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  • Insurers refuse to limit policy cancellations

    Executives of three of the nation's largest health insurers told federal lawmakers in Washington on Tuesday that they would continue canceling medical coverage for some sick policyholders, despite withering criticism from Republican and Democratic members...
  • Death, Illness Among Men Examined

    Death, Illness Among Men Examined
  • Nursing homes and the mentally ill: State Senate will hold hearing on improving safety

    Nursing homes and the mentally ill: State Senate will hold hearing on improving safety
    State senators will hold a hearing Thursday in Chicago to examine ways to improve safety at nursing homes, where a high number of felons with mental illness has led to reports of assaults, rape and even murder. Legislators will hear testimony from...
  • Universities prepare for the swine flu

    Cram college students into close quarters -- the shared restrooms, the group dining, the TV lounges where a steamy bag of microwave popcorn becomes communal property -- and dorm living can suddenly become a daily exercise in dodging illness. With what is...
  • Doctor gives risky drugs at high rate

    Doctor gives risky drugs at  high rate
    Inside Chicago's Maxwell Manor nursing home, Dr. Michael Reinstein's patients suffered from side effects so severe that they trembled, hallucinated or lost control of their bladders. Staffers told state investigators that so many patients were...
  • 'Nothing Was the Same' by Kay Redfield Jamison

    'Nothing Was the Same' by Kay Redfield Jamison
    In the prologue to "Nothing Was the Same," Kay Redfield Jamison writes, "It has been said that grief is a kind of madness. I disagree. There is a sanity to grief, in its just proportion of emotion to cause, that madness does not have." Jamison should...
  • What to Do if You Have the Flu

    What to Do if You Have the Flu
    The flu tends to come on suddenly -- you're fine in the morning and aching and shivering that night -- while a cold usually develops gradually over the course of two or three days. Flu usually causes a fever and aches; a cold usually doesn't. Other...
  • Mental health of elderly can suffer

    Mental health of elderly can suffer
    Aging takes a lot out of people. There are the physical demands - the aches and pains, the illnesses, the cost - of passing 70-plus birthdays. Now comes Tamara McClintock Greenberg to point out that our rapidly aging population has a host of mental...
  • What ails L.A County foster care -- and what doesn't

    What ails L.A County foster care -- and what doesn't
    I fully agree with Richard Wexler when he writes in his Sept. 16 Times Op-Ed article, “L.A.’s beleaguered foster care kids,” that the recent tragic deaths of two young children at the hands of their caregivers should not lead to a "knee-...
  • When Computers Become Addictive

    When Computers Become Addictive
    Ben Alexander spent nearly every waking minute playing the video game World of Warcraft. As a result, he flunked out of the University of Iowa. Alexander, 19, needed help to break an addiction he calls as destructive as alcohol or drugs. He found it in...
  • Nursing home attacks: 1 victim's story

    Nursing home attacks: 1 victim's story
    Hobbled since childhood by a series of ailments, Troy Warfield walks with a crooked gait on plastic leg braces. At 41, he is blind in one eye, his spine is twisted by disease and his fingers are curled by severe arthritis. Warfield said he also suffers...