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  • Services for Sen. Jenny Oropeza scheduled Monday

     
    Funeral 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 dies at 53; state senator from Long Beach

    Jenny Oropeza dies at 53; state senator from Long Beach
    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...

    Book Review: 'The 6-Week Cure for the Middle-Aged Middle' by Mary Dan Eades and Michael R. Eades

     
    The weight can creep up on you. One day you realize your waistline is not as trim as it once was. You’ve got a little belly going where you once were flat and firm. Or maybe it’s not so little....

    Southland doctor performs surgery on Haiti quake survivor aboard aircraft carrier

     
    Among 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...

    Routine cancer screening can be too much of a good thing

     
    Doctors 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...