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  • More San Diego County kindergartners are missing vaccinations

    More San Diego County kindergartners are missing vaccinations
    SAN DIEGO -- The percentage of parents opting for the "personal belief exemption" to avoid vaccinations for their children in kindergarten has tripled in a decade, county health officials said Wednesday. The result is that 4.5% of the 43,000-plus...
  • Aspirin's benefit in preventing colon cancer depends on DNA

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cancer is the first disease where physicians have personalized treatment, matching a tumor's genetics to the appropriate chemotherapy, and now it may be the first in which prevention, too, can be personalized. Two decades after...
  • Weight loss plan better than usual diet for diabetes patients

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A commercial diet plan that includes prepackaged foods, menu plans and access to counselors was better at helping people with type 2 diabetes shed pounds than a typical diet, according to a new study. What's more, people who...
  • Parkland appoints Levan as golf coach

    Parkland has selected one veteran coach to replace another as coach of the golf team. Scott Levan, currently in his 30th season as coach of Parkland's highly successful track program, has been appointed to replace golf coach John Mondshein, who is...
  • No easy answer to the question of forcible medication

    No easy answer to the question of forcible medication
    Howard Askins grew up in New York, the son of blue-collar transit authority employees who expected him to go far, and he did. His first stop was Brown University, and then he was off to Harvard, where he earned both medical and law degrees before moving...
  • Check of petition for L.A. health commission election begins

    Check of petition for L.A. health commission election begins
    City officials are starting to pore over thousands of signatures to determine whether a proposal for a Los Angeles city health commission could make it to the ballot -- the latest step in a battle by AIDS activists who argue Angelenos need more leverage...
  • Philanthropy rocks! Broward Health Foundation's black-tie ball to feature philanthropists raising funds

    The Broward Health Foundation will host its black-tie ball, presented by One Beat CPR + AED, May 3 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. Close to 600 guests are expected to attend the Philanthropy Rocks themed event, which will feature...
  • Lower-income teens aren't getting enough sleep, researchers say

    Lower-income teens aren't getting enough sleep, researchers say
    African American high school students and boys in low- to middle-income families reported short, fragmented sleep, and that could play a role in their health risks, researchers reported Monday. Anyone who’s ever lived with a teenager knows they...
  • I work out at home so I have no excuse to not do it

    •Name: Kate Coleman •Age: 35 •Hometown: Pennsburg •Favorite routine: At home workout videos, current favorites are: P90x3 and 21 Day Fix, Upper Pilates •Major exercise accomplishment: Losing 30 pounds after the birth of...
  • April 21 Letters: Political donations, Hampton violence, Gov. McAuliffe, mental health support

    Price tag for democracy This country is going down the toilet — and the Supreme Court is flushing it. In decision after decision, five of the members make it clear that they do not believe in "one man, one vote" — rather "one dollar, one...
  • Dr. Irving S. Kolin: Psychiatrist was a pioneer in mental health

    Dr. Irving S. Kolin: Psychiatrist was a pioneer in mental health
    Dr. Irving S. Kolin, a prominent Winter Park psychiatrist who was once credited with saving the life of the singer Eddie Fisher, died Tuesday after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 74. The son of Austrian immigrants who escaped the Nazis by...