| May 2, 2013
| 4:15 PM
The Better Business Bureau wants you to know that it's cleaned up its act in Los Angeles.
The organization reached out to me this week to say that a new operation is up and running after the old BBB of the Southland was expelled in March after years...
| Apr 23, 2013
Barbara Butkus bought an airline ticket in November to fly from Palm Springs to Washington, D.C., a month later for a family reunion.
Just to be on the safe side, Butkus, 80, also bought travel insurance while booking her flight through Orbitz, the...
| Feb 2, 2013
You've heard about the "Wheat Belly" diet, right? Well, technically, it doesn't exist.
Dr. William Davis points out that the word "diet" does not appear on either the cover of his bestselling "Wheat Belly" book published in 2011 or on the follow-up,...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 9:32 AM
An entrant in the annual Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon died during its swimming portion in the frigid waters of San Francisco Bay. The event Sunday was held three months earlier than usual and under much colder conditions, the San Francisco......
| Oct 6, 2012
The digital doctor will see you now. Just pull out your smartphone.
Want to track your blood pressure? Make checking your pulse as easy as saying "cheese"? Figure out your eyeglasses prescription or diagnose an ear infection?
"The smartphone is...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 4:34 PM
On the morning of July 10, attorney Jerald Gale was reading an e-mail in his office on the 20th floor of a Koreatown high-rise. That's the last thing the 58-year-old husband, father and avid cyclist remembers before losing consciousness.
| Sep 13, 2012
Genes make us who we are — in sickness and in health. We get our genetic makeup from our parents, of course, but in the future, we might be getting genes from our doctors too. Imagine your doctor promising to cure your cancer or heart disease by...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 9:14 PM
Jean Harris, the onetime headmistress of an elite girls' school whose trial in the fatal 1980 shooting of the celebrity diet doctor who jilted her generated front-page headlines and national debates about whether she was a feminist martyr or vengeful...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Andrew Fabella, are you out there?
Please report to post-op at Keck Hospital of USC early Monday morning.
I'm coming back to have the other knee done.
That's right, folks, I'm kicking off the new year by getting a partial right knee replacement...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 7:50 PM
Antidepressants, now the third-most commonly prescribed class of drugs in the United States, are routinely offered to patients with vague complaints of fatigue, pain and malaise but who are not classified as suffering from a mental disorder by the...
| May 17, 2011
| 11:02 PM
Children taking stimulant medications to quell symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a very low risk of suffering heart attack, stroke or sudden, unexplained death, and the probability that they will suffer such a crisis ...