September 2019

Pain, relief, addiction, repeat

Growing up in Hamilton, Ill., Jerome Lee just wanted to play basketball. A three-sport athlete, his future was as open for him as an undefended layup. Then, between seventh and eighth grade, he broke his ankle. It was the first of several injuries. It was the first time he was prescribed painkillers. Lee didn’t want […]


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Pain, relief, addiction, repeat

Growing up in Hamilton, Ill., Jerome Lee just wanted to play basketball. A three-sport athlete, his future was as open for him as an undefended layup. Then, between seventh and eighth grade, he broke his ankle. It was the first of several injuries. It was the first time he was prescribed painkillers. Lee didn’t want […]

What’s new with electric vehicles?

Electric vehicles (EVs) are on the rise in the United States, and they’re providing a new driving experience for many Americans. The benefits are clear from the expansion of the EV market, including less air pollution in congested areas, less carbon emissions, decreased maintenance costs and less oil consumption. EV sales have climbed in the […]

Making a difference for monarchs

Three to four generations of monarch butterflies migrated to their summer ranges last spring. Now, a single generation will return to their wintering grounds only to begin the first leg of the 2020 migration early next year. “We call them the super generation,” says Mara Koenig of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “They live […]