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  • 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...
  • Here's what the experts say and how they differ

    Does it make sense to offer cancer screenings to older adults? Experts' opinions vary. The Tribune asked several leading organizations to describe their policies for people considered to be low risk, without symptoms of potential illness: PROSTATE CANCER...
  • Natural remedies for common vacation ailments

    Natural remedies for common vacation ailments
    While summer vacations symbolize fun and quality time together for families, they can frequently be strained with unplanned health problems. As any parent knows, traveling with kids can be challenging enough without any extra surprises. So rather than...
  • 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....
  • Bagged salad safety: Rising threat of food-borne illness lurks in convenient packages of leafy greens

    Bagged salad safety: Rising threat of food-borne illness lurks in convenient packages of leafy greens
    A growing threat for food-borne illnesses comes attractively packaged, is stunningly convenient and is increasingly popular with shoppers looking for healthy meals: ready-to-eat leafy greens that make putting together a green salad as easy as opening a...
  • One side effect of an illness can be a loss of friends

    One side effect of an illness can be a loss of friends
    "Don't you wish you had just slapped her in the hospital?" a good friend asked me after my daughter had recovered from a four-year battle with anorexia. It was hard for me to hear that -- she had successfully recovered and yet I was still criticized....
  • Food-borne pathogens carry devastating long-term effects

    Long after the painful stomach cramps and bloody diarrhea associated with tainted food are over, many people suffer long-term health effects, mostly unrecognized, that are the result of food-borne pathogens. These lingering effects -- premature death,...
  • Suicides expose safety breakdowns

    Suicides expose safety breakdowns
    Sometime before 3:09 a.m. on Sept. 1, 2009, Jamal Miller began to tear the bedsheet in his room at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles. The stocky 16-year-old tied the sheet to a sock and tied the sock around the metal bar at the top of his bunk...
  • 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...
  • Revising the book on mental illness

    Revising the book on mental illness
    After years of research, professional infighting and maneuvering from various interest groups, the nation's psychiatrists Tuesday unveiled proposed changes to the manual used to diagnose and treat mental disorders around the world. The draft document,...
  • Health-related books

    Health-related books
    The folks on your shopping list are likely an eclectic mix, with various interests and opinions and points of view. But all of them have some interest in some aspect of health -- if not their own, certainly a loved one's. By no small coincidence, the...