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  • Indiana hospital workers get clean bill of health after MERS scare

    Indiana hospital workers get clean bill of health after MERS scare
    Dozens of hospital workers who were sent home and told to remain in isolation have tested negative for the deadly virus MERS and been cleared to return to work in Indiana, where the nation's first case of the disease was confirmed earlier this month. 
  • Mental illness sans cliches

    DENNY CRANE calls it "mad cow," but viewers of "Boston Legal" know William Shatner's character is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Another character on the show, Jerry Espenson (played by Christian Clemenson), has strange tics, can't keep his...

    Rice? Soy? Goat? Knowing your 'milk' options

    Rice? Soy? Goat? Knowing your 'milk' options
    If you've strolled past the dairy case lately, you might have noticed that it has grown to ranch-size proportions. Dozens of products are labeled "milk," and they spill over onto the nonrefrigerated shelves. Gone are the days when selecting a carton of...

    Book review: 'Keeper' by Andrea Gillies

    Book review: 'Keeper' by Andrea Gillies
    Keeper One House, Three Generations, and a Journey into Alzheimer's Andrea Gillies Broadway: 326 pp., $25 In the '60s, it was " cancer"; in the '80s, "AIDS." Today "Alzheimer's" is the healthcare word that can freeze a pleasant dinner conversation....

    Discoveries: 'The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating' by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

    Discoveries: 'The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating' by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
    The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating A True Story Elisabeth Tova Bailey Algonquin: 190 pp., $18.95 We seek metaphors. When we find them in the natural world, we feel better about things, perhaps because we see ourselves as part of something larger. "The...