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  • Beware buying a home from a divorcing couple

    Beware buying a home from a divorcing couple
    Marriage breakups can be tense. And when divorcing couples sell their homes, it's buyer, agent and everyone else beware. Nationally, there are about 1 million divorces a year, and in most cases there's a home that needs to be sold. That can mean great...
  • Depressed teens mostly struggle alone

    Depressed teens mostly struggle alone
    Some 2 million Americans adolescents experienced a bout of major depression last year, but only about a third of them got any help in dealing with the sadness, irritability,  anxiety, guilt and loss of interest and energy that are the hallmarks of such...
  • Spinal taps may be useful in predicting brain disorders

    Spinal taps may be useful in predicting brain disorders
    A brief needle-in-the-back test could someday tell you, if you were inclined to know, whether you're likely to suffer from neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, and how bad the condition will be in your case. Researchers are using...
  • Obama tries to turn page with Chicago campaign fundraiser

    Obama tries to turn page with Chicago campaign fundraiser
    Taking a brief hometown respite Wednesday night, President Barack Obama used a 50th birthday bash in Uptown to raise re-election money from a friendly crowd as he sought to recharge a presidency showing signs of scars from Washington’s partisan...
  • Southwest merger with AirTran combines biggest BWI rivals

    Southwest merger with AirTran combines biggest BWI rivals
    Southwest Airlines' $1.4 billion bid for AirTran Holdings would combine the two largest carriers at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, cementing Southwest's dominance at BWI but possibly ushering in higher passenger fares amid...
  • Born in the USA

    Born in the USA
    With a flag hanging outside her house, a crate of Girl Scout cookies in her living room and a dog named for Disney sensation Miley Cyrus at her feet, Laurie Thompson is about as American as it gets. The same cannot be said for the 14-week-old twins in...
  • Health product claims overshoot the runway of reason

    Health product claims overshoot the runway of reason
    It's frighteningly easy to drop a couple of hundred dollars on a holiday present. If you're considering spending big money on a health-related gift, you'll want to make sure that it will do something besides take up space in the gift bag. Unfortunately,...
  • You're getting very relaxed …

    You're getting very relaxed …
    When Angel McNall arrived at the hospital in labor with her second son in February, she was in excruciating pain. The baby was facing her front instead of her back, in a posterior position, which can make labor more painful because the baby's skull pushes...
  • Some states have options to help consumers find health coverage

    Some states have options to help consumers find health coverage
    A reader asks: Are there other health insurance options besides high-risk pools for people who can't get coverage in the individual market because of a preexisting condition? The answer: It depends on where you live. Under the current health insurance...
  • "Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds" by Lyndall Gordon

    "Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds" by Lyndall Gordon
    "Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds" By Lyndall Gordon Viking, 472 pages, $28 Even though fewer than a dozen of Emily Dickinson’s 1,789 poems were published in her lifetime, her family and friends in Amherst,...
  • "The Sixty-Eight Rooms" by Marianne Malone

    "The Sixty-Eight Rooms" by Marianne Malone
    "The Sixty-Eight Rooms" By Marianne Malone Random House Books for Young Readers, 288 pages, $16.99 With her new young adult novel, 'The Sixty-Eight Rooms,' artist and former art teacher Marianne Malone has tapped into a fantasy that is both very Chicago...