Health & Wellness

10 things doctors want you to know about lung cancer. (

How to avoid migraine triggers at work (slideshow). (

Things pregnant women need to know about the Zika virus (

When does sadness become depression? (

Coping with the emotions of menopause (

Incarceration nation - The U.S. has ony 5 percent of the world’s population - but 25 percent of its prisoners. A new report looks at why America leads the world in locking up its citizens, many of whom suffer mental illnesses, and what can be done to fix the system. (American Psychological Association)

Defending animal research - a Q/A with Dr. J. David Jentsch of UCLA about the harassment he and other researchers endure, and why he continues with his work nonetheless. (American Psychological Association)

Why we cry: What new research shows about the psychology of tears. (American Psychological Association)

Therapists often cry during therapy sessions - but few know what to do when it happens. (American Psychological Association)

Breast milk banks can save lives and make a difference for adoptive moms. (Chicago Tribune)

She nearly died from a bad flu: One woman's devastating encounter with H1N1 flu. (

Baby sign languageResearchers are discovering that babies can communicate using sign language before they learn to speak (Chicago Tribune)

Chemotherapy treatment: One woman's story: What to expect from chemotherapy for breast cancer. (

A revaccination choice: Woman undergoes bone marrow transplant, must have all childhood immunizations re-done. (

A stroke of insight: Jill Bolte-Taylor was a healthy, 37-year-old neuroanatomist at Harvard when she suffered a massive stroke -- and recovered well enough to write about it. (Neurology Now)

The aging of anorexia: Eating disorders affect middle-aged (and older) women, not just teens, though treatment often is aimed exclusively at younger patients (Chicago Tribune)

Selective mutism: When children refuse to speak, it's sometimes more than just shyness or stubbornness -- it's a little-known disorder that can be treated if caught early enough (Chicago Tribune)

CHIP helps a city lose weight: An innovative low-fat lifestyle campaign kicks off in a burgers-and-fries, blue-collar Midwest town, hoping to be a blueprint for nationwide success, (Chicago Tribune)

Childhood obesity: So many kids are overweight today that it's being called a crisis and an epidemic. What can be done? This series looks at solutions (Knight-Ridder Tribune, national distribution)

Autopsy video: A California filmmaker is fascinated by the autopsy process and makes a graphic video showing one, though response is not always what he had hoped (Chicago Tribune)

Heart puts teen's future on hold: An Illinois teenager living with late-stage cardiomyopathy awaits a transplant (Rockford Register Star)

Telemedicine: Virtual reality technology creates opportunities for long-distance doctoring (

© Lorna Collier 2014