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"Sit down, Johnetta," Frances Hill told her 14-year-old cousin. Hours earlier, police and a social worker had come knocking in the darkness, with news that stunned the South Los Angeles woman. Now Hill had to tell the girl: Her little brother, the 6-...
Tags: Abusive Behavior, Clothing, Politics, Murder, Crimes
Varsity Times InsiderSkin diseases among athletes at all levels is an ongoing problem, and the National Athletic Trainers' Assn. has released a position statement on prevention. Here's the link for its statement and recommendations. -- Eric Sondheimer...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesWondering if you should have that mole on your arm checked out? There have been a few updates on what you should look out for. Most dermatologists now recommend the following: * Look for "ugly ducklings." The Skin Cancer Foundation recently promoted this...
Tags: John Wayne, Skin Cancer, Mole (lesion), Tumors, Cancer
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterShould statin drugs be put in the water, or what? More than 13 million Americans are taking these medications to lower their cholesterol and hopefully stave off heart disease -- a job the drugs appear to excel at. Statins can lower "bad" LDL...
As you may have noticed from the supermarket tabloids -- admit it, you've looked -- all sorts of celebrities are still battling cellulite, that unflattering skin condition that can ruin Hollywood reputations while making big money for beach-side...
John Updike, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction whose novels and short stories exposed an undercurrent of ambivalence and disappointment in small-town, middle-class America, died Tuesday. He was 76. Updike's death from lung cancer was...
Special to The TimesI feel a fluttering inside me. Well, sometimes it's more like an elbow to the gut. She's my third child, a happy surprise. But the real surprise will come once she is born. We have a rogue gene in our family that gives her a 50% chance of having a rare...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIT IS THE latest in exotic hair care: a Shu Uemura intense hair conditioning "ritual" at Luxelab in Santa Monica. It is, they say, based on the Japanese tea ceremony. So, you settle into the shampoo chair, wrapped in a black kimono, as the technician...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAs he exited the stairs of his "Straight Talk Express" campaign bus on a chilly March day in Iowa, Sen. John McCain carefully took one step at a time, his left hand gripping a rail and his right knee looking stiff. A bum knee isn't surprising in a 70-...
Tags: Defense, Abusive Behavior, John McCain, Skin Cancer, Politics
Times Staff WriterNOELLE SIMEON 'Very lucky, very blessed' Days before Noelle Simeon was born in November 1982, doctors detected something terribly wrong: Her intestines, ovaries and other organs were floating in the amniotic fluid outside her abdomen. After her birth,...
Tags: Shingles, Pneumonia, Trials, Father's Day, Cancer
Doctor Garry Gewirtzman has gone for a ride in a law-enforcement helicopter, been on an episode of a popular television show, and trained with the FBI – all through connections with his patients. A dermatologist in Plantation for 36 years, Doctor...
Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
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