| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:21 PM
The brains of adults who have elderly parents diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease betray troubling hallmarks of the same disease even in middle age, when the memory and mental skills of these grown children are still perfectly normal, a new study finds....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Like many aspects of pregnancy and childbirth, the debate over whether to send a healthy newborn baby to the hospital nursery at night raises strong emotions. Below, two mothers respond to Sunday’s story, "Is end of the hospital nursery on the...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease were able to care for themselves longer and needed less help performing everyday chores when they took a daily capsule containing 2,000 IUs of alpha tocopherol, or vitamin E, a study has found.
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:09 PM
It’s not enough for people to get regular moderate exercise as they age. Researchers say it’s also important not to spend the rest your time sitting too much.
In fact, for every hour of sedentary behavior, the odds were 46% greater that...
| Jan 19, 2014
Smell and taste researcher Dr. Alan Hirsch has long argued that certain aromas can help people lose weight, improve athletic performance or increase sexual arousal. One of his studies found that the smell of buttered popcorn or strawberries helps...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday named former federal prosecutors, FBI agents and judges to a seven-member panel to review objections raised by law enforcement to people who apply to carry a concealed firearm under the state’s new law.
The move is the...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:10 PM
Illinois' youth prison system is violating the constitutional rights of inmates by failing to provide adequate mental health care and education and by unnecessarily keeping youths in solitary confinement, three court-appointed experts found this week....
| Feb 23, 2014
Pallbearers at the funeral for the Rev. Howard A. Tuite were mostly friends he had ministered to over the course of five decades — some poor and some homeless — on the city's South Side.
"To see who his pallbearers were, the very people...
| Mar 11, 2014
Dr. Maynard Cohen spent 30 years in the Department of Neurological Sciences at what is now Rush University Medical Center, conducting research and treating patients while also teaching as a professor and through the American Academy of Neurology....
| Mar 21, 2014
| 7:20 PM
A former Oak Park doctor pleaded guilty to federal drug charges Friday, roughly three years after suburban authorities arrested him for attempting to trade prescription drugs for sex with an undercover police officer.
Joshua Baron, 40, a former pediatric...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:23 PM
For Sharon Hart, the third day after her chemotherapy treatment for acute myeloid leukemia is always the hardest. That’s when she feels weak and sometimes discouraged.
“The blood levels are depleted and I get tired and sick to my stomach,&...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 2:05 PM
A 35-year-old Indiana man was killed when someone fired into a South Side home after a party late Saturday night, police said.
The man, from Gary, had been attending a party in the 2000 block of West 67th Street in the West Englewood neighborhood when a...