| Mar 28, 2010
Any tourist quickly senses something different in the churches of Spain. Unlike the pure idealized figures of Christ in most of the rest of Europe, those of Spain seem to bleed. The skins show bruising, the eyes droop in anguish, the feet gnarl in pain....
| May 17, 2010
The news that Delaware Atty. Gen. Beau Biden, age 41, recently suffered a mild stroke probably came as a surprise to many people, considering that the son of Vice President Joe Biden is relatively young, trim and in seemingly good health. It shouldn't...
| Apr 5, 2010
The key to saving a heart attack victim's life is to resume the flow of oxygen-rich blood through the patient's heart by opening coronary arteries blocked by plaque. Coronary angioplasty offers a nonsurgical method of opening the arteries and restoring...
| Apr 1, 2010
In the annals of demonology, William Peter Blatty falls somewhere between St. Augustine and Joss Whedon.
He isn't the first person who's ever written about demons and demonic possession, but he has provided us with one of the genre's most memorable...
| Jul 14, 2010
Dr. Clement A. Finch, a University of Washington hematologist who became known as Mr. Iron because of his pioneering research on the metabolism of that crucial metal, died June 28 at his home in La Jolla. He was 94, and the cause of death was not...
| Feb 19, 2011
| 6:28 PM
Ali Mahmoud was one of the first to retake Pearl Square.
The 42-year-old had watched the protests on television, and seen security forces expel anti-government demonstrators from the square in central Manama two days before. He knew he had to go where...
| Feb 7, 2011
It was 4:05 a.m. on Oct. 29, 2009. I heard my wife, Dianne, say, "I think I'm having a heart attack."
I opened my eyes and saw her standing in the bathroom doorway. She grabbed her chest, took one step and collapsed on the bed.
Two weeks earlier, a...
| Mar 11, 2011
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After the surging ocean waters spawned by Japan's magnitude 8.9 earthquake receded from that country's northeast coast, the drowned were only the first victims to be counted.
Over the next several days, physicians and public health officials in Japan can...
| Apr 21, 2011
Reporting from Misurata, Libya, and Los Angeles -- Barely two months ago, combat photographer Tim Hetherington sent out a tweet from the Academy Awards ceremony, where his Afghanistan war film "Restrepo" was up for the best documentary trophy.
| Nov 30, 2008
Ilove my 90-year-old father, and I wish he would die. In August, he told me, "I just want to live long enough to vote." On Oct. 20, just past midnight, he turned off CNN in his house in Massachusetts, started up to bed and had a massive hemorrhagic...
| Feb 15, 2008
The "choking game," a type of asphyxiation practiced by children and adolescents seeking a euphoric rush, has killed at least 82 children since 1995, according to the first U.S. government study to quantify the deaths.
The Centers for Disease Control and...