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Mayo Clinic

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  • Should we let our sons play football?

    Should we let our sons play football?
    It's Super Bowl Sunday, and by kickoff I'll have a pot of chili on the stove and a couple of beer mugs chilling in the freezer. I'll sit down with the rest of the nation to watch over-hyped commercials and Beyoncé's redemption from "lip-syncgate." Oh,...
  • A promise interrupted

    A promise interrupted
    Even in Chicago, a city whose political community is not easily shocked by allegations of corruption, the resignation of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. comes as a bit of a stunner. The word "promising" keeps popping up again and again in news reports as in, for...
  • Fighting mental illness

    Fighting mental illness
    Maybe something good will come from the Shakespearean tragedy that is the Jesse Jackson Jr. saga: A deeper understanding of mental illness and more empathy for those afflicted with it. Or maybe not. The level of cynicism in these parts is so high that...
  • Greedy voters banished from Chumbolone Nation

     Greedy voters banished from Chumbolone Nation
    Can an entire congressional district — like the one that just re-elected federally challenged U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Bud Light — be exiled from Chumbolone Nation? And what about that West Side legislative district where Democratic...
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (.mp3 file, right click to download) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's......
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Never give stores your ZIP code. Here's why.(Forbes) Should the Modern Man Be Taking......
  • The price of searching for free health information online, your privacy

     
    Searching for health information online can be extremely useful, but don't assume that it is anonymous or confidential. A research letter published this week by JAMA Internal Medicine found that online snoops are monitoring your health searches and...
  • The dreadful PR amateurs who surround Jesse Jackson Jr.

     
    Rick Pearson reports: On Friday, when the Sun-Times first reported that [Democratic U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. of Chicago] was at [the Mayo Clinic] based on sources, Jackson chief of staff Rick Bryant told the Tribune, "I would not report......
  • Florida Hospital kicks off lung transplant program

     
    Florida Hospital has received the green light to perform lung transplants, the hospital announced Friday. The designation from the United Network for Organ Sharing, a national organization that oversees transplant programs nationwide, establishes the...
  • Libertyville student’s ‘cool’ summer project: Documenting the ‘cancer experiment’

     
    Without a declared major or a summer internship, Kenny Shaevel of Libertyville was looking for something “cool” to do this summer after his freshman year …...
  • Improving Lives for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

     
    By Susan J. WhiteNorthShore University HealthSystem Parkinson’s disease affects an estimated 1 million people in the United States. A progressive disease that typically strikes those …...