| Jun 28, 2013
| 3:51 PM
The 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who underwent a double lung transplant received a second set of lungs three days after the first set failed, her family said Friday.
In a Facebook update, Sarah Murnaghan’s mother said her daughter’s...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Curtis Tarr, the director of the U.S. Selective Service System who altered the lottery for the draft during the Vietnam War to make the process more random, died June 21 of pneumonia at his home in Walnut Creek, Calif. He was 88.
His death was confirmed...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 11:54 AM
You hear him before you see him.
The melodic baritone drifts through the sterile corridors of Valencia’s Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
The sound surprises no one. Most have gotten used to hearing Jared Axen, a registered nurse, who...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:21 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The health of former President Nelson Mandela, already critical, has deteriorated further in the past two days, according to a government official Thursday, as the nation prepared for his death.
As Mandela spent his 20th...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 11:28 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South African President Jacob Zuma will visit the ailing Nelson Mandela in a Pretoria hospital, his spokesman said Monday, adding that this would be done discreetly "at the appropriate time."
A statement from the president'...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:18 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Nelson Mandela passed his fourth day under intensive care Tuesday in a Pretoria hospital in serious but stable condition, according to a statement Tuesday by the South African presidency.
The statement offered little new...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 8:11 PM
Champion golfer with unusual swing
Miller Barber, 82, a golfer with a unique swing who made the most combined starts on the PGA and Champions tours, died Tuesday. The PGA Tour announced his death but did not provide details.
| Jun 9, 2013
| 9:34 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Former President Nelson Mandela remained in serious but stable condition in a hospital Sunday as South Africans in churches around the country prayed for him.
There was no update on his condition from South Africa’s...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:12 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Former South African president Nelson Mandela spent his third day under intensive care in a Pretoria hospital Monday, with no improvement in his condition reported.
"His condition is unchanged," a government statement said,...
| May 15, 2013
If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...
| May 7, 2013
Dancer helped popularize modern ballet in U.S.
Frederic Franklin, 98, a British-born dancer who helped popularize modern ballet in the United States, died Saturday at a Manhattan, N.Y., hospital of complications from pneumonia,...