Can a personality test help me manage my emotions during the pandemic?
You can lead a person out of the food desert, but you can’t make them eat healthy. For that, you need the once-hallowed field of home economics and consumer science, which is due for a comeback.
A new report shows Chicago to be a bad place to live in terms of health care access, cost, and results. But much depends on where in Chicago you live, and the biggest gaps are on the far south side.
A study of female public-housing residents who moved to low-poverty neighborhoods—based on a HUD experiment that arose out of Chicago’s famous Gautreaux project—finds that the women were less likely to suffer from obesity and diabetes than the control group.
This week has brought several excellent pieces in the papers and on the radio about mental illness and community services in a time of fiscal austerity. Here’s a browse through it, and some context.
New treatments, tactics, and technologies have inaugurated a new era in the battle against an affliction that in the past left far too many people disabled—or dead
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Kids at a South Side charter school craft a trio of short films, including one titled “How to Use a Condom.”