| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:17 PM
For college athletes who get through their sport's season concussion-free, new research suggests it may be too early to breathe a sigh of relief.
Following a season of grueling practices and hard-fought games, football and ice hockey players who had...
| Feb 10, 2014
Last October, in between arguments over the debt ceiling, the federal government somehow found time to send me an email. My student loan payment was 70 days past due, the message read, so the government had negatively reported me to each major credit...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Jim Newton is editor at large of the Los Angeles Times. He serves as a member of The Times' editorial board, advises on editorial matters and writes and edits for the editorial page and Op-Ed, including a weekly column examining the policy and politics of...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Super Bowl viewers might want to keep an eye on the helmets crashing together in Sunday’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. A new study says that the lids worn by opposing quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson, not to...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Robert Proctor doesn't think ignorance is bliss. He thinks that what you don't know can hurt you. And that there's more ignorance around than there used to be, and that its purveyors have gotten much better at filling our heads with nonsense.
| Feb 25, 2013
In the mid-1980s, the emerging AIDS epidemic was a high-profile target of vocal conservatives. Politicians and the religious right called for sweeping measures against those diagnosed with AIDS, including quarantine of patients, mandatory screening of...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 11:19 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among people who have a genetic susceptibility to colon cancer, those whose diets are heavy in junk food have an even higher risk, according to a new study.
"These patients have this very high risk because of this (genetic)...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: I have sent off many dozens of resumes responding to job ads and I haven't heard a peep back other than automated messages that my resume was received. You recently wrote about keywords (words employers use to identify skills, education,...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The depth and diversity of Chicago's literary community sits on my desk, in the form of many piles of books that have arrived with encouraging frequency. Here is what's in one of those piles:
The Taylor Street File of Red Cin by JoBe Cerny, Cerny/...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Ed Miller, who served as San Diego County district attorney for 24 years and, beginning in the scandal-ridden 1970s, was a major figure in reforming the city's political, business and law enforcement establishment, has died. He was 87.
| Dec 31, 2012
Cliff Osmond, 75, a character actor who was a regular presence in director Billy Wilder's comedies of the 1960s and '70s and appeared in dozens of TV series into the 1990s, died Dec. 22 of pancreatic cancer at his home in Pacific Palisades, said his...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Students and activists joined together Wednesday to file complaints against colleges and universities nationwide alleging that the schools have failed to follow federal laws, including those involving the reporting of sexual assault crimes and...