| Mar 18, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is one of the many consequences of obesity, as fat accumulates not only across the body and around the visceral organs, but inside the organ that helps break down fats, filter toxins from the bloodstream and......
| Sep 22, 2010
| 3:22 PM
Val Lucier is a male breast cancer survivor. He considers himself lucky that he detected his cancer at Stage 3B — an advanced stage in which cancer has spread into lymph nodes, and at which a patient's chance of surviving the cancer five years...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 12:53 PM
An autopsy conducted today determined that a 45-year-old man found in the Little Village neighborhood had committed suicide, officials said.
Jose Rodriguez who was found Tuesday morning in the backyard behind his home on the 2200 block of South...
| Oct 26, 2011
Men who spend little time in the sun, live in northern locales or have dark skin may need to increase their intake of vitamin D to prevent deficiency, a Northwestern University medical researcher has found.
Vitamin D is required for the proper absorption...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 1:00 PM
Moderation in all things — maybe that is the key to health and happiness. The proverb certainly seems true for alcohol consumption.
Study after study has shown that moderate alcohol consumption is associated with good health. The evidence is...
| Sep 8, 2011
Hepatitis C has long been a problem with a low rate of cure. But new drug therapies are in use and others are on the horizon, according to Dr. Paul J. Thuluvath, chief of gastroenterology at Mercy Medical Center and the medical director of the Institute...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 7:37 AM
LONDON — Everyone knows what it would take to curb the global rise of chronic illnesses like heart disease, certain cancers and diabetes, but getting nations and their citizens to make the essential changes is more than daunting.
This week marks...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 1:45 PM
A man who was found dead outside of his McKinley Park home early Friday died of cirrhosis of the liver, an autopsy revealed.
Don Mankunas, 59, of the 3700 block of South Hermitage Avenue, was found lying face down by a female tenant outside of the...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Prohibition — America's notoriously "failed social experiment" to rid the country of alcohol — took center stage this past week as PBS broadcast Ken Burns' highly acclaimed series on the subject. And already, it has been seized on by drug-...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 5:00 AM
In response to Kevin A. Sabet's recent opinion piece ("Drug legalization: Wrong lesson of Prohibition," Oct. 9), I don't know which is more abhorrent — that a Baltimore newspaper would run an op-ed championing Prohibition as "not as bad as you...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 2:35 PM
Murder charges were dropped this week against a 71-year-old Burbank man after officials determined that his wife was not the victim of a homicide, but instead died of a liver disease.
Joseph Robert Brancato had been charged with murder after allegedly...