| Mar 20, 2012
| 9:07 AM
Robert Alexander "Sandy" Goll, a retired city public school educator who was active in Scouting, died March 12 of sleep apnea at his Rodgers Forge home.
He was 63.
The son of a manufacturing executive and a homemaker, Mr. Goll was born in Baltimore...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 6:03 PM
Joseph Sheppard has an IQ above 130. Ask him about his life or worldview and he'll start drawing connections to cosmology and quantum mechanics. He'll toss around names of great intellectuals -- Nietzsche, Spinoza -- as if they're as culturally relevant...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 2:34 PM
It wasn't the life she had imagined — one that included high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and the prospect of knee replacement.
As a young girl full of life, she would never have pictured herself struggling to get through the day,...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 11:31 AM
Often, those who are very overweight have tried dieting for years before giving up in frustration. But more obese people are turning to bariatric surgery to jump-start their weight-loss programs.
The surgery is low-risk but isn't for everyone. It...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 3:00 AM
My younger brother and I are close. He came out of the closet last year, although it wasn't much of a surprise because everyone knew he was gay since forever. Everyone is happy he's out because it kind of takes the elephant out of the room, and our...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 8:16 AM
SAN DIEGO-- Imagine communicating just by thinking. It may sound like science fiction, but a San Diego company is developing a revolutionary device that may soon make it possible.
Meet the iBrain. It looks like a headband, but it’s an EEG brain...
| Jul 8, 2012
Like a lot of Americans, Amalie Drury has grown very attached to her smartphone.
The 33-year-old Chicago writer checks the device multiple times a day for Facebook updates and email messages. She brings it into the bathroom when she brushes her teeth....
| Jan 24, 2013
| 8:07 AM
PETOSKEY -- A new name, Dentistry by the Bay, signals change at a dental office near Petoskey.
Dr. Johnna Driscoll is now sole proprietor of the practice which she and Dr. Julie Martinson shared for 21 years. The friendship continues.
| Sep 13, 2012
For years, Sandra Lichtman has used a CPAP machine at night, a device designed to combat the symptoms of sleep apnea and help her breathe.
When her old machine broke in January, she called her medical supplier, Wheeling-based MedSource, which promptly...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 12:42 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The short-term benefits of weight loss surgery are well known in severely obese people, but a new study finds that improvements in diabetes and blood pressure may hold up for years after the procedures.
At six-year patient...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 10:32 AM
High blood pressure is easy to diagnose, but many people who have it are unaware.
More than two-thirds of the people who have hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure, do not have it under control, according to a study by the...