| Oct 10, 2012
| 4:53 PM
Almost four years after her husband's death from Parkinson's disease, former Sacramento County, Calif., supervisor Sandra Smoley has reinvented her life.
She rented out the Fair Oaks home where she lived with her late husband, architect Walter Rohrer,...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 3:51 PM
Decriminalizing pot and opening the door to medical marijuana seems like the right thing. We've wasted millions of taxpayer dollars in a futile effort to block use of something that seems less harmful than alcohol.
I'm sure of it, just like I can't think...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 11:09 AM
A Skagit County judge issued a ruling Thursday that convicted killer Isaac Zamora will remain a patient at Western State Hospital and will not be transferred to a state prison.
On Sept. 2, 2008, Zamora went on a shooting spree, killing six people,...
| Jul 11, 2012
What do Andy Warhol, Howard Hughes and Woody Allen have in common with Chicago drive-time disc jockey Roe Conn?
They all are — or were — hypochondriacs. But they're not alone. Due to our increased access to medical information, we are...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 9:20 AM
David & Lisa
Friday, July 6th at 7:30pm, the Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society "Lost and Found Film Series"
Best-known as astronaut David Bowman, the man who talked to HAL, the ship's computer that sabotaged the mission to Jupiter in Stanley Kubrick'...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 11:40 AM
A small subset of suicide attempts may be linked to an infection that starts in the litter box. A new study suggests an association between Toxoplasma gondii and suicide attempts among women.
Interesting finding, to be sure, but how does one even...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 3:19 PM
Despite laws designed to protect them, clinicians and consumers are still facing an uphill battle in Connecticut when it comes to getting coverage for necessary mental health treatment and services.
This month marks the fourth anniversary of the...
| Jul 11, 2012
Premature birth appears to be related to hospitalizations for a range of psychiatric illnesses as the child becomes an adult, including depression and bipolar disorder, a recent study found.
The study, which was published in the June issue of Archives of...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Some literary awards are like Christmas presents. They simply appear under the tree. We're all thrilled by the surprise — or in the case of the 2012 Pulitzer for fiction, not so thrilled by the missing present. The Man Booker Prize — for books...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 6:00 AM
A woman enters unlocked homes, looking in mirrors combing what she thinks are silk worms coming from her head. A man is holed up in a room full of guns as he fights voices in his head that are telling him to kill himself.
Prior to the establishment of a...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 5:45 PM
"Kill yourself! You're worthless! Why are you still here?"
The voices in Denise Baynham's head are ceaseless and demanding.
For three decades the 54-year-old has struggled with schizophrenia. The chronic mental illness twists how people think, feel...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 6:33 PM
Attorneys releasing confidential Boy Scouts files on alleged child molestation are calling upon Congress to audit whether the group's youth protections are working.
The effort to seek a congressional inquiry came Thursday as the attorneys released more...