| Sep 7, 2013
| 1:25 PM
As Maryland health officials prepare for nationwide health reform, the goal is clear: enrolling the state's estimated 800,000 uninsured residents. But finding them is a challenge.
There is no master list or map of the uninsured, who make up 14 percent...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:53 AM
I grew up in a home where feelings weren't discussed and verbal and physical expressions of love were infrequent.
According to friend and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Bonni Funk, this wasn't an unusual home dynamic in the past. "From what I...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:33 PM
UPDATED twice with responses from Gov. Pat Quinn's spokeswoman WBEZ-FM reporter Rob Wildeboer has questions for Gov. Pat Quinn: Governor, there are almost 50,000 inmates in Illinois prisons. It’s an historic high. Nonetheless, you’ve closed...
| Apr 8, 2013
On March 8, Joel Campuzano volunteered as a ringside judge at the annual Golden Gloves amateur boxing event in Cicero. Steady and silent, his head moved back and forth as he observed the fighters. When the final bell rang, he marked up a score card,...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:46 AM
Moments before D.C. police found Jiamei Tian hiding in a bathroom stall at Washington National Cathedral, a family of tourists had spotted her in a back pew of the Children's Chapel guarding two bags and muttering softly in a foreign language.
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:39 AM
A son, Carson David Kaiser, was born to Eric and Mindy Kaiser of Petoskey at 1:44 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2013, at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. Carson weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 inches long at birth. His sibling is Meadow...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Jeanne Safer didn't need a study to tell her that sibling aggression can cause a child as much distress as being bullied by a peer.
Safer, a psychoanalyst and author of "Cain's Legacy: Liberating Siblings from a Lifetime of Rage, Shame, Secrecy and...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:13 PM
As president of the Mental Health Association of Central Florida, Candy Crawford spends a lot of time trying to dispel the common myths about mental illness.
It's an uphill battle.
So when she tuned in her favorite national news anchor Thursday --...
| Aug 4, 2013
Dear Amy: Due to a job layoff last year, our 32-year-old daughter has been living with my husband and me. She recently returned to work but receives a low salary and no health insurance.
She has a gluten intolerance, which requires meals without wheat...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:16 PM
As more details emerged about Amanda Bynes' fiery Monday adventures — activities that saw her hospitalized on an involuntary 72-hour psychiatric hold — it was reported that her parents may be pursuing a conservatorship for their wayward...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Regarding Sandra Hofferth's recent column on funding for the National Institutes of Health, I agree that "closing the longevity gap depends on behavioral and social science research" ("Budget cuts and the politics of research," July 15).