| Jul 2, 2008
Last week, a little boy plunged into a pool at an apartment complex in Highland Park. It was a warm day, and he was indulging in a ritual -- seeking relief in a refuge of cool bliss -- that plays out all over Southern California on such days.
| Feb 5, 2008
Larry Gibson first spotted Dennis Golay outside West Hollywood's French Market Place. By the time he was halfway across Santa Monica Boulevard, he'd fallen in love.
It was Nov. 14, 1981 -- Golay's 34th birthday.
Seven years later, both men tested...
| Dec 24, 2006
The Los Angeles County Jail system lacks enough doctors, nurses and other medical workers to meet the most basic needs of inmates, resulting in long delays in treatment for conditions ranging from hernias to heart disease.
Breakdowns in medical care,...
| Oct 27, 2009
Frail and vulnerable residents of nursing homes throughout Illinois are being dosed with powerful psychotropic drugs, leading to tremors, dangerous lethargy and a higher risk of harmful falls or even death, a Tribune investigation has found.
| Oct 28, 2009
Delores Fleming's relatives tried to keep her in her house as long as they could. But her Alzheimer's disease made that impossible.
Placed in a nursing home near Decatur, Ill., she scored 23 out of 30 on a mental exam and was deemed to be "moderately...
| 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:...
| Sep 30, 2009
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...
| Jul 7, 2008
STAY home if you're sick. That's the best way to stop the spread of contagious diseases, such as influenza, tuberculosis and gastrointestinal viruses. Besides, you can't do your job capably or safely if you don't feel well. But many Americans simply tough...
| Dec 21, 2008
They were some of the most promising medicines of the 1990s -- wonder pills that appeared to fight cancer, heart disease, stroke and other ailments.
Laboratory tests and initial studies in people suggested that lowly vitamins could play a crucial role in...
| Apr 8, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a man, and I have been experiencing night sweats several times a night. They are more severe in the early morning. Can you explain a possible cause and treatment?
ANSWER: Having night sweats from time to time is common. The vast...
| Oct 22, 2009
An 18-year-old graduate of North County High School in Glen Burnie died Wednesday after a brief illness that friends on a Facebook page described as suspected swine flu.
In a letter to parents, the school describes Walter Brooks as a "dynamic presence"...