| Dec 31, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Dr. Kenneth Edelin
Physician in 1970s
landmark abortion case
Dr. Kenneth Edelin, 74, a Boston physician who was at the center of a landmark abortion case in the 1970s, died Monday in Sarasota, Fla. He had cancer, said his wife, Barbara.
| Feb 9, 2014
Dr. Riad Barmada, head of orthopedics at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine from 1984 to 1998, was a quiet champion of diversity at the school.
"Long before anyone talked about diversity, he recruited women and minorities," said...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:10 PM
If you are a woman, Gloria Steinem is like an indispensable computer program, always running in the background of your life. You don’t always remember that she's there, but without her, your life would be constrained in ways you can hardly imagine....
| Oct 20, 2013
| 2:05 AM
Women with dense breast tissue will now get an extra warning about cancer. Dense breast tissue, while common in women, can make it harder to detect breast cancer. A new state law requires doctors to send women with dense breast tissue a special letter...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:01 AM
The show opens with Aloe Blacc performing "Wake Me Up." This is one of those songs that I've heard a million times but couldn't have told you the title or the singer.
Now that we've gotten rid of a few couples, we should go back to the individual walk-...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Dozens of friends, classmates and neighbors braved bitter temperatures and falling snow to participate in a recent blood drive to help a Maine South High School student replenish a blood bank's supply.
Dubbed "Jimmy's Blood Drive," the effort to boost...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:38 PM
David Mutnick said when he crossed the finish line at a marathon last month, he ran into his father's arms and both men cried.
"I just said, 'This is for you, Dad,'" said Mutnick, 37, of Deerfield.
Never a long-distance runner, Mutnick laced up his...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Music and charity often go hand-in-hand.
When the suburban band Not for Profit formed in 2007, it carved out a niche playing for charitable causes.
Seven years later, the band has reached $1 million in raised funds -- not too shabby for a group of...
| Feb 9, 2014
Re "Patients struggle to find covered doctors," Feb. 5
The article points out a major gap in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act: Many specialty providers and hospitals that cancer patients rely on are being left out of insurance exchange...
| Feb 24, 2014
David Solomon lay in bed, a sheet draped over his legs.
His darkened bedroom was silent, except for the ticking of a clock on the wall. A box of tissues sat on a bedside table; a Hebrew-and-English siddur, or prayer book, rested on his lap.
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:10 PM
This all started with a cough.
Bill Porter said his son, Kyle, had a persistent cough. So they went to an urgent care clinic. Tests showed there was a chance he could have asthma but nothing more. Weeks passed and Kyle Porter didn't look like himself....