| Apr 4, 2009
The doctor wasted no time getting started.
He took Ana's face in his hands and angled the left side up to the light. He squeezed and pushed the folds of skin on her chin, her cheek and forehead. He separated the eyelids to look at her eye.
| Apr 6, 2009
When the nurses wheeled Ana Rodarte into the operating room at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, she was already dopey from the sedative she'd been given in pre-op.
A heart monitor began to capture her drowsy rhythms. The anesthesiologist covered...
| Apr 22, 2009
One county supervisor expressed shock, another fired off a press release demanding an investigation. But Monday's revelations that 14 children died last year as the result of abuse or neglect despite being under the watch of child welfare authorities...
| Oct 12, 2009
Charles S. Houston, who pioneered the field of high-altitude medicine after an expedition up the world's second-highest mountain claimed the life of a fellow mountaineer, died Sept. 27 at his home in Burlington, Vt. He was 96.
No cause of death was...
| Nov 30, 2009
Some drugs are so common that consumers -- at their peril -- don't think twice about them. But each drug, whether prescription or over-the-counter, poses risks. To highlight these risks, we offer up a few details on five of the most-prescribed...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:05 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali shed one of his crutches when he arrived at the club's headquarters Monday.
That was a big improvement from Sunday, when Hali left Arrowhead Stadium on two crutches after suffering a sprained ankle in...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:07 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 60 years old and tore my ACL. Should I have surgery to fix it, or is it OK to just let it heal on its own?
ANSWER: No matter what your age, the decision about how best to treat an injured anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL,...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Eugene Monroe is set to make his starting debut at left offensive tackle for the Ravens on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers at M&T Bank Stadium.
"Eugene did a heck of a job this week, he looks good," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "I anticipate...
| Oct 13, 2013
Since she was a little girl, Sheri Prentiss knew she wanted to be a doctor.
"My parents would remind me — if you want to be a doctor, you have to work harder than the other kids," says Prentiss, 45 (whose name, until her Oct. 1 marriage to...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Displaying his characteristic courage, Zach Lederer bravely attempts to recreate the notorious strongman pose — biceps flexed and fists clenched — that turned a 2012 photo of his steely-eyed resolve to fight cancer into an Internet craze...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I use hydrocortisone cream for my bug bites. It works, but is there something else to manage this or the pain and itch? Me and my kids get bit frequently and I don't like the idea of "taking a bath" in chemical creams. — K.K.,...