| Dec 12, 2013
On my 16th birthday in 1950, I went to work for the daily newspaper in the small East Texas town where I grew up. It was a racially divided town — about 20,000 people, half of them white, half of them black — a place where you could grow up...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:03 PM
Audrey Totter, 95, a blond leading lady of 1940s film noir who starred as a tough-talking dame in "Lady in the Lake," "The Set-Up" and "High Wall," died Thursday at West Hills Hospital, said her daughter, Mea Lane. Totter, a Woodland Hills resident, had a...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:41 PM
The number of Americans taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs is set to double under new guidelines unveiled Tuesday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Assn.
The goal of prescribing statins to as many as 70 million people is...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Are you among the more than 70 million American adults who should be discussing the possibility of statin therapy with a physician to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke? For many, the answer may come as a surprise.
Getting that answer is...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Avandia, a controversial diabetes drug that was thought to increase patients’ risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems, has been cleared for widespread use by the Food and Drug Administration.
Federal regulators said Monday that the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Two-thirds of patients sick enough to land in a hospital intensive care unit come away from the experience with substantial mental deficits, a new study has found.
The new research, which quantifies a phenomenon long observed by critical-care...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:44 PM
On a trip to Israel in 1964, Philip Berg, a high-flying insurance salesman from Brooklyn, crossed paths with an aging rabbi renowned for his grasp of kabbalah, an esoteric strain of Jewish mysticism. Neither Berg nor kabbalah would ever be the same.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:35 PM
A nursing assistant at a Santa Barbara rehabilitation hospital sexually assaulted two partially paralyzed patients and, despite a report to the hospital by one of the victims, stayed on the job, a lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges.
Jose Carrillo, 55, of...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Paul Karason, the man with blue skin and white beard, died this week. He was 62.
Karason was being treated for pneumonia at the time of his death, and had also recently suffered a heart attack and a stroke, according to a report on Today.com.
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Treating low testosterone may be all the rage these days among men of a certain age. But men bothered by a midlife dip in energy and sex drive may want to think twice about bumping up their "low T" with a testosterone supplement, a new study says.
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:19 PM
Dramatically escalating the fight against heart attacks and strokes, the nation's cardiologists have rewritten the guidebook on how Americans should be treated with statins and unveiled a plan that could double the number of patients taking the...