| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Medicare Fraud: A medical doctor who ran a clinic in the San Fernando Valley pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of health care fraud in which he bilked the federal Medicare social insurance program out of more than $3 million, the United States...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:30 PM
When Dr. Amir Abolhoda recently performed robot-assisted lung cancer surgery at UC Irvine Medical Center — the first procedure of its kind in Orange County — it marked the latest leap in the fast-evolving field of robotics.
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Robotic surgery was initially developed to target prostate cancer — and today four in five prostectomies are performed by this revolutionary system, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Although robotics — the pioneering da Vinci...
| Nov 5, 2011
Wyatt Knight, 56, an actor best known for portraying Tommy Turner in the three "Porky's" films, committed suicide Oct. 25 in Maui, said Eileen O'Farrell, a family spokeswoman.
An autopsy determined that Knight died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound,...
| Dec 6, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova embarked Monday on her attempt to summit Tanzania's Mt. Kilimanjaro in an effort to raise funds for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, a charity helping disadvantaged youth worldwide through sports-based projects. The...
| Jun 25, 2010
| 4:32 PM
If I only had time to ask one question of Levon Helm, the laconic heart and soul of the Band, it would probably be -- so what the hell happened between you and Robbie Robertson? As anyone who has followed......
| Mar 17, 2011
| 2:00 PM
UCLA professor Keisuke Iwamoto answered reader questions about the dangers of radiation exposure in a live Web chat Thursday.
Iwamoto, a faculty member at UCLA's Division of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, studies radiation exposure and how it can...
| Mar 20, 2011
The Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank has ushered in a new era in cancer care for Californians. The Cancer Center brings together some of the most advanced technology in radiation oncology...
| Mar 28, 2011
I am now almost finished with my journey of medical treatment for breast cancer. I have been given examinations, explanations and expectations; I have gone through and successfully recovered from surgery; I have just completed a schedule of radiation...
| Jul 27, 2010
| 9:39 AM
About three-quarters of men with low-risk prostate tumors that can safely be ignored for months or years receive aggressive treatment, despite the risk of complications, researchers reported Monday. The findings, published in the Archives of Internal...
| Jan 3, 2011
| 7:42 PM
Surgeons make different choices in how they excise abnormal cells that are an early precursor to a breast cancer called ductal carcinoma, or DCIS. And surgeons make a wide range of recommendations on whether a woman diagnosed with DCIS should receive...