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  • Anthem policy on propofol for colonoscopies may be shortsighted

    Anthem policy on propofol for colonoscopies may be shortsighted
    There is perhaps no better metaphor for the painful relationship between patients and our for-profit healthcare system than the fact that Anthem Blue Cross thinks you don't need anesthesia for a colonoscopy. It's not "medically necessary," the insurer...
  • Out of prison and into the unknown

    Out of prison and into the unknown
    For the first several days of his freedom, George Souliotes kept forgetting to zip up his trousers. Prison jumpsuits don't have zippers. The 72-year-old left lights on at night, unaccustomed to having control over a light switch. He stiffened whenever...
  • Trying to lose weight? Don't go it alone, study says

    Trying to lose weight? Don't go it alone, study says
    For the 78 million American adults who are obese and may be ready to lose a significant amount of weight, a new study has some advice: Don't go it alone. The study was conducted with a grant from Weight Watchers International and carried out, in part,...
  • Harnessing our yen for sex, drugs and food to deliver medicine

    Harnessing our yen for sex, drugs and food to deliver medicine
    You might think from reading the medical news these days that our voracious appetite for food, drugs and sex is a bad thing. That neglects clear evidence that the powerful and reliable impulse to do things that make us feel good has been essential to...
  • Could NFL concussion questions be solved by fly swatters?

    Could NFL concussion questions be solved by fly swatters?
    Could a spring-loaded fly swatter save NFL football players and Iraq war veterans from the effects of concussions and traumatic brain injuries? Before you shrug off that question, geneticist Barry Ganetzky at the University of Wisconsin-Madison...
  • Strokes take years off life, and life out of years

    Strokes take years off life, and life out of years
    Having a stroke, or even a transient ischemic attack (a TIA, often called a "mini-stroke") can be a costly watershed in a person's life. Statistically, it deducts years from patients' lives. But it claims another toll too: in quality of life after the...
  • Demand is strong as Obamacare enrollment starts in California

    Demand is strong as Obamacare enrollment starts in California
    Kicking off a historic healthcare expansion, California's new insurance market stumbled out of the gate with computer glitches, long hold times and an online enrollment delay for small businesses. Still, many consumers rushed to get coverage Tuesday...
  • In California, some with big needs have high hopes for Obamacare

    In California, some with big needs have high hopes for Obamacare
    Healthcare coverage is an issue that weighs heavily onĀ Alfred Luevano's family. Luevano, 35, of Boyle Heights came to the Healthcare Partners Medical Clinic on Atlantic Boulevard in Monterey Park for a medical checkup, but also wanted answers about...
  • New health insurance exchanges want young, healthy people

    New health insurance exchanges want young, healthy people
    Older and sicker Californians are likely to be first in line for guaranteed health coverage as the state's new insurance market opens Tuesday as part of the landmark healthcare law. Like shoppers queuing up for bargains on Black Friday, people such as...
  • Centipede venom yields powerful pain relief

    Centipede venom yields powerful pain relief
    The Chinese red-headed centipede is one of those creepy-crawlies you might run from. But its venom appears to hold potentially powerful medicine against pain, a group of researchers in Australia and China has found. Properly distilled and purified,...
  • Pakistan releases a top Afghan Taliban leader

    Pakistan releases a top Afghan Taliban leader
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan on Saturday released a top Afghan Taliban official who Afghan officials believe could nudge Islamist militants to the bargaining table and help hammer out a political solution after more than a decade of war....