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  • Questions, with answers, about H1N1 (swine flu)

     
    Who should get the H1N1 vaccine? Pretty much everyone, health officials say, assuming a person hasn't already had the H1N1 flu. But don’t go elbowing to the front of the line just yet. With limited vaccine supplies available, some groups......
  • Sleep problems and age: Not necessarily bedmates, say sleep docs

     
    Patients over 65 -- and sometimes their doctors -- often behave as if sleep problems are as inevitable a part of aging as aches and wrinkles. It doesn't have to be that way, says a group of leading sleep doctors.......
  • Too much emphasis on holiday stress can be stressful

     
    To those people who thought they were handling the holidays with aplomb: Think again. We're all threatened by the extra shopping, cooking and travel that the end of the year often brings. That's the only explanation for the seemingly endless......
  • Panel recommends eliminating financial barriers to colorectal screening

     
    Eliminating financial barriers and providing more direct contact among patients and physicians and providers are the best ways to improve the rate of screening for colorectal cancer, a National Institutes of Health Consensus Conference recommended...
  • First Lady Michelle Obama takes heat for naming Sasha, Malia in campaign against childhood obesity

     
    The cause is unassailable. One in three American kids, about 25 million, are obese or overweight. Obesity-related diseases cost the healthcare system $150 billion a year. And the rate of obesity in kids tripled in the United States between 1980......
  • Book Review: 'The 6-Week Cure for the Middle-Aged Middle' by Mary Dan Eades and Michael R. Eades

     
    The weight can creep up on you. One day you realize your waistline is not as trim as it once was. You’ve got a little belly going where you once were flat and firm. Or maybe it’s not so little.......
  • With prostate cancer treatment, who you see is often what you get

     
    If you visit a Chevy dealer to buy a new car, the odds are pretty good that he is not going to recommend that you purchase a Ford. And he is even more likely not to recommend that you hang......
  • 'Soloist' presents newspaperman as -- gasp! -- film hero

    'Soloist' presents newspaperman as -- gasp! -- film hero
    WHEN my wife asked me why I'd been out past midnight the other night on skid row, I told her, "I needed to raise my spirits." The news has been bleak in the newspaper business lately, and my newspaper was no exception. In the last week we ran a lengthy...
  • 'The Lady With All the Answers'

    'The Lady With All the Answers'
    "The Lady With All the Answers" -- the solo show about advice columnist Ann Landers, which opened Friday at Pasadena Playhouse -- tries to make a virtue out of innocuousness. A breezy encounter with the Midwestern bouffant of syndicated fame, the piece...
  • Coupons, deals, health: so many good reasons to quit smoking

    Coupons, deals, health: so many good reasons to quit smoking
    Although smoking cessation tends to be a New Year's resolution sort of thing, trying to quit now could save you some money. The Los Angeles County Department of Health has teamed up with Ralphs Supermarkets to offer two-week supplies (one per customer)...
  • Mammogram guidelines spark heated debate

    Mammogram guidelines spark heated debate
    A government panel's recommendation Monday that women under the age of 50 do not need regular mammograms set off a furious debate about the importance of the routine screening tool, leaving many women confused about how best to protect their health. In...