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  • About 70 million Americans could take statins under new guidelines

    About 70 million Americans could take statins under new guidelines
    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...
  • The thinnest Americans are Asian Americans, CDC data show

    The thinnest Americans are Asian Americans, CDC data show
    Which Americans are least likely to be overweight or obese? Asian Americans, by a long shot. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that 38.6% of Asian American adults have a body mass index over 25, the threshold for...
  • Nausea, dizziness, fainting are most common theme park ailments

    Nausea, dizziness, fainting are most common theme park ailments
    Injuries and ailments from Southern California amusement park rides are rare. But when they do occur, the most common are fainting, nausea and dizziness. People are more likely to get sick or hurt on older attractions than on newer rides. And about 1 in...
  • Letters: Most ER visits are legitimate

    Re "Taking a pledge to stay safe," Column, Jan. 1 The vast majority of patients in emergency rooms seek care appropriately. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 92% of all emergency patients need treatment in two to 24...
  • Have health-related New Year's resolutions? These resources can help

    Have health-related New Year's resolutions? These resources can help
    After Dan Williamson unexpectedly landed in the hospital a year and a half ago and underwent heart surgery, his doctor told him that if he wanted to live a healthier life, he was going to have to lose weight. So the 58-year-old chief executive of...
  • Handshakes are germ bombs - embrace the fist bump!

    Handshakes are germ bombs - embrace the fist bump!
    There's a movement afoot to end handshaking. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 80% — 80%! — of all infections are transmitted by hands. That very well might explain why you are sick —- or recovering from...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Banshee' on Cinemax

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Banshee' on Cinemax
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 5 - 11, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------     SERIES The Carrie Diaries A big work...
  • The 50-year war on smoking

    The 50-year war on smoking
    The 1964 U.S. Surgeon General's report on smoking — the first official acknowledgment by the federal government that smoking kills — was an extraordinarily progressive document for its time. It swiftly led to a federal law that restricted...
  • Mother's killing drives daughter's quest for answers

    Mother's killing drives daughter's quest for answers
    When Alison Galvani graduated from kindergarten in the summer of 1982, her mother took her to the musical "Annie" to celebrate. Then they went to Golden Gate Park for a picnic, spreading out a sleeping bag with white and yellow egrets on a green...
  • Lung cancer rates down, with a narrowing gender gap

    Lung cancer rates down, with a narrowing gender gap
    Invasive lung cancer, still the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, claimed fewer lives over the five-year period ending in 2009, says a report issued Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Driven largely by the...
  • Widespread confusion over flu shot insurance benefits

    Widespread confusion over flu shot insurance benefits
    Wendell Morris stopped recently at a Rite Aid drugstore in Santa Monica to get a flu shot. A worker at the pharmacy said Morris' insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, didn't cover flu shots. So Morris paid about $30 out of pocket for the vaccination. He later...