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  • Dr. William Ganz dies at 90; cardiologist co-invented flexible balloon catheter

    Dr. William Ganz dies at 90; cardiologist co-invented flexible balloon catheter
    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...
  • Uninsured trauma patients are much more likely to die

    Uninsured trauma patients are much more likely to die
    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...
  • Group recommends less-frequent Pap tests

    Group recommends less-frequent Pap tests
    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...
  • Dr. Jean Dausset dies at 92; scientist's discovery made tissue typing for transplants possible

    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...
  • Science and religion: natural adversaries?

    Science and religion: natural adversaries?
    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...
  • Walter Stamm dies at 64; doctor saved thousands of women from infertility

    Walter Stamm dies at 64; doctor saved thousands of women from infertility
    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...
  • Statins for all?

    Statins for all?
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Charles Lewis

    Charles Lewis 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....
  • Be wary of products touting FDA certification

    Be wary of products touting FDA certification
    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...
  • On the Offensive Against an Array of Suspected Foes

    "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....