| Dec 13, 2009
| 9:32 PM
RenÃ©e Fleming, Americaâs beloved soprano, has gotten more interesting. Her luscious, creamy voice has taken on a gritty edge, while her range of repertory has become increasingly adventuresome. In a recital sponsored by Los Angeles Opera on Saturday at...
| Nov 2, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Benlysta, a new drug designed specifically to treat systemic lupus erythematosus, commonly called simply lupus, has passed a second clinical trial, paving the way for it to become the first new treatment approved for lupus in 50 years. Its maker,......
| Nov 3, 2009
| 9:32 PM
Abusing anabolic steroids can carry numerous health risks. In a new study of bodybuilders who abused the substance, a link may have been found between that misuse and serious kidney problems. In a study presented recently to the annual meeting......
| Feb 19, 2008
PHOENIX -- In his first public comments since the Mitchell Report linked him to human growth hormones two months ago, former Dodger closer Eric Gagne apologized to his family, friends and new Milwaukee Brewer teammates today but stopped short of admitting...
| Mar 10, 2008
Finals week. The words conjure up a stream of crazed thoughts among the best of us. Hours spent staring at the library clock, Facebooking or reading that stupid paragraph over and over until it registers. College students are not supposed to have the...
| Feb 2, 2009
Last week, as the controversy over Joe Torre and Tom Verducci's "The Yankee Years" was ratcheting up, I got an e-mail from my brother, who, like me, is a lifelong New York Yankees fan. "As I understand it," he wrote, "Torre is saying NYY is a tough...
| Oct 1, 2008
SAN DIEGO -- Stepping up to the plate and hitting one out of the park is the consummate American fantasy. Our entire system is built on such a dream -- from schnook to big cheese with one swing of the bat.
This obsession with home runs, and the...
| May 30, 2008
Mention steroids and the images of vein-popping, muscle-bulging athletes raging toward illicit victory -- and, increasingly, controversial, high-profile government hearings -- spring to mind. One thing that might not seem immediately relevant is a typical...
| May 30, 2008
Sylvester Stallone, Hulk Hogan, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The 1980s saw an explosion of butt-kicking in America, observes Christopher Bell in the raucously funny and surprisingly insightful prologue to his debut documentary, "Bigger, Stronger, Faster*."...
| Jul 11, 2008
Helene Elliott's column, “China is poised to win medal race at Olympics," is probably right. But why does it matter?
Because it's always been about gold -- and silver and bronze -- at the Summer Olympic Games. This year is no different. Sure,...
| Jul 16, 2007
In my 45th year, I learned about life -- through my 12-year-old daughter's pain.
She was normal, happy, smart, beautiful and full of life until the day in February 2006 when she complained that her back hurt.
For two weeks, I thought it was normal...