| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:24 AM
The five stages of grief are explored with puppets — finger puppets, hand puppets, body puppets — in “Odyssey in the Land of Shadows.”
“I think the visual part of it has enough beauty to make the topic … “...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Boredom is a lot more interesting than scientists had thought.
A new study of students in Germany reveals that there are five distinct types of boredom. That’s one more than researchers had expected.
What’s more, the newly discovered...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 3:00 AM
I recently ended a relationship that lasted a year and five months. While I loved this woman, for much of the relationship she was, to varying degrees, depressed. I tried to be as helpful and patient as possible with the hope and expectation that she...
| Nov 28, 2013
Depression is alarmingly common in older Americans. It's highly treatable, but a number of obstacles, led by a nagging generational stigma surrounding mental health, often stand in the way of proper care.
About 20 percent of people ages 55 and older...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:42 AM
You enter the old building at 629 W. Cermak Road by means of a glass door on South Ford Avenue to the west, one of the shortest byways in the city. Just to the east the Chicago River flows, and, looking south, cars rumble on the Dan Ryan Expressway,...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Clinical depression is now the second-leading cause of global disability, according to new research, with the highest rates of incidence affecting working-age adults and women more than men.
In a paper published Tuesday in the journal Plos Medicine,...
| Oct 28, 2013
They found each other in a sea of pink — two Connecticut men, made brothers by their shared experience. Now they're fighting back against the disease that brought them together and some of the ignorance about it.
Bill Becker was diagnosed with...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:34 PM
A 20-year-old woman in Taiwan has achieved the dubious distinction of being the first patient known to have been sickened by a strain of bird flu known as H6N1.
The woman, who became ill in May, appears to have made a full recovery, according to a...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Officials at Harvard conducted a 12-year study on 43,000 women and found higher rates of depression in those consumed more pasta and other refined grains, according to Newser.
The study found that women who cosumed more soda, red meat and refined grains...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's sad enough that at least 115,000 Syrians have been killed since the nation's civil war began, but the World Health Organization reports that 575,000 others have been injured - a number the organization expects to climb by 30 percent within the next...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: Mac, my husband, lost his job of 27 years when his company was acquired by another and he didn't make the cut. He's like a zombie going through the motions of looking for new employment. I'm no shrink, but a sense of rejection seems to be...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:32 PM
A lot of people pay for intimacy, and I don't mean solely for sex. I pay for the luxury of physical contact. I don't hire a gigolo or a male escort. I visit a masseuse.
You see, I'm a caregiver. I'm trying to cope with the stress, sadness, guilt and...