| Feb 5, 2015
| 1:29 PM
Gov. Bruce Rauner distributed the following 44-point plan on two pages prior to his speech Wednesday under the heading " The Illinois Turnaround." This is a text version of the original .pdf file:
1. Economic Growth and Jobs Package
Pass a phased-in...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 6:42 PM
Many patients arrive at the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center bleeding profusely, their lives depending largely on whether doctors can stop the hemorrhaging and replace the lost blood.
But doctors at trauma units around the country use...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 12:50 PM
Tom Camacho clocked his 398th straight day of running outdoors on a frigid February morning.
He shuffled across patches of ice and hopped over drifts of snow along the lakefront Monday, his navy blue jacket contrasting starkly with the surroundings....
| Jan 29, 2015
| 12:28 PM
If there's a silver lining in the ongoing outbreak of measles linked to infected and unvaccinated visitors to Disneyland during the holidays, it's that the crisis may spur state lawmakers to reverse the trend expanding exemptions from mandatory...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 9:16 PM
I learned a lot from readers responding to last weekend's column — an ode to my beloved doctor, who opted to retire rather than wrestle with forces turning the art of medicine into the science of numbers.
I won't find another Marcus Welby clone,...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 7:49 AM
Admit it: When it comes to weight loss, we all want a shortcut, anything easier than good old-fashioned diet and exercise, says ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports.
And thanks to medical advances, lots of tempting...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:49 PM
On Thursday, the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Roe vs. Wade, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a bill to ban abortions at 20 weeks. The bill is expected to pass the House and may pass the Senate as well,...
| Jan 24, 2015
Aspirin is one of the oldest drugs out there. And yet researchers are still learning what it can — and cannot — do.
It's clear that daily aspirin can be beneficial for people who have had a heart attack or an ischemic stroke. Scores of...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:35 PM
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel has begun to consider whether to overturn a long-standing ban against accepting blood donations from gay men.
On Thursday, the FDA’s Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability heard...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 8:46 PM
Bummed about bypass: The Route 31 Algonquin bypass project that is finally finished might possibly go down as the biggest waste of government spending ever. Route 62 is just packed with cars, but there are no cars on the 31 bypass. What a joke.
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:19 PM
When the Food & Drug Administration recalls your "all natural" dietary supplement for containing prescription pharmaceuticals, you may think that ensures a rapid restoration of the misbranded product to its wholesome natural state, right?