| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:15 PM
The arrival of fast and relatively inexpensive genome sequencing is likely to open whole new avenues for diagnosing and treating diseases. But in a new study, scientists show that it can also reveal how some age-related diseases -- from diabetes to...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:15 AM
This is in response to the article by Amanda Yeager regarding Howard County's limits on sugary drinks and junk food at county-sponsored events ("Ban on sweets sours Fourth of July vendors," July 2).
As a physician, I am very concerned about the...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Randy Gutzke, a longtime IV drug user who says he struggles daily to stay sober, recently was offered a quick-results test for hepatitis C at a West Side community health center.
A case manager also reviewed the behaviors that put him at risk for...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Sherry Lansing, the former prexy of 20th Century Fox, and chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures for 12 years, was at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival this week with her husband, William Friedkin, who received the Crystal Globe for outstanding artistic...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 10:00 AM
As Malvin Espinosa prepared to retire from the Army in 2011, a Veterans Affairs counselor urged him to apply for disability pay.
List all your medical problems, the counselor said.
Espinosa, a mechanic at Ft. Lee in Virginia, had never considered...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:51 AM
The media were buzzing recently with the findings of a Cleveland Clinic study showing that weight-loss (bariatric) surgery is helping many obese patients reverse Type 2 diabetes.
Has diabetes actually been cured by surgery? For many people, the answer...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:18 PM
At 20 years old, NASCAR rookie Ryan Reed is breaking barriers in the Nationwide series (NASCAR's No. 2 series). Diagnosed with diabetes in February 2011, the development driver for Roush-Fenway Racing will compete in the EnjoyIllinois.com 300 on...
| Jul 10, 2014
Nearly a quarter-century ago, a newborn residing in West Garfield Park could expect to live slightly more than 63 years.
A child's life expectancy at birth in the community area, bounded to the west and east by Kenton Avenue and Hamlin Boulevard, inched...
| Jul 27, 2014
As a social epidemiologist, Steven Whitman documented differences in medical care based on race and income and used his findings to push for changes in public policy.
"He had a passion for social justice and fairness, and that drove him in his life...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:18 PM
A proposal to affix health warning labels to sugary drinks, including sodas and sports drinks, failed to win sufficient support in a key Assembly panel Tuesday.
The measure would have required sugary drinks sold in California to be labeled with a...
| May 27, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Sometimes, two things come together beautifully, like chocolate and peanut butter. Lennon and McCartney. Woodward and Bernstein. Other times, opposites come together and still produce something beautiful. This weight loss study, involving Comcast cable TV...