| Apr 20, 2011
Norway's Grete Waitz almost gave up on competitive running before her 25th birthday.
Just in time, she found the marathon — or it found her when charismatic New York City Marathon director Fred Lebow invited Waitz to run his race in 1978.
| Jul 16, 2010
When an elderly Chicago couple were found buried alive in their debris-filled home recently, their plight became a public example of a poignant situation that faces millions of people: the inability to sort through and discard possessions, some of them...
| Jul 28, 2010
| 9:13 AM
| Mar 16, 2011
To stay or go. To trust government reassurances or heed more alarmist warnings on the Internet of radioactive clouds wafting over Tokyo. These are among the potentially life-altering questions being pondered by millions of Japanese in range of the...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 1:25 PM
As Maryland health officials prepare for nationwide health reform, the goal is clear: enrolling the state's estimated 800,000 uninsured residents. But finding them is a challenge.
There is no master list or map of the uninsured, who make up 14 percent...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:38 PM
For years, the Allentown Health Bureau would take anyone at its flu clinics — insured, uninsured, city resident, out-of-towner — because the overriding goal was to get as many people as possible vaccinated.
As the 2013-14 flu season looms,...
| Aug 21, 2013
A diverse standing-room only crowd packed Norfolk City Council chambers for an information session on the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act, known as Obamacare, on Monday night. In his third presentation in a week, U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby"...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:53 PM
ATLANTA (AP) — For many years, doctors have been wringing their hands as more and more U.S. children grew fat. Now, that may be changing, with the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity.
In 18 states, there were at least...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 6:10 PM
The Obama administration may have delayed a key provision of the Affordable Care Act concerning businesses last week, but another provision that would affect those businesses' employees — the mandate that they must have health insurance next year...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:45 PM
— About 550,000 people in Oregon do not have health insurance, and Aaron Karjala is confident the state's new online insurance exchange will be able to accommodate them when enrollment under President Barack Obama's health care reform begins on Oct....
| Jul 9, 2013
Can Obamacare be fixed?
That's the pressing question now that the Obama administration has admitted it cannot implement a key component of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 on the schedule that President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers set.