| Nov 13, 2009
Dr. William Ganz, who survived a Nazi labor camp to become an internationally recognized cardiologist who co-invented the Swan-Ganz catheter for monitoring heart conditions and who was one of the first physicians to use clot-busting enzymes to open...
| Nov 17, 2009
Patients who lack health insurance are more likely to die from car accidents and other traumatic injuries than people who belong to a health plan -- even though emergency rooms are required to care for all comers regardless of ability to pay, according to...
| Nov 20, 2009
Only days after a federal panel scaled back on breast cancer screening recommendations for many women, another organization -- the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists -- has done the same for a screening credited with drastically...
| Jun 27, 2009
Dr. Jean Dausset, the French Nobel laureate who discovered the human leukocyte antigen, or HLA, system on human tissue that made tissue typing for transplants possible, died June 6 in Mallorca, Spain. He was 92.
The HLA antigens are molecules on the...
| Jul 30, 2009
| 12:05 PM
Today's topic: Biologist Stephen J. Gould famously observed that religion and science deal with different but compatible realities. Was he correct?
A god definable by science is no god Point: Michael Shermer
Cartoonist Sidney Harris once illustrated...
| Dec 26, 2009
Dr. Walter E. Stamm, whose discoveries on the diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections and of the relationship between chlamydia and pelvic inflammatory disease saved tens of thousands of women from infertility, died Dec. 14 at his home in...
| Dec 22, 2008
Should statin drugs be put in the water, or what?
More than 13 million Americans are taking these medications to lower their cholesterol and hopefully stave off heart disease -- a job the drugs appear to excel at. Statins can lower "bad" LDL...
| Feb 2, 2010
UCLA professor of healthcare
Dr. Charles Lewis, 81, a longtime UCLA professor whose research included preventive medicine, AIDS and delivery of healthcare, died Jan. 7 at his home in Los Angeles after a long illness, his family said....
| Mar 1, 2010
If you're shopping for a pill or gadget to trim your waistline, grow your hair or generally make you feel better, you probably take comfort in the words "FDA approved" or "FDA registered."
Even in a time of widespread distrust of government, most...
| Jun 29, 1990
"Never treat a war like a skirmish. Treat all skirmishes like wars." --L. Ron Hubbard
The Church of Scientology does not turn the other cheek.
Ministers mingle with private detectives. "Sacred scriptures" counsel the virtues of combativeness....