| Aug 9, 2011
Dr. Bernadine Healy, a hard-charging cardiologist and educator who was the first woman to lead the National Institutes of Health and later commanded American Red Cross relief efforts after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, died Saturday at her home in Gates...
| Aug 13, 2010
Dr. Thomas C. Peebles, a World War II bomber pilot who isolated the measles virus, setting the stage for development of the vaccine that freed the world from the deadly scourge, died July 8 at his home in Port Charlotte, Fla. He was 89.
| Oct 20, 2010
Dr. Mildred Jefferson, a nationally recognized leader of the anti- abortion movement and the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School, has died. She was 84.
Jefferson died Friday in Cambridge, Mass., said Anne Fox, president of...
| May 31, 2011
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Fresh from tackling the flu, Google is gearing up to battle mosquitos. Along with Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, the Internet giant plans to use search data to create an early-warning system for dengue outbreaks. The...
| Apr 20, 2011
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Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 17 - 23 in PDF format TV listings for the week of April 17 - 23 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can be found......
| Apr 7, 2011
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With the first stirrings of spring, so, too, have come the first sightings of extra flesh spilling over the tops of low-slung jeans and jiggling beneath belly-baring cropped tops. If you call that roll of abdominal adiposity a "muffin top," you're in...
| Nov 22, 2010
It's frighteningly easy to drop a couple of hundred dollars on a holiday present. If you're considering spending big money on a health-related gift, you'll want to make sure that it will do something besides take up space in the gift bag.
| Dec 19, 2010
The Emperor of All Maladies
A Biography of Cancer
Scribner: 572 pp., $30
Siddhartha Mukherjee's "The Emperor of All Maladies," a remarkable history of the 4,000-year-old war on cancer, shines a focused beam of light on a disease...
| Apr 25, 2011
We enter the gross anatomy lab at 8 a.m. and spend the next two-and-a-half hours palpating bodies, cutting through skin and subcutaneous fat, probing muscle layers and searching for nerves and blood vessels.
Before our first day, our anatomy professor...
| Aug 29, 2010
When actresses begin parading on the Emmy red carpet Sunday, they will be glamorously gowned and coiffed — and it will be no accident that their skin glows and makeup looks perfect for the cameras. It can take a village of experts and weeks of...
| Sep 13, 2010
The old folk concept that our personal health behaviors rub off on those around us has received a staggering amount of scientific support of late. Over the last few years, study after study has shown that weight gain, drug and alcohol use, even loneliness...