| Mar 27, 2013
When Chicago clinical psychologist Susan Benjamin Feingold had postpartum depression more than two decades ago, not many people were taking the illness seriously. Some doctors were even telling women all they needed to do for their "baby blues" was to eat...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Anthem Blue Cross may be breaking California law by requiring some policyholders to buy their prescription drugs from a single mail-order pharmacy, according to the state attorney general's office.
Anthem, the state's largest for-profit health insurer,...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 8:47 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
Well, it's already official. New Jacksonville Jaguars GM David Caldwell has only been on the job a couple of days and he's already as big a dummy as old Jacksonville Jaguars GM Gene Smith. Caldwell, in only his...
| Jan 6, 2013
Dear Amy: My girlfriend is extremely sad and depressed over her troubled relationship with her only daughter. Her daughter has a 4-year-old daughter and is expecting another child.
The problems began when my girlfriend confronted her daughter about...
| Jan 4, 2013
Has American public life always been dominated by Lilliputians? Have we always had more shlemiels than heroes? If not, who were some of our relatively recent larger-than-life leaders, what did they have in common, and why don't we have (m)any equal to...
| Dec 26, 2012
Dear Amy: My 19-year-old college daughter is prone to headaches and depression, so I always try and be careful about what I say to her so as not to add to her "problems." However, I have two issues that I have tried to address with her without success....
| Dec 16, 2012
Internet-centered technology has advanced to the point that smartphone apps and e-commerce sites seemingly sprout overnight. Indeed, many can be built inexpensively from off-the-shelf software in weeks. Scientific breakthroughs, however, often require...
| Feb 19, 2013
Can our facial expressions affect our mood and have an impact on those around us? According to Dr. Eric Finzi, author of the book "The Face of Emotion," they certainly can.
Finzi, a dermatological surgeon who spent nearly two decades researching...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Anthem Blue Cross is backing off a decision to require some policyholders to buy their prescription drugs from a single mail-order pharmacy — a requirement that the California attorney general's office said may be illegal.
| Feb 24, 2013
Even by the jaded standards of Illinois politics, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s spending spree with his campaign cash sounds breathtakingly shameless, partly because it sounds so senseless.
Back in the early 1980s, his father, the Rev. Jesse L....
| Feb 6, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Iris DeMent’s much-celebrated 2012 release, “Sing the Delta” (Flariella), marked the singer’s first album of new material in 16 years. But it was an album of old-timey gospel songs she essentially released for herself in 2004,...