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  • 40-plus years as a pediatrician

     40-plus years as a pediatrician
    In more than 40 years as a pediatrician, I've worked in the military, in a small private practice and in a large multi-specialty group. And I've seen huge changes, both in administrative practices and in treatment protocols. Many of the changes have...
  • Brittany Murphy's mom rejects claim her daughter was poisoned

    Brittany Murphy's mom rejects claim her daughter was poisoned
    Brittany Murphy's mother, Sharon Murphy, is rejecting a recent claim by her daughter's estranged father that poisoning was a possible cause of the actress' 2009 death. Angelo Bartoletti, Brittany's biological father, last week made public the results of...
  • Frankie Muniz has 2nd mini-stroke, calls experience 'miserable'

    Frankie Muniz has 2nd mini-stroke, calls experience 'miserable'
    Frankie Muniz of "Malcolm in the Middle" fame has suffered another mini-stroke, his second in a little less than a year.  "Almost a year to the day, I experienced another mini stroke," he wrote Monday on Twitter. "Hopefully that will be the last....
  • Sodium-packed medications raise stroke and death risks

    Sodium-packed medications raise stroke and death risks
    Apparently, not all pills got the memo about, first, doing no harm. Many formulations of common medications contain high levels of sodium, and a new study finds that people who take those medications are 22% more likely to suffer a non-fatal stroke and...
  • Diet drug Contrave to get another shot at FDA approval

    Diet drug Contrave to get another shot at FDA approval
    The makers of the proposed weight-loss drug Contrave said this week they have taken a key first step in showing that the medication does not boost the heart and stroke risks of those taking it, and they announced plans to return to the Food and Drug...
  • Death rates down in L.A. County, but Alzheimer's disease is on the rise

    Death rates down in L.A. County, but Alzheimer's disease is on the rise
    Los Angeles County's mortality rate dropped 19% between 2001 and 2010, according to a new report from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Data compiled for the report, which was released Monday, showed that death rates due to coronary...
  • After a spruce-up, Waikiki Beach looks even better

    After a spruce-up, Waikiki Beach looks even better
    HONOLULU — The giant sandbox known as Waikiki Beach, a sunny two-mile-long strip of paradise, welcomes 4.5 million tourists annually. There's only one problem: The sand that makes the beach famous has been slipping into the sea for years,...
  • Ariel Castro committed suicide, did not die in sexual act, report says

    Ariel Castro committed suicide, did not die in sexual act, report says
    Ariel Castro, the Cleveland bus driver who held three women captive for years before they escaped, committed suicide by hanging in his cell and did not die of autoerotic asphyxiation, consultants to the Ohio prison system determined, according to a report...
  • Super smog hits north China city Harbin

     
    Visibility shrank to less than half a football field and small-particle pollution soared to a record 40 times higher than an international safety standard in one northern Chinese city as the region entered its high-smog season....
  • Colored contact lenses for Halloween can injure your eyes, FDA warns

    Colored contact lenses for Halloween can injure your eyes, FDA warns
    Does your Halloween costume include decorative contact lenses? If so, the Food and Drug Administration has a warning for you: Make sure you get a prescription from an optometrist or other eye care professional. Eyes that are red, purple, cat-like or...
  • Weight-loss surgery yields lasting improvement in health, studies say

    Weight-loss surgery yields lasting improvement in health, studies say
    Fifteen years after they have weight-loss surgery, almost a third of patients who had Type 2 diabetes at the time they were operated on remain free of the metabolic disorder, a new study says. And six years following such surgery, patients had shaved...