| Nov 8, 2010
JO MYONG ROK
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Jo Myong Rok, 82, a top North Korean military official and longtime confidant of leader Kim Jong Il who traveled to Washington in 2000 on a then-unprecedented mission, died Saturdayof heart disease, the...
| Feb 14, 2008
This time of year, between last-minute supplications for restaurant reservations and timely flower deliveries, you might be tempted to grumble over a holiday whose popularity comes and goes. Back in 1910, The Times editorial board worried that the...
| May 30, 2012
| 10:18 AM
Dr. David L. Rimoin, a medical geneticist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center who pioneered studies of dwarfism and other skeletal abnormalities, died Sunday at the Los Angeles hospital. He was 75 and had been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer days...
| Oct 23, 2012
E. Donnall Thomas, a physician who pioneered the use of bone marrow transplants in leukemia patients and won the 1990 Nobel Prize in medicine, died Saturday in Seattle of heart disease. He was 92.
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle,...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Artwork Jamal once remarked that he not only sang the blues, he lived the blues. Someday, his history of hard luck and ill health may be spun into verse. But the powerful, deep-voiced Los Angeles native will sing no more.
Jamal, 47, died Aug. 6 from...
| Mar 4, 2008
When it comes to a heart attack, what you don't know can kill you.
While most Americans recognize crushing chest pain as a sign of a heart attack, many don't realize that heart-attack victims are just as likely to feel dizzy, break out into a sweat or...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:53 PM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his latest health initiative this week: He’s banning elevators! OK, not really. But he did say he was planning to introduce legislation that would inspire New Yorkers to take the stairs by making staircases...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Who in our society — aside from the folks who believe that man walked with the dinosaurs back when Earth was created a few thousand years ago — can resist science? We eat up, sometimes in a literal sense, every new study that finds that one...
| Mar 4, 2008
Mike Carey had been feeling pressure in his chest for months. Every time he played tennis with his friends, he had to take a breather after 20 minutes. He assumed that he had indigestion.
Carey, an Orlando electrical contractor, was already taking...
| Sep 4, 2006
By the time Weems W. Duvall Jr., hit 45, he was close to 300 pounds, his cholesterol was sky high and his blood pressure was out of control. "I was pretty much a walking heart attack," he says.
Diet books advised him that adding fish to his meals would...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:08 PM
My gym membership is a tax deduction. So are my running shoes. And my bike. And my Rush "2112" cycling jersey.
This is because I write about fitness for a living, and if (probably "when") I get audited, I can point to hundreds of articles that prove all...