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  • Site uses social media to track illness; app in works

    Site uses social media to track illness; app in works
    You might not consider Tweets such as "Missing the Redskins game because of the flu, ugh :( #worstday" as groundbreaking advancements in science, but Graham Dodge, founder and CEO of the disease-tracking site sickweather.com, thinks they are....
  • Excuses you should never use when calling in sick

    Excuses you should never use when calling in sick
    If your alarm clock’s going off but you still want more sleep, your friend’s in town for the weekend, there’s a home project you’d like more time to work on or your DVR is about to reach its limit of saved shows, you’ve...
  • Getting a clue about flu shots

    Getting a clue about flu shots
    You really should get a flu shot. But if you get one at a drugstore, you might find yourself wondering whether they're playing fast and loose with people's insurance coverage so the company can score some extra cash. Paul Rubenstein, 39, has faced...
  • L.A. County confirms first flu death of 2013-2014 season

    L.A. County confirms first flu death of 2013-2014 season
    Health officials have confirmed Los Angeles County's first death of the 2013-2014 influenza season. The victim, a woman who lived in the San Fernando Valley, was infected with an influenza B strain, the Department of Public Health reported Friday. The...
  • New excavations begin at Florida reform school

    With each scrape of the Florida Panhandle soil by an excavator's metal claw, anthropologists are moving a step closer to unraveling a century of mystery over the fates of missing boys from an infamous reform school. Some of those sent to the Arthur G....
  • Letters: Mentally ill, in prison

    Letters: Mentally ill, in prison
    Re "New tactics on mentally ill inmates," Oct. 24 It is distressing to read a correctional psychiatrist's assertion that psychotic prisoners "would have no memory" of being repeatedly pepper-sprayed and "have a higher than average threshold for pain...
  • Letters: Mixing money and politics

    Re "Secretive groups fined a state record $16 million," Oct. 25 There they go again. Secretive political groups cite the U.S. Constitution to defend their shadowy solicitation of massive sums from anonymous, megabucks donors to fund campaign propaganda....
  • Letters: History of the poverty line

    Re "A false poverty line," Opinion, Oct. 24 John E. Schwarz's Op-Ed article is a welcome focus on the issue of poverty, but his discussion of Mollie Orshansky's poverty line measure is insufficient. (Orshanksy reasoned that because one-third of a family...
  • Letters: Feeling blue about flu shots

    Re "Getting a clue about flu shots," Column, Oct. 25 Similar to David Lazarus, I went to my local CVS last week for a flu shot and was told that it was not covered by my insurance. Because my insurance policy is a new one, I agreed and paid $31.99 for...
  • 'The Walking Dead' recap, 'Isolation'

    'The Walking Dead' recap, 'Isolation'
    This week's episode of "The Walking Dead" was especially quotey but not especially bitey. Lots of characters dropped pearls of eloquent wisdom, but not many characters were bitten by zombies. Of course, that's not as big of a deal anymore, because...
  • 'The Walking Dead' recap: Sick days

    'The Walking Dead' recap: Sick days
    The biggest shockers of Sunday night's "Walking Dead" occurred at the very beginning and at the very end. In the middle? Well, there was a whole lot of coughing. The mysterious flu-like disease that began infiltrating the prison in the season premiere...