| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:30 PM
An intense nationwide push to speed hospital treatment for heart attack patients has been a success, cutting by 20% the average time people waited before getting their clogged arteries opened between 2005 and 2009.
But in a twist cardiologists called...
| Aug 30, 2013
A few years ago, Kellogg Co. embarked on an ad campaign to convince parents that eating Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal would make star students of their children, with higher levels of attention and memory. "Clinical studies" — a revered term —...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:48 PM
President George W. Bush's successful heart surgery, which involved placement of a stent in a coronary artery, is performed roughly a million times a year nationwide, sometimes without even a night in the hospital, according to cardiologists.
| 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...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Country music star Randy Travis was hospitalized in Texas on Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy and is listed in critical condition, according to his website.
Viral cardiomyopathy is a form of heart disease in which the heart muscle becomes weakened due...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Experts expect that 400,000 or more U.S. veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will suffer from PTSD at some point. A new study suggests that they'll have more to worry about than a debilitating psychiatric condition — they could also be at...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:54 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court decision that Myriad Genetics cannot patent two genes linked to ovarian and breast cancer came as welcome relief to researchers whose work on BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes had been thwarted by legal challenges from the company.
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Three years after the Food and Drug Administration was taken to task for overlooking safety problems with the diabetes drug Avandia, a panel of FDA advisors met Wednesday to open a two-day review of the research that guided the agency's actions.
| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:06 PM
An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday voted to keep the diabetes drug Avandia on the market with a slate of restrictions on its use, and suggested that although evidence of the drug's safety problems may have been overblown,...