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  • The Crowd: American Diabetes Assn. honors great O.C. dads

    The Crowd: American Diabetes Assn. honors great O.C. dads
    It was a week to recognize and celebrate the contributions of dads on the Orange Coast. Father's Day2012 was the theme for the American Diabetes Assn.'s annual "Father of the Year" dinner held at the Grove of Anaheim. A shoulder-to-shoulder crowd of...
  • Aphasia affects estimated 1 million people

    Aphasia affects estimated 1 million people
    Earlier this month a Texas Rangers sportscaster went from calling live highlights of a baseball game to talking about a botched robbery. The sportscaster's incoherent switch confused listeners, but doctors saw the symptoms of aphasia, a disease not...
  • Coping with second day of no electricity frustrates many

    Coping with second day of no electricity frustrates many
    Pat Johnston, like many Baltimore residents, was fuming Sunday as she faced another day without electricity. Describing her frustration level, she said, "On a scale out of 10, I'm at 11.2.  "You can't get through to find out [when power is likely to...
  • Angry parents of sick children confront state officials

    Angry parents of sick children confront state officials
    Parents and disability advocates called on Illinois officials today to delay changes to a state program that funds in-home nursing care for more than 1,000 medically fragile and technology-dependent children. Angry – sometimes tearful –...
  • Parents seek to delay program affecting medically fragile kids

    Parents seek to delay program affecting medically fragile kids
    Parents and advocates for the disabled called on Illinois officials Wednesday to delay changes to a state program that funds in-home nursing care for more than 1,000 medically fragile and technology-dependent children. Angry, sometimes tearful parents...
  • Saving lives one step at a time

    Saving lives one step at a time
    For years people around the country have been climbing mountains for CureDuchenne. As they raise money and awareness, they also get younger. Most recently, 8-year-old Tyler Armstrong climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and helped raise about $40,000 for the Newport...
  • Wendell Garrett dies at 83; 'Antiques Roadshow' appraiser

    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...
  • The Habit set to open in Irvine

    Good news for Irvine residents who may have developed something of a Habit habit at one of the burger grill's eight other Orange County locations: There's one opening Dec. 12 in Heritage Plaza at 14474 Culver Drive, a news release said. But first, on...
  • Doctors: Supreme Court BRCA gene patent ruling benefits patients

    Doctors: Supreme Court BRCA gene patent ruling benefits patients
    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...
  • MDA Telethon reduced to two-hour ABC special -- with no Jerry Lewis

    In recent years, the Muscular Dystrophy Assn.'s annual telethon has undergone dramatic transformations from its early days as a live Labor Day weekend broadcast spanning almost two days with an endless parade of stars, pleas for charity and the anything-...
  • The Crowd: Giving the Gift of Hope for muscular dystrophy

    The Crowd: Giving the Gift of Hope for muscular dystrophy
    The 18th annual Gift of Hope Gala benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. unfolded June 8 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. Some 400 donors filled the elegant ballroom for the black-tie affair emceed by the beautiful blond media personality Jamie...