory in math, a growing body of researchers are proving this notion wrong by applying math in some surprisingly relevant ways.

Wisconsin is now observing daylight savings time. Residents of most states lost an hour of sleep when time “sprang forward” over the weekend.

Fondy's Food Market

The Fondy Market at 22nd and Fond du Lac is one of the Near North Side’s success stories. There had been a farmer’s market in the area for decades, but about 10 years ago the market really took off in its present form, thanks in great part to Young Kim.

Argonne National Library

A lot has been written about the effort to attract more women and people of color to what's known as the "STEM" fields - science, technology, engineering, and math. Leaders in all of those fields have spoken of the need to have a future workforce that better reflects the demographics of this country. But where do we actually stand in attracting students to STEM education?

Secrets to Preventing Back and Neck Pain

Dec 4, 2012

Sit up straight. Don't slouch. Lift with your knees, not with your back.

We've all heard these tips to avoid wrenching our backs, but given the pervasiveness of chronic back pain among Americans, we clearly aren't following these instructions.

We learn how one woman's cells changed the course of medicine. Rebecca Skloot is the author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, published by Crown. She'll be the keynote speaker tomorrow at "An Evening to Promote Racial Justice," presented by the YWCA of Greater Milwaukee. Rebecca Skloot lives in Chicago, and spoke with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

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