| Aug 12, 2012
| 12:41 PM
David Rakoff, a humorist whose cynical outlook on life and culture earned him the 2011 Thurber Prize for American Humor, died Thursday in New York City after a long illness. He was 47.
The statement from Doubleday and Anchor Books announcing his death...
| Apr 24, 2012
George B. Rathmann, a far-sighted entrepreneur whose small team of talented scientists created two blockbuster drugs that helped turn his upstart Thousand Oaks firm, Amgen Inc., into the world's most successful biotech company, died Sundayat his Palo Alto...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 8:34 PM
Sounds strange, I know. But I hope you never have reason to meet Dr. Noah Federman, who makes his living saving children's lives.
Extraordinary guy. Take all the athletes I've met in more than 40 years and this is my hero, even though he has to admit,...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Dwight Howard and Chris Paul have big decisions to make about where they might play next year, maybe changing their lives forever.
I know what that's like.
I was in the seminary, and had I not made out with Sandy in front of the Our Lady of Fatima...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Jesús García saw no reason to be afraid of death.
"It's not good to fear anything," he once said. "Death is always around, but you've got to laugh at death."
After leaving the hospital that afternoon in early May, he boarded the bus at Vermont and...
| Nov 13, 2012
It's understandable that car insurance rates can change when you move. One neighborhood might have more accidents or burglaries than another.
But health insurance?
Joan Swope, 62, moved recently from Cathedral City, just down the road from Palm Springs,...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Andy Williams has bladder cancer. Singer Andy Williams' bladder cancer was reported late last week, and he confirmed the report onstage in Branson, Missouri, on Saturday during his "2011 Andy Williams Christmas Show."...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 4:36 AM
Latin America Venezuela: Several Latin America leaders past and present are coping with cancer, although Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez may have the most serious case of all...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Giuliana Rancic has had her double mastectomy and is "doing really well," according to husband Bill Rancic, who got to help pick out the new look that will come with her reconstructive surgery. Giuliana Rancic discovered her breast cancer after a...
| Jul 9, 2011
Former First Lady Betty Ford, who captivated the nation with her unabashed candor and forthright discussion of her personal battles with breast cancer, prescription drug addiction and alcoholism, has died. She was 93.
Ford died Friday at the Eisenhower...
| Apr 29, 2010
| 5:15 PM
The Food and Drug Administration approved a new immune-boosting therapy for prostate cancer on Thursday, the first therapeutic vaccine for cancer ever approved by the agency. The approval opens the door to a whole new approach to cancer therapy, adding...