| Dec 20, 2012
| 5:30 PM
Usually, at this time of year, I write my "Stanta" column, complete with a mug of me decked in a red Santa suit and hat — and giving good-natured, gift-giving jabs at some notable Nutmeggers.
It's meant to end the year with a little merriment...
| Nov 27, 2012
Wendell D. Garrett, a historian and authority on American decorative arts who was widely known for his appearances as an appraiser on the long-running PBS series "Antiques Roadshow," has died. He was 83.
Garrett died Nov. 14 of natural causes at a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
More than a million Americans have Parkinson's disease, which is more than the number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and Lou Gehrig's disease combined. Parkinson's kills brain cells that produce dopamine, a nerve-...
| Jun 8, 2013
Jerry Huang left his wheelchair at the side of the pool before gliding through more than 400 meters of water at this year's Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge. From beginners to experts, people of all abilities swam laps to raise money for free swimming lessons...
| May 1, 2013
More Americans suffer from aphasia — a brain disorder in which a person loses the ability to understand or express words — than Parkinson's disease or muscular dystrophy. But few in the public have heard of the disease.
Thanks to a major...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:05 PM
The tall, lanky patient enters the room bent over and shuffling like a man twice his age. He climbs on a gurney and lies back, head throbbing. Then Carlton Haywood pulls out a bottle of Tums, relief-in-waiting for the nausea he fears will come.
| Jan 12, 2013
| 7:12 PM
I guess it will happen at some point. A kid in Baltimore will come across a faded black-and-white picture, or notice all those blue #19 jerseys, and he won't quite believe it: "We had a football team before the Ravens?"
Maybe it's already happened,...
| Dec 8, 2012
After a breakup with a film and television editor, I decided that 2012 would be about being proactive and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I would attempt to go on 365 dates during a 12-month period — some of which would, I hoped, be amorous...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 12:24 PM
Bestselling novelist Jonathan Evison dropped by our video booth at the L.A. Times Festival of Books to talk with L.A. Times columnist Robin Abcarian about "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving," his novel that has just been released in paperback.
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:46 PM
When Dr. Wayne Grody heard that the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Myriad Genetics could not patent two genes linked to breast cancer, the UCLA medical geneticist was minutes from giving a well-worn speech on the years-old case to a room full of...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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