| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Exactly one year has passed since my unexpected death, and I've got to say, time really flies when you have a pulse.
I'm not one to waste a lot of time looking back. But when I'm out and about, throwing nets and fishing for column material, people often...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:00 PM
There's something about fall — with its back-to-school, new-start feeling — that compels many of us to revisit our plans to diet, and sometimes those plans involve fads.
Even celebrities who can afford the best personal trainers,...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Randy Travis is one step closer to recovery, having been discharged from a hospital in Plano, Texas, and relocated to an inpatient physical-therapy facility in the wake of his recent health woes.
The news — which is in line with what Travis'...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Country music star Randy Travis was hospitalized in Texas on Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy and is listed in critical condition, according to his website.
Viral cardiomyopathy is a form of heart disease in which the heart muscle becomes weakened due...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Mary Lou Weiss, the longtime manager of the Torrance farmers markets, died Saturday morning at her home in Hermosa Beach. She was 75, and suffered cardiac arrest as a result of a pulmonary embolism, said her husband, Jim.
She was an indomitable and...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Slim Whitman, a country pop singer whose forlorn wail influenced a generation of vocalists in the early 1950s, has died at age 90. Whitman, born in Tampa, Fla., was a regular on the influential country radio program "The Louisiana Hayride" starting in...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 9:57 AM
The Los Angeles Fire Department is offering 10-minutes lessons Tuesday on how to perform "hands only" CPR.
The "sidewalk CPR" event, being held at several locations in L.A., is similar to a program last year, in which the LAFD and other agencies...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Opera singer known for role in 'Carousel'
Claramae Turner, 92, a gifted contralto who mastered 75 grand opera roles but was best known for her passionate rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone" in the 1956 movie "Carousel," died May...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:18 PM
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced its approval of two new drugs and a diagnostic test that can be used to treat advanced or inoperable melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin disease.
Advanced melanoma has joined a wide range...
| May 14, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Want to satisfy your full day’s requirement of salt, fat and calories? Sit down in a restaurant and order a meal.
After an exhaustive analysis of 3,507 possible ways to order 685 meals at 19 restaurants chains in Canada, researchers found that the...
| May 14, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Are Americans getting mixed messages about how much sodium they should be consuming? Lately, yes, and some of those messages are muddled because studies themselves are muddled, a panel of doctors has concluded.
The Institute of Medicine panel...