| Jan 23, 2013
Baruch and Joyce Schur were out of options. They couldn't find anywhere for their physically and intellectually disabled 26-year-old son to live, at least nowhere that met their criteria or didn't have a yearslong waiting list.
The 55-year-old couple...
| Jan 27, 2013
The first time Erol Uner went to the emergency room recently, he knew something was seriously wrong because fluid retention had caused his legs to double in size. He was seen right away and wound up being hospitalized for two weeks for treatment of...
| Jan 9, 2013
Researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago have found that adults who occasionally went hungry during childhood had a slower rate of decline in their cognitive abilities as they aged than those who always had enough to eat as children.
| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:37 PM
The state agency charged with protecting patients in Illinois says it plans to lay off most of its medical regulators next week, a move officials say will drastically affect their ability to license and discipline physicians.
The Illinois Department of...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 4:41 AM
A 22-year-old man was killed and another man injured in separate shootings in the West Side's Lawndale neighborhood early this morning, authorities said.
About 12:50 a.m., the 22-year-old man was shot in the lower back while sitting inside a parked...
| Jan 2, 2013
What is it about the New Year that motivates us to take control of our health and our lives?
After all, every month, every Monday, every day presents us with a new opportunity to cultivate more prudent habits. But there's something about Jan. 1 —...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 12:54 AM
A 62-year-old man visiting Chicago from Korea and walking a dog on the West Side suffered a graze wound to the head in a shooting today, police said.
He is one of at least six people shot since midmorning Thursday in Chicago.
The man was walking...
| Jan 9, 2013
Lynda Powell is the chairperson of preventive medicine at Rush University Medical Center and the architect of its nearly 20-year-old menopause study that has been following a diverse group of women in Chicago's Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood.
| Jan 6, 2013
| 1:02 PM
An early morning shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway near Canalport Avenue left a 22-year-old man dead and another man injured, authorities said.
Both men were traveling northbound in a Nissan Sentra when shots rang out about 2:35 a.m., Trooper Ivan...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 10:25 AM
Fixing joint problems before they start, or at least before you feel the pain. By watching the way you walk, researchers can get a better look at what's going on inside the body.
First they strap on tiny electronic markers -- very precisely placed on the...
| Dec 12, 2012
When Madeline "Maddie" Dardanes was a varsity cheerleader at Barrington High School, she suffered a torn ligament in her knee during a routine — and tumbled into a growing statistic that is getting more attention from doctors and safety advocates,...
| Feb 6, 2013
A recent study has found that females who stop having their periods before age 46 had a higher incidence of heart disease and stroke.
Doctors have long suspected that women who undergo early menopause might be at an increased risk for those medical...