| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Sam Simon just returned from a rescue mission. "The Simpsons" co-developer released at least 18 bears (two were pregnant) into Colorado's Wild Animal Sanctuary.
He's been buying zoos and circuses to free animals since December 2012, the month after he...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently quit smoking and ended up with a moderate ulcerative colitis flare. Could a short return to nicotine help with my symptoms? Are there any other recently discovered treatments for flare-ups?
ANSWER: Studies have shown that...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 9:12 PM
Ray Gibson, an award-winning Chicago Tribune reporter who exposed city contractors with Outfit ties, federal jurors with criminal backgrounds in the George Ryan trial, and politicians who enriched themselves at taxpayers' expense, died Friday, Jan. 31, at...
| Dec 18, 2013
Lung cancer kills three times more Virginians each year than any other cancer. In its soon-to-be-released annual report, the Virginia Cancer Registry revealed that though its incidence ranks third to prostate and breast cancer, lung cancer has by far...
| Mar 18, 2014
Now here's some news heartening news about cancer. Colon cancer rates are plunging -- falling by about 3.4 percent a year since 2000, according to a report in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. According to the journal, the incidence of colon cancer...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Gussy Moran, who gained both international fame and notoriety by wearing a short skirt and lace panties in the 1949 Wimbledon tennis tournament and who lived a life of celebrity for many years, died Wednesday night in her small Los Angeles apartment in...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Julie Elkins cried only twice during her 11-year battle with breast cancer.
The first time was while walking out of a clinic with the words, "You have cancer" ringing in her ears. The second was when her husband shaved her head. The Costa Mesa...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Howard Rogo, who served as one of Simi Valley’s first council members after the city incorporated in 1969, has died. He was 84.
Rogo died May 29 of colon cancer in the Sun City Palm Desert Senior community, his friend Court Baird, who ran...
| Jan 2, 2013
What is it about the New Year that motivates us to take control of our health and our lives?
After all, every month, every Monday, every day presents us with a new opportunity to cultivate more prudent habits. But there's something about Jan. 1 —...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Claire Bidwell Smith buried both of her parents by the time she was 25.
At an age when most young adults celebrate newfound independence, Smith had it thrust upon her. She realized her parents would never see her fall in love or welcome her children...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:58 AM
As people look to live more healthful lifestyles, many are contemplating meat-free diets. But becoming vegan or vegetarian can seem daunting as people try to figure out what to eat to get all the proper nutrients. Ingrid Beardsley, registered dietitian at...