| Sep 20, 2014
| 1:30 PM
George led flock through tough times
The appointment of Cardinal Francis George's successor Saturday represents the start of an unprecedented transition in the city's Roman Catholic Church, where no other leader has lived long enough to meet the man...
| Aug 26, 2014
In America, cutting-edge inventions are seen as the gateway to the future. However, the hazard of credulously accepting new technology into medical practice was warned against in a 2008 Journal of the American Medical Association editorial, "Gizmo...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Judy Baar Topinka had already developed her “no B.S. approach” to politics as class president of her high school in Lake Forest.
After a 30-year career in elective office — including 12 years as state treasurer — Topinka passed...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:14 PM
After growing steadily for nearly two decades, the rate of Type 2 diabetes among American adults appears to have stalled, according to a comprehensive new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC team said the...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 6:58 AM
This November, Florida voters will decide the fate of Amendment 2, which would allow marijuana to be recommended for medical purposes. If passed, this amendment would be enshrined in the state's constitution, and essentially, Florida could not turn back....
| Sep 1, 2014
| 9:30 AM
I agree that Maryland's recently proposed rules regarding access to medical marijuana are overly restrictive ("Pot as medicine," Aug. 27).
Maryland policymakers are missing an opportunity to save lives. Baltimore, for example, has the highest rate of...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 1:05 PM
The drastic increases in the number of people living with diabetes and the number of new cases diagnosed each year may have leveled off, according to U.S. health officials.
Researchers found little change in the prevalence and incidence of diabetes...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:32 AM
The distinctive, 29-story office tower at 515 N. State St. in River North is set to be sold by an investment group led by Swiss bank UBS to Boston-based real estate investment firm Beacon Capital Partners for close to $140 million, according to sources...
| Dec 27, 2014
Let's say you didn't get what you really wanted this holiday season — to drop 20 pounds and develop muscles — while eating all the things you know you shouldn't. Santa is good, but he's not a miracle worker. So now that the holidays are over,...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:20 PM
To the editor: I cannot help but respond to the article on Colorado resident Julie Selsberg and her father's plea to die. Recently, my mother and sisters watched our father die of cancer. Like Selsberg's father, mine suffered terribly. ("In Colorado,...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Dr. Leon E. Kassel, a retired internal medicine physician who set up and ran the outpatient program at Sinai Hospital, died Dec. 2 of congestive heart failure. He was 92.
Known for his diligent care for his patients, Dr. Kassel was a resident of the...