| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:34 PM
You really should get a flu shot.
But if you get one at a drugstore, you might find yourself wondering whether they're playing fast and loose with people's insurance coverage so the company can score some extra cash.
Paul Rubenstein, 39, has faced...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:57 PM
For many of us, this is a time to be thankful for the blessings we enjoy.
For others, it's another week of wondering if there'll be enough food to keep the family fed.
At least 4 million Californians are struggling with what's called food insecurity...
| Nov 26, 2013
Re "Military gets into drug making," Nov. 24
When the Pentagon wants to use money intended for upgrading equipment for protecting troops in a chemical attack to instead make drugs and vaccines, who's really being served? Our private sector can handle...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Health officials have confirmed Los Angeles County's first death of the 2013-2014 influenza season.
The victim, a woman who lived in the San Fernando Valley, was infected with an influenza B strain, the Department of Public Health reported Friday. The...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Even healthy children can come down with a case of the flu severe enough to cause death in a matter of days, according to a new report from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In fact, children who were in good health...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Newport Beach, where a bodysurfer gets launched down a wave at the Wedge, where rules have long put time limits on board surfers versus bodysurfers riding waves at the popular surf spot. Also in the Southland, a man...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:29 PM
MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE — The sun is fading, the temperature is dropping and this desert party is just getting started.
They're prying open beer bottles and blasting rock music from an RV. Motorcycles rest on kickstands beside an ancient lava...
| Dec 1, 2013
I saw my first AIDS case in 1981, the year the disease was identified. And for most of the time since then, I've conducted laboratory research to better understand the precise mechanisms by which the virus HIV causes AIDS.
Lately, however, I've been...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Indonesia, where Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash into the air. Authorities raised the alert status for one of the country's most active volcanoes to the highest level after the mountain repeatedly sent hot...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Dozens of passengers on a weekend US Airways Express flight have been told to get tuberculosis tests and possible vaccinations after a passenger in a face mask was taken off of the plane in Phoenix.
The Maricopa County Department of Public Health was...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Noted healthcare economist Suzanne Somers received a full screen's worth of valuable Wall Street Journal online space the other day to deliver her judgment on the Affordable Care Act. Before we get to the substance of her argument, let's acknowledge...