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  • Tracking the 'contagion' in suicide clusters

    Tracking the 'contagion' in suicide clusters
    Last month, a Palo Alto high school saw its fourth student suicide since May. Questions loom large: Why did this cluster of suicides happen, and how can the cycle be stopped? Public health officials and scientists use the term "suicide contagion" to...
  • Medical marijuana inspires strong opinions, but what does science say?

    Medical marijuana inspires strong opinions, but what does science say?
    Depending on whom you ask, marijuana is a dangerous drug that should be kept illegal alongside heroin and PCP, or it's a miracle herb with a trove of medical benefits that the government is seeking to deny the public -- or something in between: a plant...
  • Nursing home raids net 8 arrests

    For the second time in five weeks, authorities on Tuesday swept two Chicago-area nursing homes for residents with outstanding arrest warrants, this time identifying 20 people wanted on charges ranging from assault to domestic battery to indecent exposure....
  • Debate over cognitive, traditional mental health therapy

    Debate over cognitive, traditional mental health therapy
    If your doctor advised a treatment that involved leeches and bloodletting, you might take a second glance at that diploma on the wall. For the same reason, you should think twice about whom you see as a therapist, says a team of psychological researchers....
  • Face time with MyClyns anti-germ spray

    Face time with MyClyns anti-germ spray
    If you've seen the television ad for the anti-germ spray MyClyns, you no doubt remember the pivotal scene: A mom and her two kids sit at a dinner table, the little boy coughs on his sister and mom heroically grabs the spray bottle of MyClyns. Against...
  • Nursing home safety reforms get deadline

    Nursing home safety reforms get deadline
    The final report of Gov. Pat Quinn's Nursing Home Safety Task Force, issued early Friday morning, for the first time sets out an urgent timetable and concrete road map for a sweeping overhaul of the state's troubled long-term care system. The proposals...
  • No face spray can outrun a sneeze

    No face spray can outrun a sneeze
    If you've seen the television ad for the anti-germ spray MyClyns, you no doubt remember the pivotal scene: A mom and her two kids sit at a dinner table, the little boy coughs on his sister, and mom heroically grabs the spray bottle of MyClyns. Against all...
  • When to choose hospice

    When to choose hospice
    The decision to stop curative treatment and enter hospice is never easy, and it comes at a stressful time. Even once the decision is made, arranging for hospice care requires the acknowledgment of unpleasant realities, which doctors themselves may...
  • Nursing home doctors untouched even as facilities are cited

    Nursing home doctors untouched even as facilities are cited
    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...
  • Diabetes and your job

    Diabetes and your job
    Your employer cannot discriminate against you on the basis of your diabetes. Learn why, and what to do if you believe you're a victim of workplace discrimination. Employment Protection for Diabetics Some employers assume that people with chronic...
  • Psychotropic drugs given to nursing home patients without cause

    Psychotropic drugs given to nursing home patients without cause
    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. Thousands of...