RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Health

A collection of news and information related to Health published by this site and its partners.

Top Health Articles

Displaying items 89-99
  • Jeff Kent tries to remove foot from his cheek

    Jeff Kent tries to remove foot from his cheek
    I apologize. I got so rattled after hearing Jeff Kent criticize Vin Scully, I had Kent batting ahead of Manny Ramirez in paragraph one and behind him in paragraph two in Sunday's column. Don't know who told the 7-Eleven Kid, but she refused to go out...
  • Answers, not IOUs, for Social Security

    Whatever happened to Social Security? As the Democrats prepare to convene this week in Denver, and the Republicans gear up for their get-together in St. Paul, Minn., starting Sept. 1, precious little has been said about an issue that touches virtually...
  • Laboring harder, slipping behind

    Laboring harder, slipping behind
    Every day is Labor Day for Ruben Rangel. The 48-year-old Compton resident works most days from 1:30 to 9:30 p.m. as a baggage handler at Los Angeles International Airport. Then he changes clothes and pulls a shift as janitor at a Ralphs from midnight...
  • Medical pricing makes the head spin

    It began with a dizzy spell. Before long, though, what really had my head spinning was the inscrutable way that healthcare providers and insurers put a dollar value on medical services -- and how that leaves patients unable to determine a fair price for...
  • Too much contact at this Reunion

    The name of the game for social-networking websites such as MySpace and Facebook is to draw as many users as possible into the fold. Typically that's done by creating a community and features so irresistible that people feel they just have to join....
  • Carcinogen worries stick to food packaging

    Carcinogen worries stick to food packaging
    The next time you make some microwave popcorn or cook a frozen pizza, consider this: The packaging of many of these products contains a chemical that the Environmental Protection Agency considers potentially carcinogenic and wants businesses to...
  • Knocked up but not out

    When I was in high school during the Reagan years, teen pregnancy wasn't just taboo, it was the worst possible situation you could find yourself in. Equal parts personal tragedy and quasi-criminal act, getting knocked up (not to be confused with...
  • Britney's Law? Not so crazy

    Wouldn't it be something if the giants of mental healthcare reform in California turned out to be three men named Lanterman, Petris and Short -- and a pop singer by the name of Britney Spears? The first three were state legislators. More than 40 years...
  • Up a tree over dead cat's health plan

    Up a tree over dead cat's health plan
    When Sarah Harper took her cat, Pete, to Banfield, the Pet Hospital, she was encouraged to sign up for one of the company's "optimum wellness plans." For an enrollment fee of $69.95 and $16.95 in monthly payments, Harper was told, Pete would receive...
  • High-definition anxiety

    Say what you will about society's shallow preoccupation with physical appearance, no one can accuse us of not sweating the details. Never was this more clear to me than a few years ago, when I visited a "laser spa" at a dermatologist's office in the...
  • News from the Department of Depression

    Misery really does love company. How else to explain our endless fascination with studies about why it's so much easier to worry than be happy? In the last few years, researchers have provided us with all manner of mood-related news, much of which has...