| Mar 6, 2009
Today's topic: Have California's efforts to legalize and regulate medical marijuana -- including Proposition 215, the 1996 voter initiative -- been successful? Scott Imler and Stephen Gutwillig will finish their discussion on Monday.
| Mar 9, 2009
I love reading books on integrative health—treatments that blend the best of conventional and alternative medicine—because they give me some semblance of control.
It's my body; I'm the one who should take care of it. And by researching my...
| Mar 19, 2009
Ayear and a half ago, researchers found that a deadly form of staph infection was prevalent on Canadian pig farms. This year, the superbug was found in both swine and workers at U.S. farms.
The rise of bacteria such as methicillin-resistant...
| Mar 24, 2009
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...
| Mar 25, 2009
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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...
| Mar 25, 2009
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...
| Apr 19, 2009
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,...
| Apr 12, 2009
The world is divided into two categories: those who get the flu, and those who don't. Not only did I fall into the former, but it happened a week before my scheduled departure for Taiwan and Hong Kong. "Nobody goes to Hong Kong with the flu," said my...
| Apr 27, 2009
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...
| Apr 28, 2009
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...
| Apr 30, 2009
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...