| Dec 17, 2007
It's a jolly time of year for companies selling health products. The credit cards are flying, wishful thinking hits an annual high, and shopper skepticism doesn't come easy. But many gadgets or supplements have all of the health-enhancing power of a...
| Oct 26, 2008
Sgt. Willie Burns had a Tommy gun on the bench in front of him when his 18 handpicked candidates arrived at the 77th Street station on the edge of Watts. It was a cool evening in November 1946, and the men came in topcoats and hats. Burns wore his low,...
| Apr 14, 2008
I dance ballet, and on one of the jumps, called a tour jeté, I used to land more heavily on my right heel. Done repetitively, it caused some trauma to the left uppermost corner of my right kneecap. I've since modified my technique, but I still land with...
| May 30, 2008
| 12:17 PM
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| Apr 12, 2010
My fourth-grade teacher called me "the teeny weeny girl with the teeny weeny voice." My dad delighted in telling about the time he came upon a group of kids playing house in our backyard. He overheard one of my playmates find out I was the mom and comment...
| Oct 16, 2006
THE role models are all around us: 60-year-old Sylvester Stallone looking trim and muscular, 65-year-old singer Aaron Neville sporting bulging biceps, and a robust Harrison Ford, 64. What do they have that other men their age don't?
Maybe a good...
| Oct 27, 2009
Dr. Ignacio Ponseti, a refugee from the Spanish Civil War who created a nonsurgical way of treating clubfoot in infants that prevented a lifetime of disability, died Oct. 18 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinic. He was 95 and had suffered a stroke...
| Oct 28, 2009
In what they called a medical first in a toddler, surgeons at Stanford University's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital have implanted a telescoping artificial prosthesis in the arm of a 3-year-old to replace a humerus that was removed because of cancer....
| Nov 11, 2009
| 9:51 AM
Depending on whom you ask, marijuana is a dangerous drug that should be kept illegal alongside heroin and PCP, or it's a miracle herb with a trove of medical benefits that the government is seeking to deny the public -- or something in between: a plant...
| Nov 24, 2009
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*This piece originally ran on A1 on Wednesday, October 22, 2008.*
WellPoint Inc., the nation's largest health insurance company, ran into a snag last year while pursuing an important new business initiative.
Federal banking regulators insisted on...
| Aug 17, 2009
If you want to live longer -- avoid heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and cancer -- then pick and choose your foods with care to quiet down parts of your immune system.
That's the principle promoted by the founders and followers of anti-inflammatory...