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Barbara Butkus bought an airline ticket in November to fly from Palm Springs to Washington, D.C., a month later for a family reunion. Just to be on the safe side, Butkus, 80, also bought travel insurance while booking her flight through Orbitz, the...
"Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" 10 p.m. June 13, ABC Episode: "Dana" The premise Dana Baker is a 44-year-old gospel singer who weighs 498 pounds. He freely admits to a regular diet of cookies, Hawaiian Punch and donuts. He sweats when...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFormer First Lady Barbara Bush and actor-comedian Robin Williams this month joined the thousands of Americans who have come to need an artificial valve implanted to regulate the blood flow out of the heart to supply the rest of the body. Bush, 83, had...
Times Staff Writer2007-07-30 14:49:16.0 Administrator: The chat with Heidi Murkoff will start at 3pm. 2007-07-30 15:13:59.0 Administrator: Question from Tamara: how to beat the all-day sickness in the first tr-mester? my dr. wont see me till i'm 10wks. so i've stopped...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSMOG, shmog. Exercising outdoors is a way of life in Southern California, and die-hard runners, walkers, cyclists and skaters aren't going to let a brown layer of air stop them. But maybe they should. The Southland is heading into its roughest air...
Special to The TimesWHEN TV journalist Tim Russert died June 13, it was heartbreaking news for his family, friends and fans. Chief of the Washington bureau of NBC News and longtime moderator of "Meet the Press," Russert was known for asking tough questions. He leaves two...
Special to The TimesTwo years ago, after returning from an Alaskan cruise, Jean, a widow in her mid-70s, mentioned a disturbing new health problem: During the trip, she had started having severe episodes of neck pain. Although I was not her doctor, I put on my physician...
Tags: Spine, Orthopedic Surgery, Neck, Drugs and Medicines, Death
Medical Edge from Mayo ClinicDEAR MAYO CLINIC: For the past couple of weeks, my calves have been swollen. They don't hurt, but I definitely notice that my socks are tighter than normal. What could be the cause? ANSWER: There are numerous causes of painless swelling of the legs...
Pocono Record, Stroudsburg, Pa."You satisfied?" The question came from the sister of a man who died after a May 9 fight at a Tobyhanna barber shop as the accused killer was brought into district court Wednesday. "I hope you rot," the sister of Quentin Thomas, 34, told a silent,...
The Record, Stockton, Calif.Brijet Finister could run like the wind, up and down the Franklin High School soccer field as a center forward, and on the softball field, where she also played for the Yellowjackets. She'd get winded doing it, but she always assumed she just wasn't...
Premium Health News Servicehttp://www.whatdoctorsknow.com Who would want to take a medication every day unless there was a very good reason to do so? Do we have alternatives that actually are effective? Can we take medications just until other measures become effective? These...
The Sentinel, Carlisle, Pa.Newcomers to Southcentral Pennsylvania sometimes visit Dr. Donald Harper at Medical Arts Allergy's offices in Carlisle or Mechanicsburg looking for answers. They arrive at the office with classic allergy symptoms, but tests for animal, mold or pollen...
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