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  • The Siren's Call: Killing Copernicus

    The Siren's Call: Killing Copernicus
    When is an apple more than an apple? When it's resting in Eve's palm – or better yet, in the hands of the storyteller(s) of Genesis. The same happens to other objects touched by myth: Fire, for instance, has Genesis-sized significance in the...
  • Recall Roundup: This week’s consumer product recalls

     
    Here’s your weekly roundup of recalled products announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service: Bison products Rocky Mountain Natural Meats of Henderson, Colo., is recalling about 66,776 pounds of ground and...
  • Miravalle dried peppers recalled because of possible salmonella risk

     
    Miravalle Foods of El Monte, Calif., is recalling 37,318 pounds of Miravalle Chile California & Miravalle Chile Nuevo Mexico Brand Peppersdistributed between March 15 and May 6 2010 to customers in CA, CO, UT, NC, NE, ID, OR and NV because they have the...
  • Treating Alzheimer's with Antipsychotic Drugs

    Treating Alzheimer's with Antipsychotic Drugs
    Antipsychotic drugs, which have been traditionally administered to mentally ill patients with psychosis (such as schizophrenia), are now being prescribed for some people with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Concerns about potentially dangerous side effects have...
  • Brain Scans and Mental Illness

    Brain Scans and Mental Illness
    On September 13, 1848, an explosion sent a tamping iron through the head of Mr. Phineas Gage, a railway construction gang foreman. Miraculously, Gage recovered, even though most of the front of the left side of his brain was destroyed. But Gage's...
  • Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness

    Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness
    Stigma is a very real problem for people who have a mental illness. Based on stereotypes, stigma is a negative judgment related to a personal trait—in this case, having a mental health condition. It was once a common perception that having a mental...
  • Mental Health 911

    Mental Health 911
    Mental health illnesses are far more prevalent than most people know. In fact, the National Institute for Mental Health estimates one in four Americans over the age of 18 suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. That translates to more...
  • Health alert: Ground and tenderized bison products recalled

     
    Rocky Mountain Natural Meats of Henderson, Colo., is recalling approximately 66,000 pounds of ground and tenderized steak bison products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, accroding to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and...
  • Don't Let Poison Ruin Your Summer Vacation

    Don't Let Poison Ruin Your Summer Vacation
    Summer means trips to the beach, lake, and campgrounds and, unfortunately, prime time for some of the scariest types of accidental poisonings -- ones that occur far from home and medical advice or care. The good news is that you can call 800-222-1222...
  • Natural Remedies for Vacation Ailments

    Natural Remedies for 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...
  • Mary’s Mama leaves `the world she loved so much.’

     
    Early Friday, my friend and colleague Mary Schmich posted to her Facebook page, “This morning Mary Ellen Findlay Schmich left the world she loved so much.” Mrs. Schmich, 87, whose wit, warmth and passion were well known to Tribune readers......