Pick of the Litter

Dear Readers, My colleague Dr. Tassone has a very interesting ongoing case that I’d like to share with you since I have a special interest in endocrinology and don’t get to see a case like this too often. Last week, she was presented with a 3-year-old Labrador retriever with a complaint of increased thirst and…

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Church Corner from 4-10-14

Holy Week Services Planned at Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ. Palm Sunday worship at Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn, will begin with a children’s palm processional at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. All children should be present by 9:15 a.m. Pilgrim Faith will observe Maundy Thursday with a Seder supper at…

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There’s a new way to whiten teeth

Also, know the benefits of green tea Q: I’ve heard so much about oil pulling online lately, that it’s great for whitening teeth and detoxing the body, even that it helps with headaches and skin conditions. I wondered if you’d heard of it and what you thought. A: Oil pulling has become very popular on…

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Pick of the Litter

Dear Dr. Fleming, I am a senior in high school and think I’d like to be a vet someday. My research shows that most of the students in vet school now are girls. Why is that? Mark, Palos Park Submitted photo. Tiffany helps restrain Sgt. Serratore’s police dog, ICE, while Dawn draws a blood sample.Dear…

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Benefits & Fundraisers from 3-27-14

Johnson-Phelps VFW Post 5220, will be having a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at the post home, 9514 S. 52nd. Ave., Oak Lawn. For more information, call 423-5220. Because of the severe winter weather, there is a critical need for blood donors. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. To register, call…

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America’s Beauty Show marries the beautiful and the so bizarre

Photo courtesy of Darja Väärsi. Dana Jacobsen and Caroline Foreman backstage while modeling for Wella Professionals.The annual trade show event, America’s Beauty Show, brought Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center to life with hundreds of salon professionals showcasing their products and services March 22-24. Some 86 exhibitors came to America’s Beauty show for the first time…

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Astros exceed $20,000 again for St. Baldrick’s

Submitted photo. Shepard High School students and staff members shaved their heads and raised more than $21,000, a new record, for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. St. Baldrick’s has raised well over $100 million for pediatric cancer research in 14 years. “Hi, my name is Jasmine Taylor. I am a sophomore here at Shepard. I know…

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Pick of the Litter

Dear Dr. Fleming, Every year in the springtime I have to put my 7-year old Yorkie on prednisone for about three months for itching. I tried Atopica® but it didn’t work as well. By midsummer his allergies are gone and I can stop the prednisone. Have you heard of a new drug called Applegel that…

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Dog of the Week

This is Jeffie. He is a sweet, easy going gentleman of 8 years of Labrador/Shepherd descent. He loves playing ball and playing with the other dogs in the neighborhood. Even though he was born the runt of the litter, he has grown to be the “leader of the pack”. He lives with his family, the…

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Church Corner from 3-20-14

The St. Gerald Mother’s Club is expecting between 60 and 80 vendors to appear at their annual spring craft show, which is taking place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the school, 9310 S. 55th Court, Oak Lawn. Entrance to the show is through door number 5 at Southwest Highway and…

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