| Nov 12, 2009
| 4:32 PM
One of the resounding hopes expressed by the baby boom generation is to change the perception of aging by remaining active, vital and healthy deep into their golden years. The prospect of achieving that goal isn't promising. A study published......
| 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...
| Apr 12, 2010
A 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...
| Sep 25, 2009
Only hours after HIV vaccine researchers announced the achievement of a milestone that has eluded them for a quarter of a century, they began plotting their next steps -- and coming to grips with a sobering reality. Their ultimate goal, halting the spread...
| Oct 12, 2009
Though many people connect poor health with excess weight, the two don't always go together.
Even as most health experts say that fat fuels the onset of diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, some cancers and arthritis -- and...
| 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 23, 2009
It's such an appealing idea -- catch breast cancer early, treat accordingly and your patients will live.
So perhaps it's no wonder the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force -- a panel of primary care physicians -- caught major flak when it revised its...
| Dec 21, 2009
One look at Ani's swollen ankles and we knew she was in trouble.
For several years, the petite young mother had been coming to UCLA's FMF Clinic with periodic fevers along with excruciating pain in her chest and abdomen. Now -- as a urine dipstick test...