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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...
  • Keep your athletes hydrated

    Keep your athletes hydrated
    With kids heading back to school athletics, band practice, drill team and the like across the country, this is a good time to discuss heat-related illnesses and their prevention. It's always at this time of year that I begin worrying about heat...
  • 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...
  • For homeless men, a new shelter and new rules

    For homeless men, a new shelter and new rules
    When the Coalition for the Homeless opens its new $5 million men's shelter sometime next year, it will boast at least two things the current, aging men's pavilion does not: Actual beds and air conditioning. But the 250-bed facility will be a "historic"...
  • Diet Tips for Pregnant Women

    Diet Tips for Pregnant Women
    Clearly there are special nutrition needs before, during and after pregnancy. According to the American Dietetic Association, pregnant and breastfeeding women may be at risk for nutrient deficiencies due to increased nutrient requirements. Therefore, many...
  • Government moves to oversee at-home genetic tests

    Government moves to oversee at-home genetic tests
    During a stay at a resort two years ago, Carol Arand bought $4,000 in genetic tests after a spa physician praised their potential to improve her health. If ever she got sick, Arand reasoned, she could take the results to her doctor. "I hoped that this...
  • NIU gunman reportedly tried to kill self 4 times

    Steven Kazmierczak struggled mightily with mental illnesses, attempted suicide at least four times and was fascinated by the shooters of students at Virginia Tech and Columbine High School, a new magazine article says. But nothing in the investigative...
  • Emotional struggles detailed in essays

    Well before his murderous rampage at Northern Illinois University, Steven Kazmierczak described himself as a victim who had overcome hard times. In graduate school applications, reviewed exclusively by the Chicago Tribune, Kazmierczak wrote that his...
  • Tribune watchdog update

    Tribune watchdog update
    (Click on "What we found" to read the original Tribune investigation.) Lake County's DNA doubts What we found: In December 2008, the Tribune detailed how Lake County prosecutors were pressing ahead on three cases, including one against Jerry Hobbs,...
  • Pinch Hitters: "The Crowd Sounds Happy" is Nicholas Dawidoff's memoir of growing up in a troubled family with baseball as his anchor

    One evening recently I took my 3-year-old son to his first baseball game. The complexities of the sport are beyond him at this point, which means any lingering memories of our outing will likely be limited to the post-home-run fireworks and our attempts,...