| Mar 13, 2011
| 1:53 AM
The number of missing and feared dead in Japan's epic earthquake soared Sunday as a reeling nation struggled to contain an unprecedented nuclear crisis, pluck people in tsunami-inundated areas to safety, quell raging blazes and provide aid to hundreds...
| Mar 16, 2011
The average adult fills about a dozen prescriptions and refills every year; after age 65, they fill more than 30 prescriptions annually. For many people, their local pharmacist may be as familiar as their doctor — and often a lot easier to get...
| Aug 31, 2010
| 3:37 PM
Los Angeles County coroner's officials said Tuesday that Sasha Rodriguez, the 15-year-old girl hospitalized after attending the Electric Daisy Carnival rave in June, died as the result of an overdose of MDMA, a drug commonly known as Ecstasy.
| Oct 31, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Much as he complains about his gray hair and job stress, President Obama seems to be getting healthier as his term grinds along.
Obama's physician reported Monday that the president is in "excellent health."
His cholesterol count is down, his lungs...
| Sep 19, 2011
I am not a jealous man, so my blood pressure did not skyrocket the other day when my wife told me this: "There was this one guy in high school who used to wear T-shirts that showed off his pipes and I drooled over him."
But I'll admit to being a tad...
| Oct 5, 2011
I can't think of a better way to begin this column than to let a fellow pundit get things going. So I'll turn things over to Allene Arthur, who's been writing columns for the Palm Springs Desert Sun for 32 years:
"Fiftieth high school class reunions...
| Oct 17, 2011
My doctor recently suggested that a diminishing number of my white blood cells might signal a serious condition. After eliminating all the usual suspects, he referred me to an oncologist. I wondered whether anyone is ever happy to see the doctor whose...
| Jan 9, 2012
If losing weight was one of your New Year's resolutions, you might already be growing weary of counting calories and working out. Wouldn't it be great if you could slim down without so much effort?
Anyone looking for a shortcut to weight loss might be...
| Jan 30, 2012
In November, following an emotional public hearing some months earlier, the Food and Drug Administration withdrew approval for the cancer drug Avastin for patients with metastatic breast cancer — the late-stage, incurable form of the disease. The...
| Feb 1, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Didanosine, the second drug approved for the treatment of HIV infections and one of the oldest weapons in the AIDS armamentarium, has been found to produce rare cases of potentially fatal liver disease in patients taking it for long periods,......
| Feb 18, 2010
| 4:32 PM
More than a quarter of new prescriptions are unfilled, especially when the drugs are for symptomless conditions, researchers from Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital have found. Physicians have long been concerned that many patients fill new...