| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Ellen McManus says that, with help from Wilmette's housing assistance program, her 37-year-old daughter has gained a measure of independence in the last 15 years, despite the challenges of living with severe physical and mental disabilities.
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:58 PM
SANTIAGO, Chile — A shallow and powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquake rocked Chile's northern coast Tuesday, sparking fires, churning up high waves, causing landslides and cutting power for thousands of people.
A fireman and an elderly heart attack...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 1:00 PM
April is national Parkinson's Awareness Month.
I know a bit about Parkinson's disease; we've lived together for 17 years.
My father had it for nine years. I received my own diagnosis eight years ago, just before he died. I have an uncle who's...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:39 AM
A recent study shows that frequent nightmares can provide insight into a person's health, and recurring nightmares can be a sign of health conditions, including heart problems and severe infections.
According to the study by sleep researchers at...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Onstage at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, an older couple assumes a ballroom dance position. A tango begins, and the man, wearing a porkpie hat and suit, leads. The woman, wearing a floral dress, follows gracefully.
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Justin Kaplan, an author and cultural historian who wrote a definitive, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Mark Twain and spiced the popular canon as general editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, has died. He was 88.
Kaplan died Sunday at Mount...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Viewers of E!'s pre-Golden Globes online red carpet coverage on Sunday may not have caught the channel's on-screen "fun fact" about Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's diagnosis, but the Twittersphere picked up on it and outrage quickly spread.
| Mar 29, 2014
| 9:49 AM
Former Los Angeles Times reporter Ruth Ryon, who created the highly popular and enduring Hot Property column on celebrity real estate, died Friday at a hospice facility in Redondo Beach. She was 69.
The cause was complications of Parkinson's disease,...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Despite the grim and often overtly political pre-Games coverage of what became known as Putin's Olympics, the only crises to have occurred in Sochi thus far are Shaun White's failure to medal in the half-pipe and Bob Costas' wicked eye infection.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:26 AM
These groups meet regularly.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group — Third Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., at Lighthouse Senior Living at Ellicott City, 3100 N. Ridge Road, Ellicott City. 410-465-2288.
Bereaved Parents, USA — Third Wednesday, 8 p.m....
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had pain in my right shoulder for a few weeks that has been getting worse rather than better, even though I'm letting it rest. I have come across the term "frozen shoulder" - could that be what I have? What causes it? Should I see...