| Jan 13, 2014
Sam Berns, a spunky teenager who was proud to call himself a "band geek" and was at the heart of a 2013 documentary about a genetic condition that accelerates aging, has died. He was 17.
Berns, a Massachusetts high school junior and Eagle Scout who...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:32 PM
There's a girl I started seeing a few weeks ago and so far, so good—except for one small thing: She texts me all the time. At first it was cute, but now I find it's interrupting my daily flow and work. I should also say that I rarely text, except to...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 76 years old, and over the last year it's been getting harder to do everyday tasks. Even getting out of a chair is sometimes difficult, and I can tell I'm much weaker than I used to be. Is this a normal part of aging, or should I...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:12 PM
Composer John Tavener, whose works ranged from angry, dissonant cantatas to achingly beautiful choral works sung around the world during holidays, died Tuesday at his home in Child Okeford in southern England, according to his publisher, Chester Music....
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:13 PM
It is a genetic condition, passed to children through their mother, in which a person loses his or her central vision but not peripheral vision. It does not result in complete vision loss.
An estimated 4,000 people in the United States suffer from...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Attired in orange shorts with black trim, an Oviedo cross-country tank top and a pink headband, Garrett Haywood blends in with other runners during a recent meet at Trinity Prep.
Haywood is different, though. Not because he is the fastest or the one...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Students at Century Junior High School have raised more than $2,000 to help youths with Down syndrome, part of an 11-school campaign that collected more than $8,000..
The cause, Down in the Southland, a Tinley Park-based non-profit that offers...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Sunny, out-of-the-way Languedoc is an intoxicating part of the world. Stretching from the Mediterranean to the Pyrenees in southwest France, it shares a balmy climate, winter wind, grapevines, and the sea with Provence, its better-known neighbor. But to...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Albert Einstein had a colossal corpus callosum. And when it comes to this particular piece of neural real estate, it's pretty clear that size matters.
Chances are, that brawny bundle of white matter cleaving the Swiss physicist's brain from front to...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:30 AM
NEW YORK CITY -- It's been called "one health" or comparative medicine, and now "zoobiquity" is the in-vogue term used to describe the intersection where human and animal medicine meet.
Here's an example: Lyme disease affects dogs and people, but...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Q: I have to get up three or four times a night to urinate. My doctor tells me that it is a benign prostate problem, but there is nothing benign about it because I often have a hard time getting back to sleep.
I was prescribed terazosin, but it has...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 8:51 PM
Augusto Odone was a charismatic Italian economist whose job with the World Bank afforded a cosmopolitan lifestyle. But the important work he performed for impoverished countries paled by comparison to the job that began to consume him in 1984: saving...