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  • San Diego State student with meningitis remains on life support

    San Diego State student with meningitis remains on life support
    The 18-year-old student at San Diego State University stricken with meningococcal meningitis remains on life support as doctors look for possible “recipients [for] some of her vital organs,” the university said late Friday.
  • 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. ...

    Nothing sweet about this type of bitter

    Nothing sweet about this type of bitter
    You know them. I know them. And, increasingly, psychiatrists know them. People who feel they have been wronged by someone and are so bitter they can barely function other than to ruminate about their circumstances. This behavior is so common -- and so...

    Women and Depression, Part I

    Women and Depression, Part I
    Life is full of ups and downs, but when the down times last for weeks or months at a time, or keep you from living a "normal" life, you may be suffering from depression. Depression is a medical illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It...

    Too thankful for despair

    Too thankful for despair
    Strip nearly everything from Patricia Jefferson's life. Take away her home, her possessions, her vision. Place her, blind and humbled, at a dining table in a West Side apartment with a fraying wicker basket as a centerpiece. What she'll do is smile and...