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  • Angels' Joe Smith is not nearly as common as his name

    Angels' Joe Smith is not nearly as common as his name
    If anybody could get lost in the celebrity of being a major league baseball player, it is Angels pitcher Joe Smith. His name is the ultimate in common. If you were looking for personal brand identification in this age of look-at-me-ism, you could do...
  • Decades after childhood recovery, survivors in 60s, 70s confront post-polio symptoms

    Decades after childhood recovery, survivors in 60s, 70s confront post-polio symptoms
    Wearing name tags, they sit around tables, with paper handouts full of research spread around them. Within reach are pens and paper. Also within reach, on the floor, are crutches, walkers and wheelchairs. Their attention is on Dr. Meg Lawton, a...
  • Survivor's parents organize charity bike ride for Children's Hospital neurosurgery

    Survivor's parents organize charity bike ride for Children's Hospital neurosurgery
    La Ca√Īada resident Taylor Winter was just 12 when she was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease, a condition caused by a tumor on the pituitary gland that affects everything from organ function and sleep to hormone levels and body growth. Although she&...
  • Ebola milestone: Liberia releases last known patient from treatment

    Ebola milestone: Liberia releases last known patient from treatment
    She is “one of the happiest persons on Earth today.” And she could be Liberia’s last Ebola patient in a devastating outbreak that began in West Africa more than a year ago. Beatrice Yardolo, 58, was released from a treatment center...
  • Lifestyle changes often can help ease symptoms of peripheral artery disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother, 67, was recently diagnosed with peripheral artery disease. She's been having leg pain and other symptoms for many months. She was prescribed medication, but her doctor said she may need surgery. What would that involve? Are...
  • Federal lawmakers demand answers from FDA on superbug response

    As more infections come to light from tainted scopes, several members of Congress are demanding answers from the Food and Drug Administration about what it knew about the risk beforehand and for how long. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center became the latest in...
  • Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak

    Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak
    Faced with a growing HIV outbreak tied to intravenous drug use, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he's considering a needle-exchange program as part of a public health emergency he's preparing to declare in a county that's at the epicenter of the...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Remember that fever is your child's friend

    Every year, during the fall and winter "sick season," I see 20-30 patients a day with a fever, and every parent anguishes over why this has happened. Fever is one of the most common symptoms of illness among children. Younger children run fevers quite...
  • Getting a clearer picture of how to slow or stop kidney disease in children

    KANSAS CITY Two-year-old Marley Martinac has a serious chronic kidney disease, but she's going to have a better shot at a healthy life than kids born just a decade earlier. Thanks largely to an ongoing national study with leadership at Children's Mercy...
  • Repairing traumatic brain injury

    There is "no secure means of diagnosis, but there are also no known ways to prevent it and no cure," wrote National Geographic magazine in a recent article dedicated to the signature injury of the Iraq and Afghan wars. The assessment reflects the almost...
  • Lowell woman sentenced for tax fraud scheme

    A Lowell woman who helped run a family-owned temporary employment agency has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for defrauding the IRS of more than $5 million in tax revenue. Margaret Mathes sought leniency because she had recently...