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L.A. NOWFuneral services will be held Monday for state Sen. Jenny Oropeza (D-Long Beach), who died Wednesday after a lengthy illness. The services, which are open to the public, will begin at 1 p.m. in the Church of Our Fathers at......
Jenny Oropeza, a Democratic state senator whose battle with cancer five years ago drove her to sponsor laws protecting public health and the environment, died Wednesday evening at a hospital in her hometown of Long Beach. She was 53. Oropeza had been...
Have you ever thought of using a folding chair when performing abdominal crunches? Try it. You'll find that it's a comfortable way to focus on contracting your abs without feeling pressure on your back. -- Karen Voight 1Place an open-back chair or...
Yuzuro Yamamoto (not his real name) was a quiet Japanese man who knew only a handful of words in English, despite 30 years in America. He was a sturdy manual laborer, but over the last three weeks had been feeling weak. One hand on the abdomen was all it...
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L.A. UnleashedAs anyone who's ever loved and lost a pet knows, dealing with the grief that comes with the death of a furry friend is heart-wrenching. Our colleague Diane Pucin is a sports writer by trade and a pet lover at......
Booster ShotsDoctors and patients are still grappling with the notion that when it comes to cancer screening, more isn't always better. A reader from West Springfield, Mass., offered to share this cautionary tale of what happened to her when a routine......
Booster ShotsSomething about the holidays compels people to write lists. Maybe that's why we've been bombarded lately with "five things" pitches that consist of five tips and tricks to get or stay healthy through the holidays--you know, de-stress, avoid the 5-pound......
L.A. NOWAmong Southland doctors and nurses aiding Haitian earthquake relief efforts today is Dr. Henri Ford. As chief of surgery at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Ford helped Dr. Demetrios Demetriades organize a team of 10 trauma specialists from the Keck...
Booster ShotsThe weight can creep up on you. One day you realize your waistline is not as trim as it once was. Youâve got a little belly going where you once were flat and firm. Or maybe itâs not so little.......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterGlacier National Park, Mont. — Johan looked up. Jenna was running toward him. She had yelled something, he wasn't sure what. Then he saw it. The open mouth, the tongue, the teeth, the flattened ears. Jenna ran right past him, and it struck him ...
Special to The TimesSOMETIMES MY work as a doctor feels like a regular three-ring circus. Three rings under the big top, each with something compelling going on. You dare not take your eyes off ring No. 1 for fear of missing something. But the lion tamer is strolling into...
Times Staff WriterIt started with a terrible dream: Cyrus Tehrani had died. At the funeral, his wife and six children wept over his outsized coffin. That nightmare jolted Joe Guarderas awake. He knew that if his best friend Cyrus, 34, didn't take drastic action, the dream...
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