| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:26 PM
There is perhaps no better metaphor for the painful relationship between patients and our for-profit healthcare system than the fact that Anthem Blue Cross thinks you don't need anesthesia for a colonoscopy.
It's not "medically necessary," the insurer...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Get a flu shot to ward off a case of influenza, and as an added bonus you’ll reduce your risk of a heart attack, stroke or other type of unpleasant “cardiovascular event,” a new study finds.
For some time, researchers have suspected...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:00 PM
It’s official: Breathing dirty air causes lung cancer.
The World Health Organization on Thursday declared air pollution a human carcinogen like tobacco smoke, asbestos and arsenic, calling it a leading cause of cancer deaths globally.
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Valerie Harper, diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in January and given three to six months to live, has defied the odds and as of June was close to remission, the actress and her doctor revealed Thursday morning on the "Today" show.
| Aug 17, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Jerry Remy, a former major league player and Boston Red Sox broadcaster, issued a statement detailing his "disgust and remorse" a day after his son pleaded not guilty to charges he murdered his girlfriend.
Remy's son Jared allegedly stabbed to death...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Jared Remy, the son of former Angels and Boston Red Sox second baseman Jerry Remy, was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of stabbing his girlfriend Jennifer Martel to death in Waltham, Mass.
Jared Remy is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on murder...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:59 PM
In a draft recommendation, the federal government recommends annual lung cancer screening for people who don’t have symptoms but are at high risk for the disease that is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.
The U.S. Preventive Services...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Ronald L. Motley, a crusading plaintiff's lawyer who took on the asbestos industry before targeting tobacco companies in a landmark victory for the anti-smoking movement that brought the biggest civil settlement in U.S. history, died Thursday in...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:58 PM
Budget director under President Carter
Bert Lance, 82, a Georgia banker and ally of former President Carter who served as his first budget director before departing amid a high-profile investigation of his banking activities, died...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Sean Sasser, who became an unlikely pioneer of gay marriage during the 1994 telecast of MTV's "Real World: San Francisco," has died.
Sasser, who was 44, suffered from a rare form of lung cancer, according to UPI.
"We will miss u so much," Judd Winick,...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:00 PM
When Natalie Cole and Chucho Valdés share a bill Wednesday night at the Hollywood Bowl, it will mark a long-delayed reunion of two languages and two musical dynasties.
More than half a century ago, on the eve of the Cuban Revolution, Cole's father,...