| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:02 PM
A salmonella outbreak has been linked to chicken from three Foster Farms processing facilities in California, sickening nearly 300 people in multiple states and triggering a public health alert.
Cooks everywhere should remember the steps to protect...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:43 PM
Noel Carrillo was nervous this summer about his lack of health insurance.
"I was a little bit scared because things happen all the time," said the 26-year-old Westwood resident.
But now that he's headed to medical school at UCLA, help has arrived....
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:52 PM
The glittering new deal to end the government shutdown/debt ceiling crisis has one tiny sop to the Republicans. Let's hope they don't break their arms patting themselves on the back about it.
The sop is a provision to tighten "income verification" for...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) attacked Republicans on Thursday for their repeated attempts to repeal Obamacare, saying threats to shut down the government or limit the debt ceiling are irresponsible and ineffective.
“The big problem we have are...
| Aug 22, 2013
Contrary to stereotypes, there is no evidence that people on welfare are lazy. Indeed, surveys of welfare recipients consistently show their desire for a job. But there is also evidence that many are reluctant to accept available employment opportunities....
| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Indoor tanning is a great way to get skin cancer – especially if you start young. People who use tanning beds, sunlamps or tanning booths before age 35 are up to 75% more likely to develop melanoma, and those who begin before 25 may double their...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:56 PM
Lee Dorman gets a lot of phone calls from people who want to give him something. Recently, a man called saying he had a new Medicare card with Dorman's name on it; all the 72-year-old retiree from Fountain Valley had to do was provide a little...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Ahead of next year's healthcare overhaul, some major insurers and consumer advocates want California lawmakers to bar companies from renewing most individual policies beyond Jan. 1.
At issue is a loophole in the federal Affordable Care Act that...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:46 PM
MODESTO —Topamax. Depakote. Phenobarbital. The list goes on. Before Jayden David turned 5, he had tried a dozen powerful medications to tame a rare form of epilepsy. The side effects were devastating.
There were grand mal seizures that lasted...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 7:33 AM
U.S. health officials have notified 39 other countries whose citizens they say may be at risk for hantavirus after recently traveling to Yosemite National Park, where a deadly outbreak of the rare, rodent-borne disease has been traced....
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:02 AM
Concerns over the hantavirus at Yosemite National Park heightened on Thursday. Two more cases of hantavirus infection were reported, one fatal and the other believed to have originated in the park's high country, marking the first time the outbreak has...