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  • Nursing homes a risky business

    Nursing homes a risky business
    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:...
  • Drug Found to Reduce Severity of Mono

    Drug Found to Reduce Severity of Mono
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'A Dream of Undying Fame' by Louis Breger

    'A Dream of Undying Fame' by Louis Breger
    A Dream of Undying Fame How Freud Betrayed His Mentor and Invented Psychoanalysis Louis Breger 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...
  • Nursing home law discussed at hearing

    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...
  • Widow of VA hospital patient asks: 'How could they keep me from my husband?'

    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...
  • Trying to define binge eating disorder

    Trying to define binge eating disorder
    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....
  • Swine Flu Poses Holiday Puzzle

    Swine Flu Poses Holiday Puzzle
    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...
  • Three Local Hospitals Lift Expanded Restricted Visitors Policy

    Three Local Hospitals Lift Expanded Restricted Visitors Policy
    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...
  • Ex-McDonogh QB Sabelhaus finds happiness in Hollywood

    Ex-McDonogh QB Sabelhaus finds happiness in Hollywood
    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....