| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:41 PM
For Charlene Tilton, best known for her long career on “Dallas,” the popular series from the 1970s and 1980s, life has been a series of struggles. But God and acting have been her safe havens, she said Thursday morning at the 51st Annual...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 1:04 PM
WETHERSFIELD — For 30 years, this health-care quality improvement company has faced next to no competition.
Qualidigm, founded in 1983, heavily depends on government contracts, and most of its work is collaborating with nursing homes, hospitals,...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Peter Lanza, the father of the man who killed 20 children and six educators in an elementary school in Connecticut, wishes his son, Adam, had never been born because the massacre was an act that “couldn't get any more evil.”
In a series of...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 4:18 PM
MEXICO CITY — One of the best-known leaders of Mexico’s vigilante “self-defense” movement has been arrested on suspicion of participating in a double homicide, raising new doubts about the federal government’s strategy of...
| Mar 12, 2014
Re "A new look at Laura's Law," March 10
Allowing court-ordered Laura's Law treatment for adults with severe mental illnesses can help everyone if done correctly.
The most important part of the article states that people suffering from debilitating...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:43 PM
NEW YORK — Fifteen years ago, a handful of poorly constructed, clearly biased studies purported to show that prayer was a legitimate medical tool. Americans fell for it, and we still haven't learned our lesson. It's hard to resist something we...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:40 PM
A child born to a father 45 or older is three and a half times more likely to be diagnosed with autism, more than 13 times more likely to have attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and almost 25 times more likely to suffer from bipolar...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 8:50 PM
The Los Angeles Police Commission is poised to adopt a major shift in the way it judges police shootings, tying an officer's decision to pull the trigger to his actions in the moments leading up to the incident.
The rule change, which will be taken up...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:42 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I have brain fog, attention deficit and a general feeling of disconnection to the world. I take the drugs Provigil, Zoloft and clonazepam. I also take vitamins, but nothing helps. I see a psychiatrist who says I'm just depressed from my...
| Jan 23, 2014
Re "Smoking's global grip," Opinion, Jan. 21
Thomas J. Bollyky writes the following:
"Step by step, the government cracked down on tobacco. Warning labels were added to cigarette packages (1965), cigarette advertising was banned on television and...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 9:23 PM
The question was simple: What are some names we call people with mental illness?
The cops in the classroom laughed nervously before answering: nut job, bananas, schizo, psycho, cuckoo, wacko, whackadoodle, Signal 20, crazy, loco, insane, batty,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 9:28 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — More than four years after a 52-year-old psychiatric patient was left with a broken neck for five hours on the floor of her room at Metropolitan State Hospital, the physician responsible for her care has agreed to give up his...