| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Welcome to October, the official Breast Cancer Awareness Month — and the unofficial breast cancer marketing month.
Pink is the new green, and we’ve seen what happens to that. Green-brag has found its way everywhere. The name for a...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:26 PM
There is perhaps no better metaphor for the painful relationship between patients and our for-profit healthcare system than the fact that Anthem Blue Cross thinks you don't need anesthesia for a colonoscopy.
It's not "medically necessary," the insurer...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:15 AM
When Suzanne Somers blurted out this week on TV that she and her husband are having sex several times a day, squeamish viewers might have cringed. But to students of the Somers ouevre, this was just another example of her pop-cultural brilliance.
| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Has your doctor ever advised you to use sunscreen? Chances are, the answer is no.
In fact, out of 18.3 billion doctor visits over nearly 21 years, sunscreen was recommended to patients only 12.83 million times, a new study finds. That works out to...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Approximately 3,020 cancers could be prevented each year if doctors were more judicious about ordering CT scans for kids, according to a new study.
A CT scan is essentially a series of X-rays combined to give physicians a three-dimensional view of a...
| May 13, 2013
| 2:43 PM
WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans have opened a new line of attack on President Obama's healthcare law, charging that the administration has improperly sought help from the healthcare industry and other outside groups to implement the...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:19 PM
After finding a lump in her breast, Laura Wells had to wait nearly six months before getting a confirmed diagnosis of cancer.
The 46-year-old Costa Mesa woman was uninsured and working part-time when she discovered the lump in 2007. She worked for...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 3:52 PM
After producing documentaries about the history of baseball, the Civil War, jazz and a variety of other topics, Ken Burns is turning his attention to cancer.
Burns will be teaming up with Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Angelina Jolie was "heroic" for undergoing a preventive double mastectomy, her fiance, Brad Pitt, said Tuesday after she wrote an op-ed piece revealing her decision and describing the mastectomy process, which began in February.
| May 14, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy because of a rare gene she and relatives carry speaks to the importance of knowing your family’s history with cancer, the American Cancer Society said.
In an op-ed in the New York Times ...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Stephen Covey, author of the book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," died months after a devastating bicycle accident....