| Jan 4, 2012
A smile revealing rows of healthy white teeth spreads across 8-year-old Maria McCarthy's face.
Confident and poised, the Skokie girl smiles easily. But five years ago, when she arrived as a foster child at the home of Michael and Ana McCarthy, her baby...
| Oct 14, 2011
Medicare chief Jonathan Blum was in Chicago this week to get the word out about changes to the federal health insurance program, which begins open enrollment Saturday.
Among the changes this year: fewer health plans, lower premiums and an earlier...
| May 13, 2011
| 9:14 AM
If you’ve ever voted in one of our Best of Fairfield County polls you know how winning businesses are chosen in our annual contest. Unless you work here, you probably don’t know where the process goes after that. Well, I’ll tell you....
| Dec 15, 2011
Banking on worries over rising health costs in the U.S., government and hospital officials in Mexico City are courting Chicagoans searching for affordable medical care.
On Wednesday, about a dozen Chicago health professionals and several others...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:06 PM
-The tightfisted state budget enacted by Gov. Dannel Malloy last spring has meant an official portrait of his predecessor, M. Jodi Rell, has yet to grace the state library in Hartford. The Stamford Advocate found that Connecticut still pays up to $40,...
| Dec 28, 2011
At one time, Florencia Cano was so depressed her younger sister would put food in her mouth to coax her to eat.
Eight years later, she is determined to stop the closing of the North Side mental health center where she received the counseling she...
| Jan 6, 2012
When Carla Clark's cellphone rang, she assumed the news was bad. The phone number displayed on the caller ID belonged to the probation officer for her daughter, Melissa.
It was the last Tuesday of December, the day Melissa was scheduled to be taken...
| May 17, 2011
| 1:20 PM
Virginia and Virginia Tech both landed top-10 recruiting classes, according to Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine.
WIN ranked the Cavaliers' class eighth, the Hokies' ninth among all Division I programs. Virginia's class features three-time state champ Joe...
| May 26, 2011
In the southern half of the state, Prasad Chirnomula's name is synonymous with upscale Indian cuisine. As the owner of five Thali restaurants in New Haven and Fairfield County, he understands why his latest spot, Oaxaca Kitchen, has garnered a lot of...
| May 31, 2011
| 2:47 PM
Join Duff Goldman, star of Food Network's “Ace of Cakes” and renowned chef Jacques Pépin to taste delicious bites from more than 40 of the best local restaurants at Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation New Haven June 8 at Yale Commons...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 1:24 AM
Clusters of children without their required vaccinations in about 200 Illinois schools are raising the chances of school-based outbreaks of serious preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough, a Tribune analysis of state data has found.