| Oct 1, 2009
When Christopher Shelton moved into Maplewood Care nursing home in Elgin, he was just 21 years old and a violent rap sheet testified to his explosive temper.
Though in the prime of life, he had a disability that qualified him for nursing home care:...
| Oct 2, 2009
Mononucleosis, the curse of high school and college students, doesn't have to bring social and academic lives to a screeching halt, researchers say. Instead, the disease can be treated to shorten the duration of the illness and reduce the chance of...
| Nov 16, 2009
| 11:07 AM
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...
| Nov 20, 2009
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...
| Nov 22, 2009
A Dream of Undying Fame
How Freud Betrayed His Mentor and Invented Psychoanalysis
Basic Books: 148 pp., $22.95
Psychoanalysis has always been a mixed bag, Louis Breger notes. On the one hand, it has produced valuable insights into...
| Nov 19, 2009
More light was shed Thursday on the volatile nature of Illinois nursing homes that house a mix of mix of felons, mentally ill people and seniors, as legal experts explained how laws governing both the facilities and the mentally ill are applied. "The...
| Nov 20, 2009
| 12:18 PM
Nancy Washabaugh returns the flag that covered her husband's casket to a shelf.
Mother and daughter discuss Floyd Washabaugh's life as a picture of Floyd and his daughter at Christmas flashes on a TV.
A no-visitor policy at the Hampton VA hospital...
| Nov 23, 2009
Binge eating was long seen by psychiatrists as an unusual symptom of major depression or an anxiety disorder. After all, it seemed sometimes to lessen or yield to antidepressants and psychotherapy -- both aimed primarily at treating depression or anxiety....
| Nov 21, 2009
ATLANTA -- Health officials say swine flu cases appear to be declining throughout most of the U.S., but the specter of Thanksgiving gatherings makes it hard to predict what will happen next. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday...
| Nov 25, 2009
| 9:01 AM
Gettysburg Hospital, Memorial Hospital and York Hospital lift their expanded restricted visitors' policy on Tuesday after seeing a decrease in flu-like illnesses in our area.
All three hospitals broadened their visitors policy to restrict all visitors...
| Nov 27, 2009
The pictures come clearly into the mind of Bob Sabelhaus Sr., as he is driving to New York for Thanksgiving and talking on his cell phone about his son Bobby, who in 1995 was the nation's top-rated quarterback prospect during his senior year at McDonogh....