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  • Wilson Greatbatch dies at 92; inventor of first practical implantable pacemaker

    Wilson Greatbatch dies at 92; inventor of first practical implantable pacemaker
    While building an oscillator to record heart sounds, Wilson Greatbatch made a fortuitous mistake in the late 1950s. After he grabbed the wrong resistor from a box and plugged it in, the unit gave off a startlingly familiar, uneven electrical pulse. "I...
  • Consumer Confidential: Soda warning; free Chick-fil-A meals

     
    Public-health advocates are calling on Americans to go easy on the soda. A coalition of health and consumer groups would like to see Americans reduce their consumption to three cans per week. And fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is giving away breakfasts to...
  • Bernadine Healy dies at 67; doctor led Red Cross relief efforts after 9/11

    Bernadine Healy dies at 67; doctor led Red Cross relief efforts after 9/11
    Dr. Bernadine Healy, a hard-charging cardiologist and educator who was the first woman to lead the National Institutes of Health and later commanded American Red Cross relief efforts after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, died Saturday at her home in Gates...
  • Dr. Max Harry Weil dies at 84: pioneer in critical care

    Dr. Max Harry Weil dies at 84: pioneer in critical care
    Dr. Max Harry Weil, an influential pioneer of critical-care medicine and the founding president of the Weil Institute of Critical Care Medicine in Rancho Mirage, has died. He was 84. Weil died of prostate cancer July 29 at his home in Rancho Mirage, said...
  • Potatoes can add plenty to waistline

    Potatoes can add plenty to waistline
    Public Enemy No. 1 in America's battle of the bulge isn't cupcakes, soda or double bacon cheeseburgers. It's the simple potato, according to Harvard University researchers. Daily consumption of an extra serving of spuds — French fries, crispy...
  • Jamie Oliver: 'Food Revolution' goes to the lunch ladies for support

     
    With the brass ring of the Los Angeles schools out of his reach, activist chef Jamie Oliver shows off some smaller successes in Friday night's episode of "Food Revolution" on ABC. And he sets viewers up for the series finale,......
  • ADHD meds OK for kids' hearts, study says

    ADHD meds OK for kids' hearts, study says
    Children taking stimulant medications to quell symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a very low risk of suffering heart attack, stroke or sudden, unexplained death, and the probability that they will suffer such a crisis ...
  • NSAIDs following a heart attack greatly increase risk of a repeat heart attack, and death

    Heart patients who used common pain relievers called NSAIDs even briefly are at much higher risk of having a repeat heart attack or of dying than those who stay away from the drugs, which include such widely used over-the-counter medications as...
  • 'Celebrity Apprentice' recap: Three hours later, three feuding stars fizzle out

     
    Three hours of "Celebrity Apprentice" and three contestants went home: NeNe Leakes sent herself packing, going home instead of going hard; La Toya Jackson, getting fired for a second time this season; and in a beautiful moment of reality TV justice,...
  • Jamie Oliver hits the road

    Jamie Oliver hits the road
    In a downtown parking lot sits one of the most impressive things that Jamie Oliver, the chef-activist-TV personality, has brought to Los Angeles for his "Food Revolution" television show: a red-and-khaki-striped big rig tricked out as a traveling...
  • Deconstructing 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar': Excellent food choices, portion control needs work

    Deconstructing 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar': Excellent food choices, portion control needs work
    Eric Carle's famous book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" has become a foot soldier (well, a many-footed soldier) in the war against child obesity. The storybook character, beloved by parents and children since he emerged from an egg -- pop! -- on a...