| Apr 26, 2010
Even if you're the kind who never reads a review before heading to the car lot or the movie theater, you probably want to know how your hospital stacks up before you walk through the door. You definitely wouldn't want to find out after the fact that...
| Apr 2, 2011
Country music singer-songwriter
Mel McDaniel, 68, a husky-voiced country music singer-songwriter who had a No. 1 hit with "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On," died of lung cancer Thursday at his home in Hendersonville, Tenn., the Grand Ole...
| Oct 17, 2011
These days, some surgeons have four arms and are made of metal and plastic.
Use of a robotic assistant called the Da Vinci Surgical System has quadrupled in the last four years, and the machine now helps with incisions and sutures in 2,000 hospitals...
| Jul 24, 2011
Dr. W. Grant Stevens calls it his fire and ice room. Stocked with lasers, skin-tightening devices, fat-zapping machines and, on a recent Wednesday, a 65-year-old woman named Helen, the brightly lighted corner of the Marina del Rey medical facility is a...
| Feb 20, 2012
You can give people all sorts of useful information, but that doesn't mean they'll use it.
Case in point: the Nutrition Facts panels inscribed on nearly every can, box, jug, carton and plastic wrapper in which food has been sold since 1994. These small,...
| Oct 30, 2009
| 4:32 AM
Lifestyle changes are the best way to stave off development of Type 2 diabetes, according to a 10-year followup of an innovative trial to prevent the disease in high-risk groups. The results are important because diabetes is a rapidly spreading......
| Nov 3, 2008
As you may have noticed from the supermarket tabloids -- admit it, you've looked -- all sorts of celebrities are still battling cellulite, that unflattering skin condition that can ruin Hollywood reputations while making big money for beach-side...
| Jan 31, 2008
Talk about heart-stopping games.
Studying medical records from the 2006 World Cup soccer tournament in Germany, researchers reported Wednesday that they found the rate of heart attacks for Munich-area residents more than doubled on days that the German...
| Apr 5, 2009
In 1964, when I was 14, a doctor suggested to my parents that I seemed likely to grow "too tall" for a woman. By that he meant that I would grow too tall to be happy, too tall to fit in, too tall to find a man.
Fortunately, he said, there was...
| Oct 16, 2009
| 9:19 PM
Dr. Mahlon Hoagland, who helped unravel the mystery of how cells build proteins by discovering a molecule that brings individual amino acids to growing protein chains and who spent the latter part of his career explaining biology to the public in a series...
| Oct 26, 2009
Simply put, diabetes is a contest between people and their blood. For people whose bodies don't produce enough insulin to manage their blood sugar, the goal is a normal blood score, achieved through a balancing act of lifestyle and medication....