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Show TrackerSometimes you can outrun the past. Other times, the past catches up with you and knocks your tooth out. On Wednesday's "Men of a Certain Age," Joe (Ray Romano), Owen (Andre Braugher) and Terry (Scott Bakula) are all struggling to......
Pat Burns, who made an unconventional and accidental transition from police officer to hockey coach and was the only man voted the National Hockey League's coach of the year three times, died Friday at a hospice in Sherbrooke, Canada. He was 58. He had...
Tags: Chemotherapy, Health, Family, St. Louis Blues, Lung Cancer
You'd think there could be no downside to widespread screening for cancer. But that's not always the case. Studies on Pap smears, for example, show that atypical cells can disappear if they're left alone, while interventions can cause scarring and...
Tags: Hemorrhaging, African Americans, Family, Minority Groups, Health
A single sigmoidoscopy between ages 55 and 64 can reduce deaths from colorectal cancer by at least 43%, British researchers reported Tuesday. The results from the first large randomized trial of sigmoidoscopy show that it is a more effective tool than...
Marshall Lumsden, the founding editor of West, a Sunday magazine the Los Angeles Times introduced in 1966, died Friday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica. He was 88. His death was caused by complications from colon cancer, said his wife, Wini....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAs a nation, we are obviously getting fatter and fatter. Not only are we ever more confused about how to lose weight, we're particularly fuzzy on the question of how big a role exercise plays and whether we just have to count calories. So, here's the...
Tags: Health, Weight Loss, Diets and Dieting, Medical Research, Death
Recently, a kid named Sandy Pukel, whom I haven't seen since high school, tracked me down through Facebook. Turns out he is no longer a kid (surprise!); in fact, he is a health food guru, and he mentioned he was running his annual Holistic Holiday at...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesSomething in your gut could be making you fat — and it isn't just last night's pizza. The vast, diverse community of microbes inhabiting the intestines, scientists are finding, can influence metabolism and weight. Between 10 trillion and 100...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesA patient came to Elizabeth Kearney with a dilemma: whether to go to medical school. There were a lot of physicians in his family and he wanted to be a doctor, but medicine was not the only thing in his genes — one of his parents had Huntington's...
Whether you're still plowing through Thanksgiving leftovers or easing back to your normal fare, billions of bacteria in your digestive tract are eagerly awaiting their next meal. And if you feed them well enough, they'll thank you by producing gas....
America's sweet tooth is growing. Like many other mammals, we are hooked on sugar because it is packed with energy and our bodies have evolved ways of encouraging us to consume more of it. The trouble is, foods and beverages with added sugars are...
Eddie Brandt's obsession with the movies was evident in his North Hollywood home, which he transformed into an indoor-outdoor theater by installing a film projector on a tiny loft with windows and pointing it toward his yard. Saturday night was movie...
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