| Jan 23, 2012
| 9:11 AM
Sen. Mark Kirk was hospitalized after suffering a stroke over the weekend and underwent surgery Monday in Chicago, his office said.
According to a statement, Kirk, 52, checked himself in to Lake Forest Hospital in the Chicago area on Saturday, where...
| Jan 24, 2012
Bingham Ray, the co-founder of October Films, one of the top independent film distribution companies of the 1990s, and a former president of United Artists who was a leading force in independent films for more than two decades, died Monday. He was 57....
| Sep 20, 2012
| 1:37 PM
Anthem Blue Cross wants people to eat better. And to help its members make more healthful food choices, the insurance giant is sending out money-saving coupons.
For ice cream.
And processed sandwich meat.
And mayonnaise. And canned vegetables.
| Aug 16, 2012
Veteran actress played Clark Kent's mother
Phyllis Thaxter, 92, an actress who had an active film career in the 1940s and '50s and capped it with her portrayal of Clark Kent's mother in the 1978 version of "Superman," died Tuesday at...
| Sep 13, 2012
It sounds futuristic, but telemedicine — the use of telecommunications technologies to diagnose and treat patients — has been hotly anticipated at least since 1993, when the American Telemedicine Assn. was established.
But in the last two...
| Sep 13, 2012
Inside the human skull lies a 3-pound mystery. The brain — a command center composed of tens of billions of branching neurons — controls who we are, what we do and how we feel.
"It's the most amazing information structure anybody has ever...
| May 17, 2011
| 11:02 PM
Children taking stimulant medications to quell symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a very low risk of suffering heart attack, stroke or sudden, unexplained death, and the probability that they will suffer such a crisis ...
| May 5, 2011
| 4:00 PM
The rupture of a brain aneurysm is a relatively rare event but, as it causes bleeding in the brain, that event is a potentially devastating one. Now researchers have attempted to identify possible triggers for such ruptures, also known as hemorrhagic...
| May 10, 2011
| 2:49 PM
Heart patients who used common pain relievers called NSAIDs even briefly are at much higher risk of having a repeat heart attack or of dying than those who stay away from the drugs, which include such widely used over-the-counter medications as...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 12:44 PM
For those lucky enough to have the first signs of a stroke recognized by friends or family, things often get very quiet very quickly as 911 calls are made, gurneys are wheeled in and tests are conducted. University of California Irvine neuroscientist...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 4:18 PM
Compared with uncaffeinated women, those who drank the equivalent of four or more cups of coffee a day are more likely to drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes and less likely to volunteer their time in church or community groups. But a new study finds...