| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:41 PM
After overcoming website glitches and long waits to get Obamacare, some patients are now running into frustrating new roadblocks at the doctor's office.
A month into the most sweeping changes to healthcare in half a century, people are having trouble...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:06 PM
A pathologist testified Monday that she couldn't say for sure what killed a recent college graduate who died after an altercation outside a Santa Ana nightclub.
Kim Pham could have died as a result of being punched, kicked or hitting her head on the...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Obamacare was intended, in part, to rein in sky-high healthcare costs.
Yet some doctors and hospitals are responding to the reform law with outstretched palms and brother-can-you-spare-a-dime pleas for more money from patients.
Evelyn Stern, 75, of...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:30 PM
A veteran educator with experience in California and Texas was named Wednesday as president of California State University Long Beach.
Jane Close Conoley, 66, is currently serving as dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:44 PM
“The media’s insatiable appetite for transsexual women’s bodies contributes to the systematic othering of trans women as modern-day freak shows, portrayals that validate and feed society’s dismissal and dehumanization of trans...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 7:45 PM
In this hyper-fast, crazy-overscheduled, stress-inducing, 24/7 plugged-in reality, baths seem indulgent, even quaint, conjuring images of 19th century paintings of women with their hair swirled high atop their heads in old-timey tubs pouring pails of...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Certain types of cancer, particularly melanoma and breast cancer, metastasize by shedding malignant cells into the body's lymph system, where they travel to nearby lymph nodes and form new colonies. From there, the cells can spread to other organs,...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 11:05 AM
It's tempting to read Richard Powers' 11th novel "Orfeo" through the filter of the present: surveillance, genomes, government control. The story of a 70-year-old composer named Peter Els, who becomes known as the "biohacker Bach" after police find a do-...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 1:48 PM
This is your heart on an energy drink, and it’s contracting significantly faster than it was before you opened that can full of liquid stimulant.
So says a team of cardiac radiologists who were concerned about adverse side effects from energy...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Patients with metastatic breast cancer who respond to chemotherapy are unlikely to see any additional benefits from surgery or radiation therapy, according to leaders of a new clinical trial.
The randomized, controlled study, which was presented...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Two days after a bomb threat shut down the Harvard campus during the intense final exam period, the student allegedly responsible for making the threats will appear in a Boston court.
Eldo Kim, 20, who was named in a criminal complaint, confessed to the...