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  • George led flock through tough times

     George led flock through tough times
    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...
  • Beware robotics in cancer care

    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...
  • Topinka held early elective office in high school in Lake Forest

    Topinka held early elective office in high school in Lake Forest
    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...
  • U.S. rate of Type 2 diabetes stabilizes, CDC reports

    U.S. rate of Type 2 diabetes stabilizes, CDC reports
    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...
  • Lawyers, not doctors, push medical pot: My Word

    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....
  • Access to medical marijuana saves lives [Letter]

    Access to medical marijuana saves lives [Letter]
    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...
  • Diabetes rates may be leveling off overall: U.S. health officials

    Diabetes rates may be leveling off overall: U.S. health officials
    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...
  • AMA building sold to Boston investment firm for $140M

    AMA building sold to Boston investment firm for $140M
    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...
  • Make A List, Check It Twice

    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,...
  • Denying death with dignity is cruel and unusual punishment

    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,...
  • Dr. Leon E. Kassel, internal medicine physician, dies at 92

    Dr. Leon E. Kassel, internal medicine physician, dies at 92
    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...