Alan Zarembo

Writer

Alan Zarembo is an assistant foreign editor. He has also been a projects and investigative reporter with a focus on medicine, science and the military. Prior to joining the Los Angeles Times in 2003, he was the Mexico City bureau chief for Newsweek magazine and a freelance journalist based in central Africa. He is graduate of Dartmouth College, a former Knight Fellow at Stanford University and a winner of the Livingston Award for International Reporting.

Recent Articles

  • VA may be saving veterans from suicide

    VA may be saving veterans from suicide

    Military veterans who receive healthcare through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs commit suicide at lower rates than those outside the system, according to government data. VA researchers said the data suggest that the agency’s suicide prevention programs are working for veterans who use...

  • Suicide rate of female military veterans is called 'staggering'

    Suicide rate of female military veterans is called 'staggering'

    New government research shows that female military veterans commit suicide at nearly six times the rate of other women, a startling finding that experts say poses disturbing questions about the backgrounds and experiences of women who serve in the armed forces. Their suicide rate is so high that...

  • Two Southwest Airlines jets clip wings on tarmac at Burbank airport

    Two Southwest Airlines jets clipped wings Saturday morning as one plane was being pushed back from the terminal at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, airport and airline officials said. Nobody was injured and the two Boeing 737s were taken out of service for inspection. Passengers were being moved to...

  • Doctor with revoked license continues to sell unproven stem cell treatments

    Doctor with revoked license continues to sell unproven stem cell treatments

    Last fall, two decades after Malibu psychiatrist William Rader began selling unproven stem cell treatments to desperate patients with incurable conditions, California authorities permanently revoked his medical license for negligence, false or misleading advertising and professional misconduct....

  • San Bernardino offers plan to emerge from bankruptcy

    San Bernardino offers plan to emerge from bankruptcy

    The city of San Bernardino hopes to emerge from bankruptcy by making retirees cover more of their healthcare, contracting out firefighting and garbage services, and paying pension bond holders 1% of the $50 million it owes them. Those are the highlights of a plan prepared by city leaders and released...

  • Deals between National Guard and NFL cause a stir

    Deals between National Guard and NFL cause a stir

    At halftime of each home game last season, the New England Patriots invited a soldier on the field to honor the troops. Dressed in camouflage, they smiled and waved to the crowd during the feel-good moment. However, the "True Patriot" program wasn't simply patriotism. It was part of a $225,000...

  • FDA forces UCLA researchers to stop touting experimental dementia scan

    FDA forces UCLA researchers to stop touting experimental dementia scan

    The federal government has forced two UCLA researchers to stop making promotional claims about an experimental brain scan they hope to commercialize as a test for Alzheimer’s disease, long-term damage from traumatic brain injuries and other neurological conditions. The website for their fledgling...

  • Ex-troops with highest suicide risk often don't qualify for mental care

    Ex-troops with highest suicide risk often don't qualify for mental care

    The largest study to date of recent military and veteran suicides has identified two high-risk groups of former troops who are generally ineligible for the psychiatric care afforded to all others who served: those forced out of the military for misconduct and those who enlisted but were quickly...

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