| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:51 PM
The Berkeley City Council on Tuesday evening is scheduled to vote on whether to put a tax of 1 cent per ounce on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages before voters on the November ballot.
A yes vote by the council -- where there appears to be little...
| Jul 10, 2014
Nearly a quarter-century ago, a newborn residing in West Garfield Park could expect to live slightly more than 63 years.
A child's life expectancy at birth in the community area, bounded to the west and east by Kenton Avenue and Hamlin Boulevard, inched...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Cassia Soldano says she hit rock bottom after her second child was born in 2012 and her weight climbed to 320 pounds. She knew she needed to do something about it.
"As soon as I had my son, it hit me. I had to make a change," says the 37-year-old public...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:15 PM
The arrival of fast and relatively inexpensive genome sequencing is likely to open whole new avenues for diagnosing and treating diseases. But in a new study, scientists show that it can also reveal how some age-related diseases -- from diabetes to...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Teresa Garcia, weak and in pain, had all but given up on doctors when she came to a small clinic next to a former wedding chapel on the Strip.
"I never thought I would get better," the 55-year-old housekeeper said, recalling years of perfunctory...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:15 AM
This is in response to the article by Amanda Yeager regarding Howard County's limits on sugary drinks and junk food at county-sponsored events ("Ban on sweets sours Fourth of July vendors," July 2).
As a physician, I am very concerned about the...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Sherry Lansing, the former prexy of 20th Century Fox, and chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures for 12 years, was at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival this week with her husband, William Friedkin, who received the Crystal Globe for outstanding artistic...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 10:00 AM
As Malvin Espinosa prepared to retire from the Army in 2011, a Veterans Affairs counselor urged him to apply for disability pay.
List all your medical problems, the counselor said.
Espinosa, a mechanic at Ft. Lee in Virginia, had never considered...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Los Angeles billionaire-inventor Alfred Mann's almost decade-long quest to develop an inhalable form of insulin for diabetics won approval Friday from U.S. regulators.
His company, MannKind Corp. of Valencia, got the OK on Friday to sell the drug called...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 9:12 PM
When Rosalinda Cardenas was a kid, her parents warned her often: Stay away from the Pacoima Wash.
A few blocks from her home on Laurel Canyon Boulevard, the concrete-encased flood control channel was barricaded by rusty chain-link fences, broken glass...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Randy Gutzke, a longtime IV drug user who says he struggles daily to stay sober, recently was offered a quick-results test for hepatitis C at a West Side community health center.
A case manager also reviewed the behaviors that put him at risk for...