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Catching up to Santa Claus for an interview can be a challenge, especially now when he’s busy getting ready for the holidays.
One woman's sadness over two losses threatened to cast a pall over the holiday season - until she came up with a radical idea that her family embraced.
Snow crunches underfoot and every breath is a bite from the cold, crisp apple of air.
You've kept your outdoor plants going through pleasant to hot and dry weather, but with days and nights getting downright chilly, you're thinking about moving some of them indoors.
The art of robotics: Technology advancements help surgeons to be more precise and patients to heal quicker
Is it a science fiction movie? It looks like the future, a robot operating on a human being with movements so precise they rival a surgeon's.
Barai likens treating a chronic cancer to treating diabetes or high blood pressure: The condition exists but is controlled as much as possible with medication.
Geriatrics. Palliative care. Hospice. For many people, each term denotes helplessness and hopelessness. But those are the very things healthcare workers and volunteers are dedicated to helping people avoid.
When Angela Moore held a 2-month-old baby at Nazareth Home in 1997, she was simply doing what she’d always done: volunteering where help was needed. As a young, single woman just finishing grad school, “I had no intention of adopting. But his eyes seemed to tell me, ‘Okay, what are you going…
4-H, now in its 111th year, teaches its young members a wide variety of skills, including arts, crafts, aerospace, music, life skills and more. But agriculture remains at the core of its original purpose.
Once a week, members of the Interact Club ignore the final bell and head instead for Clark's classroom to plan food drives, charity events for Relay for Life and March of Dimes.
Just in time for a fall refurbishing, Indiana Furniture, a local member of Furniture First National Buying Cooperative, is participating in the group’s first National Furniture Sale, on now through Sunday, Sept. 29.
An audience hushes as the lights dim. Suddenly footlights blaze and a musical blooms like a brilliant flower onstage.
It’s been a summer of fun, with pastels and poppy-bright accents, cool, sheer fabrics, and all things sunny. But “As the summer draws to a close, furniture has suffered the consequences, and suddenly our thoughts turn to fall,” said Dee Dee Duhn, owner of Customs Imports in New Buffalo, Mich…
Another good deck flower is the moonflower, which opens as you watch at twilight, with an ethereal, 4-inch bloom.
Red impatiens, coleus and a little silver spike create a bright display for shady or low-sun areas.
Lots of plants are possible in a small space when they're stacked on a small bench, crate and inverted pot.
An old tea cart holds herbs and flowers; just beyond, a table keeps green beans at waist height.
Create a pretty entrance with layering, using a chair for petunias and moss roses below, and morning glories climbing up the fence.
Confess: On the way home you look with a certain envy at your neighbor’s lush garden. Waving foliage and riotous blooms would do much for your workaday soul.
“I knew I was in trouble when my 95-year-old patient suddenly got up to get a fan for me—I was sweating that much,” recalls Joanne Cubberly of Chesterton, a physical therapist for an area home health care agency. “That pushed me over the edge (to seek hormone therapy).
Osteoporosis can effect anyone, but it is never so common as in women and the elderly. According to Dr. Maria Stamp, Professional Physicians Services, an affiliate of Porter Regional Hospital, “Women have a drastic change in hormones in menopause; that’s why we see more osteoporosis in women.”
A lunch box, couple of pencils, small box of crayons and a little tub of paste with a brush in the cap. There. All set for school, right?
Before the school year even starts, buses and drivers are put through their paces.
It’s been eight years since graphics artist Kay Hartmann won a battle with breast cancer. Today, at 61, she is healthy and grateful. But she is not satisfied.
It takes only a few minutes’ conversation with the retiring superintendent of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to realize that this is a man who has taken others’ play seriously. Costa Dillon speaks quietly but urgently about the treasures of the park and his efforts to keep them from be…
From the first step inside this home, you can feel the energy - a vibrancy reflecting the couple who live here. Their renovation of this "fixer-upper" in Michiana Shores, Ind., was clearly driven by fearless imagination.
Bonnie Koloc came to the Windy City with a handful of songs, hope ... and a soprano voice smooth as warm honey.
From the first step inside this home, you can feel the energy – a vibrancy reflecting the couple who live here. Their renovation of this “fixer-upper” in Michiana Shores, Ind., was clearly driven by fearless imagination.
The spine is one of the hardest-working components of your body, yet not many people pay attention to their spine's health. Dr. Howard Robinson at Ingalls Health System in Harvey, Ill.
If days are dull and nights are too long, if not much seems to matter, the problem may be the lack of an essential process in the body-and the answer may be acupuncture.
You lean into towards the mirror, and there they are – fine lines, a few wrinkles, some dry skin. You figure it’s time to buy anti-aging cream.
Deciding where to live is challenging for an adult-let alone a little girl. But when two kids vacationed with their families along the Lake Michigan shore for years, they both loved it.
It was just over an acre of rolling land dotted with trees-the perfect site to break ground for their 5,000-square-foot house
When Alene Valkanas and James McComb discovered footprints from the past on their property, they felt compelled to follow them.
An amorous couple pitches woo in a love seat built for two, a perfect little sitting place for exchanging expressions of devotion. But was the love seat designed for such tender pursuits?
Maybe that wasn't indigestion. And really, should carrying a sack of groceries up a few stairs be so fatiguing?
Maybe that wasn’t indigestion. And really, should carrying a sack of groceries up a few stairs be so fatiguing?
Success stories for patients are among the most rewarding stories of all, for both the patient and the doctor.
We connected with a few people who were willing to share stories of their special ornaments, from comic to heart-warming.
Seven years ago at age 53, graphic artist Kay Hartmann battled breast cancer and won—but her research about the disease has left her with troubling questions. Now the associate professor in art and design at Chicago’s Columbia College has poured her frustration into a collection of graphic d…
Just one step into the huge foyer, with its polished travertine marble flooring and dramatic, floating staircase, is enough to convince anyone that the rest of Irene and Erik Fiskars' home is memorable. The St. Joseph, Michigan, mansion is 11,000 square feet on three levels, with an open fou…
Some 1,800 paper patterns, many yellowed with age, hang in neat rows on a long wall. This is the factory for Lampshades by Delores, and each pattern is for one-half of a lampshade, the size of the shade penciled onto the pattern. Incredibly, Delores Lewis herself designed each shade and made…
The first worrisome numbness began on a Wednesday; by Saturday, Sherman Lute needed a walker to get around. His battle with a formidable foe had begun.
Women getting mammograms at IU Health LaPorte Hospital are receiving services that go above and beyond ordinary accreditation, according to Dr. Smari Thordarson, a radiologist at the hospital.
She was on vacation, and anyway, it was just a bit of pale pink in her urine. It went away. But when it showed up again a year later, it was much more than just a bit of pink.
Journaling—is it just another word for a diary?
When Megan Pugh was called in to see her boss in May, the registered nurse at IU Health LaPorte VNA Services thought it was for a meeting. But VNA administrator Virginia Davis had something entirely different in mind. Megan walked into a reception in her honor, greeted by nearly 25 other nur…
In brilliant blues, bright yellows and deep greens, the glass sculptures will seem to grow from the natural foliage in which they’ll be exhibited. Some mimic the flora; some resemble strange sea creatures, tall, tubular and gently swaying.
Next time you hand that old cell phone to your young child to play with, better think again. Cell phones, watches, TV remote controls—all can have button batteries. Kids can get at them and swallow them, with serious consequences.
If the architectural and interior design pieces of Jim and Judy Bibbings’ house were puzzle pieces, fitting them together might be perplexing. But at their Benton Harbor, Michigan, home, the pieces do fit together, and beautifully.
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