| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:35 PM
People use wireless technology to communicate, game and entertain. USC's Center for Body Computing asks why not use that same tech to get fit or manage a health condition? At the center's annual conference, innovators presented ways in which health...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The era of scheduling an appointment and waiting for your doctor or physical therapist to explain your vital signs is coming to an end. "I call it wireless medicine," says cardiologist Eric J. Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute...
| Nov 19, 2013
According to two respected medical organizations, up to twice as many of us — nearly a third of all adults — should be taking statins to avoid heart attack and stroke. But statins, the potent cholesterol-lowering medications of which Lipitor...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:36 PM
Some of the nation's most influential cardiologists are challenging new recommendations that would greatly expand the number of Americans taking a statin medication to reduce their chances of a heart attack or stroke.
The guidelines issued last week...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The next time you take a coffee break, you might want to consider a triple espresso. The extra caffeine may reduce your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.
A study presented Wednesday at the American Heart Assn.’s Scientific Sessions...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:05 PM
MEXICO CITY -- Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s fiery leftist leader, suffered a heart attack early Tuesday and was hospitalized in stable condition, doctors said.
Lopez Obrador, a two-time presidential contender, former mayor of Mexico...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:42 PM
It was a fundraiser for a venerable Crenshaw-area jazz establishment at risk of going under. But the aging musicians, outré artists and dreadlocked activists gathered to help at Leimert Park were an emblem of the venue's problems.
They lined up for a...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:44 PM
So-called concierge medicine — doctors asking their patients to pay an extra fee just to remain under their care — has been around for a while.
It's an offensive idea, but I get it, especially when it comes to family practitioners who look...
| Sep 26, 2013
Re "Full access to a medical specialist? It'll cost you," Column, Sept. 24
David Lazarus misses the target. The medical marketplace is not about having the right mix of Corollas, Cadillacs or Bentleys. The concierge movement in medicine — in which...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Mary Southwick was 34 when she developed pain on the bottom of one foot. After seeing a neurologist who said she had a nerve injury caused by dancing, she developed thrombophlebitis and was admitted to the hospital. An intern underdosed her heparin (blood...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Actor James Gandolfini’s death at age 51 from an apparent cardiac arrest while in Rome shocked fans and friends alike. But sudden cardiac arrest, a misunderstood term, is all too common, cardiologists say.
The "Sopranos" actor was taken from his...