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Trine Tsouderos

Trine Tsouderos is a reporter for the Chicago Tribune.
Trine Tsouderos is a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. « Show less

Top Trine Tsouderos Articles

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  • Illinois medical board files complaint against star autism doctor

    Illinois medical board files complaint against star autism doctor
    Dr. Anjum Usman, of Naperville, has been a star in the world of alternative treatments for autism for years, but now she's facing professional discipline for her approach to the frustrating disorder. In prescribing chelation, a hormone modulator and...
  • Past Trib Nation coverage of XMRV and CRS

    Past Trib Nation coverage of XMRV and CRS
    Our March 17, 2011, story about XMRV, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and how they likely aren't linked in the way many CFS sufferers had hoped, offers a cautionary tale about putting too much stake in a single scientific paper. Every week, many medical...
  • 2010 Trib Nation live chat on XMRV and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    REPOSTED FROM 2010: The subject presents a uniquely 21st century scenario, in which a single scientific paper drops and researchers and the disease community react in very different ways. Scientists see the paper as an invitation to question –...
  • Vivid impressions of Russian culture in 'Encyclopedia of a Life in Russia'

    Cuban author José Manuel Prieto's playful and fascinating book, “Encyclopedia of a Life in Russia,” is, according to Prieto's narrator, an encyclopedia-style guide to a book the narrator is planning to write about a man named Thelonious Monk...
  • Doctor who treated chronic Lyme disease indicted

    A physician featured in a Tribune story about the dubious diagnosis and risky treatment of chronic Lyme disease has been indicted on federal charges of health care fraud and filing false tax returns, according to court records. Dr. Carol Ann Ryser, who...
  • Memory lane on Trib Nation

    Memory lane on Trib Nation
    As I was looking for a long-ago Trib Nation post that explained our approach to releasing information to put readers in touch with sympathetic story subjects, I found a trove of interesting articles past. There were eighty-eight pages of our blog, at...
  • FDA warns about treatments for autism, heart disease

    FDA warns about treatments for autism, heart disease
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to seven companies and one nutritionist who sell chemicals called chelators to treat autism, cardiovascular diseases and other conditions, informing them they are violating federal law. "These...
  • Questioning Dr. Oz

    Dr. Mehmet Oz is known as "America's Doctor," and it's not much of a stretch. Though he is a medical specialist -- an acclaimed cardiac surgeon -- Oz offers health information on just about any topic, from diet to child care to sex, through a...
  • Tracking hospital infections

    Ten years ago, Dr. Bob Chase would have laughed if someone had told him common infections could be eliminated in hospitals' intensive care units. "I would have said that's ridiculous, not possible," he said. "As a physician, I was trained to believe...
  • Autism therapies can get undeserved credit

    Sara DiFucci says she vividly remembers the day a pediatrician said her daughter, then a preschooler, could wind up in a group home later in life. She was devastated. "I thought my daughter was going to get married and go to college," DiFucci said. "That...
  • OSR#1 to Come Off Shelves

    OSR#1 to Come Off Shelves
    Pharmacies are halting sales of OSR#1, a compound marketed as a dietary supplement to parents of children with autism, six weeks after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration called the product an unapproved new drug. Several pharmacists told the Chicago...