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  • Adrian Kantrowitz dies at 90; surgeon performed first U.S. heart transplant

    Adrian Kantrowitz dies at 90; surgeon performed first U.S. heart transplant
    Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz, the pioneering cardiovascular surgeon who performed the first U.S. heart transplant, developed a balloon-pumping device that has saved hundreds of thousands of lives and developed mechanical heart-assist devices, died of heart...
  • A warning label warning

    It's hard to imagine a more sympathetic victim than Diana Levine, a guitarist who lost her arm to gangrene after she was negligently injected with Phenergan, an anti-nausea drug. Last week, the Supreme Court by a 6-3 vote upheld a Vermont jury's...
  • Homeowners dig down for more space

    Homeowners dig down for more space
    COME ON DOWN, Stefan Lemperle says. Here, 13 feet under the ground, there's sunlight and fresh air, an open-to-the-sky patio with a rock-lined pond, a high-ceilinged lounge and a media room large enough to host dozens of friends. Lemperle's new glass...
  • New jobless claims jump unexpectedly to 669K

    WASHINGTON - The number of people filing new jobless claims jumped unexpectedly last week, while those continuing to receive benefits hit a 10th straight record-high. Both figures show the labor market remains weak and is unlikely to recover anytime soon....
  • Health-care voting time: Battle lines

     
    by Mark Silva As the Senate Finance Committee sets out to vote today on a health-care overhaul which supporters say will offer heatlh insurance to millions of more Americans -- with the Congressional Budget Office setting the cost at about......
  • Lovecraft comes to life

     
    Although he acknowledged a debt to Poe, H.P. Lovecraft is now recognized as a master of his own kind of horror, fantasy and science fiction. He created a fictional world -- complete with monsters and gods -- and encourages his......
  • The healthcare reform disconnect

     
    A new Associated Press poll, done by Stanford University and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides more evidence that the public wants comprehensive healthcare reform but rejects just about everything that implies....
  • First Lady Michelle Obama's State of the Union guests -- list here

     
    Every president since Ronald Reagan has used the State of the Union address to showcase heroes of the past year -- and convey a sense that they are still connected to the voters and the issues that propelled them to......
  • Michelle Obama's guests: State of Union

     
    by Michael Muskal Part of the ceremony surrounding any presidential speech to Congress is who gets to be singled out and who gets invited to sit with the first family. First Lady Michelle Obama is bringing quite a crowd. This......
  • Freeze? What freeze? FDA in line for another budget boost

     
    The Food and Drug Administration is a screaming exception to the Obama administration’s freeze on discretionary spending in the 2011 budget. Overall, the FDA budget could grow by as much as 23% to just over $4 billion from the current......
  • Minimally invasive surgery great for patients, not so hot for surgeons

     
    Minimally invasive surgery, known formally as laparoscopic surgery, has proved a boon for patients over the last 20 years, minimizing hospital stays, speeding recovery and reducing the cosmetic consequences of operations. But new evidence suggests the...