| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:41 PM
The number of Americans taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs is set to double under new guidelines unveiled Tuesday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Assn.
The goal of prescribing statins to as many as 70 million people is...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:10 AM
For many women, the end of fertility--and the sharp drop in circulating estrogen and progesterone that comes with it-- is a time of forgotten keys, tip-of-the-tongue moments with names and words, and a malaise that can morph into all-out depression....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:52 PM
Doc Rivers interrupted a reporter when the name Hedo Turkoglu came up.
"How do you pronounce his name?" the Clippers' coach asked. "Because I need to get used to that."
For the record, it's HEE-doh TURK-ah-lou.
Clippers broadcaster Ralph Lawler...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Two days after the California Department of Public Health released its new form requiring parents who want to exempt their kids from required vaccinations to speak with a doctor, an association of public health officers is voicing concern over an option...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:22 AM
The Food and Drug Administration has asked doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to stop giving patients high-dose acetaminophen, the active ingredient in the popular pain-reliever Tylenol.
Pills, capsules, tablets, syrups...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:28 PM
The father of a homeless man who died after a violent encounter with Fullerton police said the district attorney failed to “humanize” his son to the jury that acquitted two officers in the 2011 incident.
Speaking at his attorney’s...
| Jan 5, 2014
My brother John called me last summer to tell me that he had finally figured out our family secret. I was his mother, he said.
I am not, of course.
My brother is 38 years old, but I will always think of him as he was in his early 20s, when he was...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Are you among the more than 70 million American adults who should be discussing the possibility of statin therapy with a physician to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke? For many, the answer may come as a surprise.
Getting that answer is...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:45 PM
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved U.S. marketing of the drug dapagliflozin, the second of a new class of medications that aim to improve glycemic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes. The drug will be marketed under the name...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:22 PM
The search for an HIV vaccine has taken an important step forward after researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla managed to capture molecular images of a protein spike that allows the deadly virus to invade human immune cells to hack...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 12:40 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Bob Filner's former fiancee, in a letter to the judge who sentenced Filner, said the ex-mayor is "a hard working man now dedicated to achieving personal health, harmony and peace."
Bronwyn Ingram, once described by Filner as "San Diego's...