| Nov 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
PARIS -- For a man who had taken a stunning electoral blow two weeks earlier, Barack Obama completed his Asian trip with an air of unperturbed leadership of the world -- whatever the Republicans at home thought about who was in charge of what now will...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:57 AM
Twelve people in Illinois are being monitored for potential Ebola exposure, officials said Monday as they called for additional steps to prepare for any possible outbreak — which included a proposal for a fund for health care workers exposed to...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 9:05 AM
As a child growing up on Chicago's South Side in the 1920s, I often heard from my wise mother that I should pay attention to our neighbor, Dr. Julian Dawson, a black physician who inspired deep respect in our community.
"You see, he looks like you,"...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 7:30 PM
A Chicago Latino advocacy organization is making a plea on behalf of a father of six who needs a new kidney and as part of a broader appeal for people, particularly Hispanics, to join a living donor program.
The League of United Latin American...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Revolutionary new drugs are curing hepatitis C, halting a disease that can corrode the liver to the point of cirrhosis, cancer and death. But state restrictions on who can get the costly drugs are keeping them out of reach for some of the poorest...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:43 PM
University of Chicago Medicine is pushing back plans to break ground on a nearly $67 million outpatient care facility in Orland Park until the spring, university and village officials said.
When the project, to be built at 143rd Street and La Grange...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Six people were killed and at least 12 others were wounded across the city since Friday evening, authorities said.
Those killed included two teens, ages 15 and 18, police said.
The latest fatal shooting happened early Monday morning in the city's...
| Nov 16, 2014
Dr. Edward Wolpert, a highly regarded Chicago psychiatrist and former director of clinical services at Michael Reese Hospital, pioneered the use of lithium for treating manic-depressive illness.
In addition to supervising clinical services at Reese's...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 10:01 AM
Culturally, physically, scatologically — it's hard to overstate "The Complete Zap Comix."
Let's start with the thing itself: If I threw it at your head, and landed a solid strike, I might end you. It weighs 20 pounds, stands more than a foot...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Peter Frost’s article “Illinois hospitals fined $16.3 million for unnecessary readmissions” reports on the startling number of Illinois hospitals that fail to meet state standards for readmission for often preventable diseases and...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Losing one’s sense of smell is a strong predictor that death is near -- and it possibly could be used as an early alert about serious health problems.
That’s the conclusion of a study of older adults published this week in the journal PLOS...