| Jan 2, 2015
| 8:39 AM
More than anything else, I hope my columns help families, as most pets are considered members of the family. During 2014, I was proud to elevate several topics to a public platform.
--Journalist Julia Szabo spoke with me about her book, "Medicine Dog:...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:28 PM
The annual Jingle Bell Run, a 5K romp through downtown Glendale, raised $125,000 for the Arthritis Foundation this weekend, organizers said.
The amount was shy of a stated $150,000 goal, but the haul was the most raised in three years.
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:42 PM
The controversial decision by regulators Wednesday to approve a higher fixed customer fee for Connecticut Light & Power's customers has triggered a strong response from lawmakers and energy advocates who say they will push for legislation to cap those...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Outfielder Matt Kemp could be headed back to the logjam in Los Angeles after his physical with the San Diego Padres revealed arthritis in both hips.
According to multiple reports, Kemp's Tuesday physical created concern with the Padres, who pulled the...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 3:51 PM
The Philadelphia Phillies agreed more than a week ago to trade Jimmy Rollins to Los Angeles, and there are no indications that the deal is in jeopardy despite a delayed official announcement.
The Rollins trade is tied to a separate transaction —...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Inside Laguna Woods Village, retirees with stiff knees and failing eyesight make ready use of wellness centers and medical offices scattered throughout nearby strip malls.
Residents such as Peggiann "Benji" Johnson — a breast cancer patient...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:48 PM
In a previous article, I discussed the hygiene hypothesis, which attributes the current prevalence of autoimmune diseases to the antiseptic environment we provide for our children. This means dirt's good. Some dirt.
But passing gas? Who's says that's...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Following another gruesome hip injury that required season-ending surgery Monday to repair the damage, the career of Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta is now in serious danger.
One year after fracturing and dislocating his right hip during training camp,...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Dear Readers: Low-dose naltrexone, or LDN, is the prescription medication that every doctor has heard of, but rarely prescribes. Regular naltrexone (not low dose) is used for heroin addicts, alcoholics and opiate withdrawal. The low-dose version of the...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Starting this weekend, anyone interested in changing an existing health insurance policy or buying a new one can do so during the second open enrollment period under Obamacare.
Those interested in having a plan in place by Jan. 1 must make their...
| Nov 25, 2014
For $75, the interior designer was supposed to look at my kitchen and help me decide on paint or wallpaper, and how to make the space more efficient.
But first, she proceeded to tell me everything else that needed changing in our house.
"It looks like...