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  • Killer dies in cell at Supermax

    A convicted killer with a history of mental illness was found dead in his cell Monday in what authorities say was an apparent suicide, an outcome the inmate's lawyers called tragically predictable. Kevin G. Johns Jr., 26, was found at the Supermax prison...
  • Illness plagues convicts on Death Row

    Convicted killer Marvin Johnson spent 21 years on Florida's Death Row, then suffered a fatal heart attack. Cancer claimed Charles Globe, a half-dozen years into his wait to be executed. William Coday took matters into his own hands, killing himself...
  • Is your job killing you? How work influences longevity

    Is your job killing you? How work influences longevity
    In an attempt to live longer and protect against health problems, you may have given up trans fats, started to monitor your cholesterol, or learned to work the elliptical trainer at the gym. But there's increasing evidence that another factor may be...
  • Recession can be fatal for those too poor for insurance

    Those looking for good news last week were not drawn to the subject of healthcare. The Los Angeles County public health system reported that it was facing enormous budget deficits that are expected to balloon to $1.2 billion annually by 2011....
  • Exorcists, wizards and con men

    Exorcists, wizards and con men
    Demonic attack -- now there's something that Hollywood animation crews have realized in vivid, awful detail in film after film. Check out the trailer for the new movie "The Haunting in Connecticut" and you'll see a perfect recent example. Shadowy figures,...
  • How to Protect Yourself from Swine Flu

    The recent outbreak of swine flu has many people wondering how to protect themselves from infection -- especially since there is currently no vaccine available for humans. The acting head of the Centers for Disease Control says the best way to prevent...
  • Palm Beach County teachers union head announces illness, blasts school district

    Palm Beach County teachers union head announces illness, blasts school district
    Robert Dow, the fiery Palm Beach County teachers union president, revealed in a stirring hospital-room speech Wednesday that he is battling acute leukemia. But the illness hasn't stemmed his desire to keep fighting for teachers. Wearing a sport jacket...
  • Flu spread raises alarm

    Flu spread raises alarm
    Officials advised Monday against most travel to Mexico, the center of an outbreak of swine flu suspected of killing almost 150 people there and sickening at least 50 through its spread to the United States. The acting director of the Centers for...
  • EPA seizes Crestwood files

    Federal agents raided government offices in south suburban Crestwood on Wednesday, less than two weeks after a Tribune investigation revealed the village had secretly pumped drinking water from a polluted well for more than two decades. Acting on a...
  • Needles and Doctors

    Soothing your child's fears -- and maybe your own, too Two-year-old Dante Young is just moments from being rolled into the operating room, but there's no time, or need, for tears. Dante is too busy watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and playing with his...
  • Staying healthy while traveling

    Staying healthy while traveling
    Let's all take a deep breath. Sure the swine flu news is making us nervous -- very nervous -- just when millions of us are planning our much-needed summer vacations. But that doesn't mean we should grab the kids and huddle under the covers. We just have...