| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:24 AM
After spending much of July in critical condition with congestive heart failure and a stroke, country singer Randy Travis has finally left the hospital.
The 54-year-old country star was admitted to the hospital in Plano, Texas, after suffering from ...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Things are looking up a bit for Randy Travis, his doctors said Monday in a video press conference.
The country star, who had been heavily sedated since surgery Wednesday to reduce stroke-induced pressure on his brain, is still in critical condition...
| Jul 5, 2013
Re "CDC cites overuse of drugs for pain," July 3
As a gynecologist who has been treating women with pain for more than 40 years, I disagree with Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who categorically states...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 10:00 AM
By Kari Howard
I was introduced to one of this week’s bands, Balmorhea, in a video for a song called “Pyrakantha.” If I needed an excuse, the short film made me fall in love with Los Angeles again.
Showing a skateboarder making his...
| Jan 7, 2013
It was nearly a year ago that Philip Browning was named head of Los Angeles County's Department of Children and Family Services. He accepted the post with some reluctance — the department has a history of controversy, and has been battered again and...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Adolf Baguma, a Ugandan orphan unable to walk on his severely burned legs, got an incredible gift this year: Well-wishers from the United States brought him to the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles. After two surgeries, Baguma's legs are......
| 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...
| May 5, 2013
| 4:22 PM
For more than two decades, Wanda Remo has battled one illness after another. Asthma, chronic lung disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, depression, chronic pain, strokes. Specialists treat her lungs, her heart and her joints.
| Apr 20, 2013
Even the most jaded fitness aficionados (of which L.A. has plenty) would have to admit Santa Monica's exclusive new Iobella studio resembles nothing else they've seen before.
With its Plexiglas heated workout pods and triple-oxygen spa cabins, it is...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 5:06 PM
An Orange County pain specialist already in the spotlight over deaths from prescription medications has racked up another patient overdose death.
The coroner has ruled that Wayne Oviatt died in January of a mix of prescription drugs, including morphine,...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 8:12 PM
The country was in the grip of a polio epidemic in the 1950s when orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jacquelin Perry began performing spinal surgeries in Downey that helped paralyzed survivors of the disease regain mobility.
When some of the same patients...