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  • Pregnant women to get better information from drug labels Dec 20, 2014 7:00 AM
    Pregnant and worried about your medication? The Food and Drug Administration is revamping confusing labels on prescription drugs to make it easier to understand which are safe to use.

  • On the road: Don’t miss NYE Cheese Drop in Wis. Dec 20, 2014 6:30 AM
    Only in Wisconsin would the citizenry revel in a New Year’s Eve Cheese Drop. Join the folks in the Plymouth Arts Center, which will be open for a casual evening of live musical entertainment, food, socializing and the nationally acclaimed Big Cheese Drop at midnight. Closer to home, the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center presents its first New Year’s Eve Family Bash.

  • No room for a Christmas tree? Embrace the unexpected Dec 20, 2014 6:30 AM
    When traditional Christmas decor is out of the question (in other words, if your apartment hardly holds your luggage, let alone a Colorado blue spruce), designers and retailers say there’s no reason to feel bound to the classics. Instead, try embracing kitschy decor in the interest of keeping things festive, personal and fun.

  • Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range Dec 20, 2014 7:00 AM
    There are several fitness trackers to choose from, varying in what they measure and how easy they are to use. Here are five, ranked from budget to sophisticated, to give you a sense of the range available. By no means are these the only good offerings out there.

  • Believe Project: $100 to help a boy who lost a leg in train accident Dec 20, 2014 7:31 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Barbara Lightner of Arlington Heights, who wants to help an 11-year-old boy who lost his leg in a train accident.

  • Need a last-minute fitness gift idea? Dec 20, 2014 11:07 AM
    If you're looking for any last minute gift ideas, don't forget the gift of fitness. Here are some great ideas for the fitness inclined, or as a hint for anyone you'd like to see become more active.

  • Volunteer’s cookies fetch $75,000 for Boys & Girls Club of Dundee Twp. Dec 20, 2014 7:25 AM
    A batch of 500 cookies were auctioned off at a stunning $75,000 to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township. “They are that good,” said Tom Roeser of Otto Engineering, who made the winning bid. But anyone who knows Roeser also knows it’s all about the businessman’s commitment to the betterment of local youth, says baker Barbara Ferguson. “It’s just wonderful what he did,” she said.

  • Obama bets benefits will convince Congress to lift Cuba embargo Dec 20, 2014 10:06 AM
    U.S. companies will be allowed to export agricultural commodities, construction supplies and telecommunications equipment, and financial institutions can open accounts at local banks. Exports will be limited mainly to Cuba's emerging private sector.

  • Editorial: Believe Project shows generosity is contagious Dec 19, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says that the number and types of applicants who want to help others through the Believe Project is inspiring.

  • Fine Line art center offers day to explore classes Dec 19, 2014 10:39 AM
    If you need a change of pace after the holidays, give yourself the gift of a fun day trying out a variety of art classes at the annual Exploration Day on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles.

  • Shriners, University of Illinois sign agreement Dec 19, 2014 6:34 AM
    The Chicago Shriners Hospital and the University of Illinois health system have signed an affiliation agreement.

  • FDA approves AbbVie combo hepatitis C treatment Dec 19, 2014 5:47 PM
    It’s among several new pill-only hepatitis C treatments that are big improvements over earlier treatments that are less effective, require injections and cause flu-like side effects. About 3.2 million Americans are infected with hepatitis C, which generally doesn’t cause noticeable symptoms until the liver is damaged.

  • Mundelein High School drops national lunch program starting Feb. 1 Dec 19, 2014 3:49 PM
    Mundelein High School is dropping out of a federal school lunch program. The move should give students more food options, but it will eliminate federal subsidies.

  • Deadlines shopping procrastinators need to know Dec 19, 2014 6:13 AM
    The holiday season is in full swing: You’ve trimmed the tree, gorged on gingerbread cookies at the office party and cozied up on the couch to watch “A Christmas Story.” But if you’re like many shoppers, you still haven’t finished buying your Christmas gifts. Here’s a procrastinator’s guide to making sure Santa’s sleigh is brimming with packages by Christmas Eve.

  • Edward Hospital’s nurses awarded top ‘magnet’ status Dec 19, 2014 4:19 PM
    The 1,200 nurses at Edward Hospital in Naperville got some big news Friday. Their hospital received magnet status for the third time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center — a major honor in the nursing world, said Patti Ludwig-Beymer, vice president and chief nursing officer. “To be magnet once is exciting, twice is quite an honor and three times — it’s beyond our wildest dreams,” Ludwig-Beymer said.

  • Decades later, Anchor has kept its Christmas secret Dec 19, 2014 6:01 AM
    Christmas beer? Before 1975, that phrase didn't mean much. That changed 39 winters ago, when Fritz Maytag decided to give his customers a special beer instead of a card. Maytag, then the owner of Anchor Brewing in San Francisco, introduced the first version of Our Special Ale (a.k.a. Anchor Christmas Ale): a hoppy pale ale.

  • 5 free things to see and do in Brussels, Belgium Dec 19, 2014 6:01 AM
    The city of Brussels, which the famous Belgian cartoon character Tintin roamed as an intrepid reporter, has plenty on offer for any inquisitive mind. And the Belgian capital is making it easier for tourists. It is planning to make more of its center a no-go area for cars, opening up more medieval and 19th-century streets for carefree strolling and biking. Enough of the city’s attractions are free to fill the best part of two vacation days.

  • Even brief exposure to animals may be good for you Dec 19, 2014 6:00 AM
    Pets were once considered a leisure interest, one best kept at home. But there’s a growing recognition that in addition to companionship, animals may offer humans a tangible health boost.

  • To see, yet not to be seen Dec 19, 2014 6:00 AM
    Q. We loved the picture window in the master bath of our new house — that’s one reason we bought it. We now realize our neighbors can look right in. We hate to give up the view from the tub, but what to do about that big window?

  • Laptop with 2,800 Northwestern Memorial patients’ records stolen Dec 19, 2014 10:46 PM
    Northwestern Memorial Healthcare issued a notice Friday about a possible security breach after a laptop with patients’ records was stolen.

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