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  • Childhood-onset schizophrenia remains a mystery

    So rare is the child form of schizophrenia, it has taken researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health 18 years to diagnosis and collect data on 110 children. "We are trying to understand schizophrenia in a comprehensive way," says Dr. Nitin...
  • 'The Unnamed' by Joshua Ferris

    'The Unnamed' by Joshua Ferris
    The Unnamed A Novel Joshua Ferris Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown: 314 pp., $24.99 Everyone dies of something dreadful. This knowledge has wormed into every part of our lives -- most strikingly in our marriage ceremonies, in which we vow to love one...
  • Dodd To Have Prostate Surgery, Still Running For Re-election

    When U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer after his annual physical in June, he kept the news largely private. It was a busy few weeks - Dodd was working on a bill to overhaul the health care system, shepherding...
  • Exercise May Reduce the Risk of Colds and Flu

    Things are heating up for those of us headed to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. I am looking forward to being there as team physician for the U.S. Speedskating team. In that role, I take care of team members' injuries and their basic medical needs....
  • Meat safety: How well done?

    Meat safety: How well done?
    Recent outbreaks of food-borne illnesses linked to contaminated meat — followed by massive recalls and pledges of cleaner processing — have proved eye-opening for many consumers. Dangerous pathogens cause 76 million cases of illness and 300,...
  • The Benefits of Prostate Exams

    The Benefits of Prostate Exams
    There is now a partial answer to one of the most controversial questions in medicine: whether men should get blood tests that screen for prostate cancer. Experts say a new study shows that for men likely to die within 10 years - whether due to age or...
  • 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....
  • 'I Slept With Joey Ramone: A Family Memoir' by Mickey Leigh with Legs McNeil

    'I Slept With Joey Ramone: A Family Memoir' by Mickey Leigh with Legs McNeil
    It's hard to remember a time when the Ramones were not, well, the Ramones. But Mickey Leigh can. Not only was he the band's first roadie and sang on their first record, he was Joey's little brother. In "I Slept With Joey Ramone" -- co-written with veteran...
  • Influenza and H1N1 Bad for Your Heart

    Influenza and H1N1 Bad for Your Heart
    If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, what are you waiting for? The hour or so it would take is nothing compared with the time you might spend fighting the flu or something worse - like recovering from the heart attack it could trigger. As of early...
  • More H1N1 Deaths In Cook County

    (WGN-AM)- Though the seasonal flu period ended last month, the Chicago area has continued to see new cases of swine flu, with two more deaths announced today in suburban Cook County. The deaths of a 29-year-old woman from Western Springs and a 29-year-...
  • Heat Advisory Issued For Outlying Chicago Counties

    (WGN-AM)- With the two hottest days of the year upon us, National Weather Service forecasters issued heat advisories for today and Wednesday. The advisories encompass every county in the area excluding Cook and Lake which will be significantly cooler...