| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:49 PM
A 7-year-old Virginia boy struggling with a serious infection began a potentially lifesaving drug treatment Wednesday after his family's awareness campaign went viral and spurred the FDA and a pharmaceutical company to fast-track a new drug trial....
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:29 PM
He's a hefty, baby-faced teenager, a head taller than his teammates, and the anchor of a high school soccer team that won a city championship this month.
Watching him on the field this week, I found it hard to believe that this time last year Canoga...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:03 PM
In a feat that experts say is a significant advance for regenerative medicine, scientists have discovered a surprisingly simple method for creating personalized stem cells that doesn’t involve human embryos or tinkering with DNA.
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:38 PM
David Mutnick said when he crossed the finish line at a marathon last month, he ran into his father's arms and both men cried.
"I just said, 'This is for you, Dad,'" said Mutnick, 37, of Deerfield.
Never a long-distance runner, Mutnick laced up his...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Chemical maker W.R. Grace & Co. is about to go where it hasn't been for nearly 13 years: out of bankruptcy.
The Chapter 11 case, one of the longest on record, got underway as the Columbia-based company faced more than 100,000 asbestos-related claims....
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:05 AM
Reggae singer William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke has died in Orlando, according to news reports.
Clarke, who was the lead singer of the seminal Jamaican reggae band Third World for more than 30 years, died Sunday. He had been receiving treatment in Orlando for...
| Feb 9, 2014
Re "Patients struggle to find covered doctors," Feb. 5
The article points out a major gap in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act: Many specialty providers and hospitals that cancer patients rely on are being left out of insurance exchange...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Music and charity often go hand-in-hand.
When the suburban band Not for Profit formed in 2007, it carved out a niche playing for charitable causes.
Seven years later, the band has reached $1 million in raised funds -- not too shabby for a group of...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:23 PM
For Sharon Hart, the third day after her chemotherapy treatment for acute myeloid leukemia is always the hardest. That’s when she feels weak and sometimes discouraged.
“The blood levels are depleted and I get tired and sick to my stomach,&...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Six months after captaining the Stevenson University women's basketball team during her senior season, Sam Murray sat in a doctor's office at Sinai Hospital waiting for her diagnosis.
After leading the Mustangs in scoring and being named team MVP as a...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 3:00 PM
It was Father Gregory Boyle's first invitation to address the Los Angeles Police Commission, and he had something to get off his chest.
For a quarter of a century, Boyle has steered boys and girls, and men and women, out of the gang life through Homeboy...