| Nov 20, 2009
Only days after a federal panel scaled back on breast cancer screening recommendations for many women, another organization -- the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists -- has done the same for a screening credited with drastically...
| Nov 23, 2009
Rina Silverman's refrigerator is almost always empty. She keeps it that way to avert episodes of frantic food consumption, often at night after a full meal, in which she tastes nothing and feels nothing but can polish off a party-sized bag of chips or a...
| Sep 30, 2009
When it came to the subject of biographies, Sigmund Freud was at his most implacable: "Whoever undertakes to write a biography," he said, "binds himself to lying, to concealment, to hypocrisy, to flummery and even to hiding his own lack of understanding....
| Nov 21, 2009
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
In 1984, Japan began screening the urine of 6-month-old infants for neuroblastoma, the most common type of solid tumor in young children. The test was simple and could show signs of cancer long before clinical...
| Dec 5, 2009
A group of civic activists, united by faith and a belief that the poor economy in the interior of Los Angeles is a social injustice, is preparing to offer bus tours of some of the grittiest pockets of the city, including decayed public housing, sites of...
| Dec 14, 2009
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)...
| Jun 30, 2009
Fred Travalena, the master impressionist and singer whose broad repertoire of voices ranged from Jack Nicholson to Sammy Davis Jr. to Bugs Bunny, has died. He was 66.
Travalena, who began treatment for an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2002...
| Aug 8, 2009
Amos Kenan, a novelist, newspaper columnist and sculptor who as a member of Israel's founding generation helped define modern Israeli culture, died in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. He was 82.
He struggled with Alzheimer's disease for years, said Uri Avnery, a...
| Dec 11, 2013
Dear Amy: My 24-year-old son has come out as "gender queer" and states that he doesn't want to identify as either male or female. He just wants to be himself.
Although he has never shown a desire to wear women's clothes before, he has recently taken...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Q: My boyfriend and I have been together for three years now, and during this period he has had less and less sex drive. He either can't get an erection or can't keep one. He's on the road a lot, so we don't see each other all the time. I am dealing...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Dear Miss Manners: Every December, I sit down with my address book and write holiday greetings to those near and far. I inquire about family members, comment on recent events, share news of my own life, etc. In essence, each card is a short letter.