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  • Cornell Student Dies of Swine Flu

    Cornell Student Dies of Swine Flu
    A Cornell University student, among 520 diagnosed with influenza-type illness in the past three weeks, died Friday of complications related to swine flu, university officials said. President David Skorton released a statement Friday evening saying Warren...
  • 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...
  • Parents Weigh Vaccination Risks

    Parents Weigh Vaccination Risks
    Tammy Reed, the 28-year-old mother of a toddler, is not given to belief in conspiracy theories and is not the type to be rattled by the phrase "pandemic flu." The Menifee, Calif., resident is the kind of mom who gathers a good deal of her medical...
  • 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...