| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:43 PM
The little farm towns of Central California held a poetry all their own for Jose Montoya.
From childhood he knew their people, mostly immigrant laborers like his own family. He knew the labyrinthine rows of fruit trees, the dirt-floor houses and trailer...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Dozens of friends, classmates and neighbors braved bitter temperatures and falling snow to participate in a recent blood drive to help a Maine South High School student replenish a blood bank's supply.
Dubbed "Jimmy's Blood Drive," the effort to boost...
| 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...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:05 AM
As a vegetarian and daily yoga practitioner, Amy Johnson thought she was healthy before she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last August. Now she consumes 50 pounds of carrots, 25 pounds of Granny Smith apples and 14 heads of romaine lettuce each week in...
| 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...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 2:05 AM
Women with dense breast tissue will now get an extra warning about cancer. Dense breast tissue, while common in women, can make it harder to detect breast cancer. A new state law requires doctors to send women with dense breast tissue a special letter...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:01 AM
The show opens with Aloe Blacc performing "Wake Me Up." This is one of those songs that I've heard a million times but couldn't have told you the title or the singer.
Now that we've gotten rid of a few couples, we should go back to the individual walk-...
| 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 24, 2014
David Solomon lay in bed, a sheet draped over his legs.
His darkened bedroom was silent, except for the ticking of a clock on the wall. A box of tissues sat on a bedside table; a Hebrew-and-English siddur, or prayer book, rested on his lap.
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Health insurers in Maryland and throughout the country are jeopardizing patient health by dramatically and arbitrarily increasing the cost of vital medications. As insurers increasingly assign cancer treatments to so-called "specialty tier" cost...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Noelle Ito, a Flintridge Prep alum, class of ’98, is a Bark for Life Altadena team captain.
The event raises funds for the American Cancer Society and is part of their successful Relay for Life events, which have spread to more than 20 countries...