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Cochlear implants give the gift of hearing, but they’re not for everyone

posted: 07/20/2015 2:55 a.m. Discuss

For Ruthie Chaney it was a rhythmic "click, click, click, click" from a nearby clock. For Stacy Cockrell, it was "wah, wah, wah," which, thanks to stellar lip-reading skills, she was able to interpret as her mother's "I love you."

Symptom checkers not very accurate

posted: 07/20/2015 2:53 a.m. Discuss

Ever asked the Internet what your symptoms mean and gotten a response that seemed wacky or totally off base?

Doctors, nurses admit going to work when ill

posted: 07/20/2015 2:51 a.m. Discuss

A study of health-care workers in a children's hospital has found that 83 percent had come to work while sick at least once in the past year, even though almost all said they believed that working while ill can endanger patients.

Restless Reader

posted: 07/20/2015 2:48 a.m. Discuss

Has this newspaper section lost its mind? Preppers are antisocial Doomsday theorists who hide out in the hills, stockpiling dried beans and pouring their own bullets.

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Brace eases foot ills, then squeak flares up

posted: 07/20/2015 2:46 a.m. Discuss

I have a confession to make. Here goes. I have recently taken to staring at people's feet -- unashamedly.

OPPORTUNITIES: Insane Inflatable 5K a bouncy obstacle run

posted: 07/20/2015 2:44 a.m. Discuss

The latest in a veritable onslaught of themed obstacle races is making its Arkansas debut at North Little Rock's Burns Park on Saturday.

Slim Pickings

posted: 07/20/2015 2:42 a.m. Discuss

Stouffer's Fit Kitchen: The Monterey Chicken contains 400 calories and 12 fat, 46 carbohydrate, 5 fiber and 26 protein grams.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 07/20/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. Instead of fighting for peace, create a peaceful place inside you. People feel it and respond in kind. Next month, friends promote you in unexpected ways. You'll make money and help others to do the same in September.

Online diagnosis: A cautionary tale

posted: 07/20/2015 2:39 a.m. Discuss

Let's rewind to a sweltering summer day, the kind where ancient air conditioning decides to take its own vacation. Added bonus: My sweet 8-year-old had a rash -- an ugly one, crawling up her leg.

Training makes good posture a habit, protects back

posted: 07/20/2015 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Good posture is something that doesn't necessarily come naturally. Developing a postural position that's ergonomically safe and also socially appealing can seem like an overwhelming task.

Treadmill no easy, jump on it and run workout machine

posted: 07/20/2015 2:32 a.m. Discuss

It's a pretty straightforward piece of equipment and you've been walking and running for how many years now? How difficult can it be to try a treadmill for the first time?

Helpful Hints

posted: 07/20/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

"One of my greatest aggravations is, while browsing through a magazine in a waiting room, turning to a recipe or article, only to find it missing."

On Christianity

posted: 07/20/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: My cousin is getting older and has a lot of physical problems, but she refuses to go to a doctor because she says God will heal her if she just has enough faith. I'm concerned about her, but I don't know what to do. Is she right?

Dear Abby: Curious daughter discovers a bombshell in mom's diary

posted: 07/20/2015 2:01 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I recently found a notebook of my mom's. On the outside cover it said, "Disclaimer: Do Not Open Unless You're Me!" Being the curious soul that I am, I opened it despite the disclaimer.

Super Quiz: Alternate Animal Names

posted: 07/20/2015 1:36 a.m. Discuss

1. Wildebeest

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