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Midlife Learning Disabled May. 18, 2019

Katiedid Langrock

"Did you really just fall out of your chair? In the middle of class? For no reason?" my brother aske... Read More

Eke! Cigs May. 15, 2019

Wellnews

Electronic cigarettes contain a number of chemicals known to be harmful, most notably nicotine, heav... Read More

Tweeter-Totter May. 01, 2019

Wellnews

A nationwide survey of 600,000 people found an uptick in the number of teens and young adults experi... Read More

Again: Vaccines Don't Cause Autism Apr. 24, 2019

Wellnews

Another major study, this one involving more than 650,000 Danish children, has found no link between... Read More

Being a Great Caregiver Apr. 17, 2019

Wellnews

Caring for a spouse with a serious chronic illness often places incredible strain upon a relationshi... Read More

Alone Time Apr. 10, 2019

Wellnews

If you're reading this, you're not alone, but you may be lonely. A national poll asked adults 50 to ... Read More

'Glide Path' Lands Smoothly on Political Runway Mar. 27, 2019

The Word Guy

On "PBS NewsHour" last month, South Bend, Indiana, mayor and likely presidential candidate Pete Butt... Read More

Paste Not Mar. 27, 2019

Wellnews

The Centers for Disease Control estimates nearly 40 percent of U.S. kids ages 3 to 6 are spreading t... Read More

Hedgehog Hygiene Hitch Mar. 06, 2019

Wellnews

The CDC is warning the public to be careful about playing with pet hedgehogs. A salmonella outbreak ... Read More

Food for Naught Feb. 27, 2019

Wellnews

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. After all, it's when you literally break... Read More

Car Giving and Taking Away Feb. 20, 2019

Wellnews

At some point, almost everybody becomes too old to drive — safely. But deciding when is often ... Read More

This Quiz Leaves No Room for Error Feb. 13, 2019

The Word Guy

"Roominate" on the choices posed by this usage quiz as it races from the classroom to the emergency ... Read More

Extra Credit Feb. 13, 2019

Wellnews

Researchers at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands wanted to better understand the p... Read More

Short Takes on Weird News of the Week Feb. 06, 2019

Daily Editorials

Maligning the Melting Pot Veteran newscaster Tom Brokaw's comments about Hispanic Americans weren't ... Read More

Medicine Goes to the Dogs, Precisely Feb. 06, 2019

Wellnews

Precision or personalized medicine is the mantra these days. It's the idea that medical science can ... Read More

Nothing to Sneeze At Jan. 30, 2019

Wellnews

Millions of people think they have a food allergy, and millions of people actually do — but ma... Read More

Don't Be Judgy about 'Backflash' Jan. 23, 2019

The Word Guy

Some random dispatches from the Word Front, including one from the War Front: Flashback to "Backflas... Read More

Clean Up Before Listening Up Jan. 23, 2019

Wellnews

Next time you see a doctor and watch him wash his hands before the exam, maybe ask if he'll give his... Read More

Short Takes on Blindfold Challenges and Blinder Bigotry Jan. 21, 2019

Daily Editorials

The Darwin Challenge In the Netflix film "Bird Box," a mysterious force overtakes Earth, causing mas... Read More

Illiteracy in the Old Jan. 16, 2019

Wellnews

Roughly 90 percent of Americans age 65 and older use prescription drugs, with an average 20 prescrip... Read More