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  • Cecil Fergerson dies at 82; LACMA curator advocated for minority artists

    Cecil Fergerson dies at 82; LACMA curator advocated for minority artists
    Cecil Fergerson, an art curator and activist who advocated for minority artists, got his first job right out of high school in a major museum. As a janitor. That was just about the only work available to African Americans in 1948 at the Los Angeles...
  • CDC chief Frieden: Valley fever a 'growing problem' in California

    CDC chief Frieden: Valley fever a 'growing problem' in California
    In an interview with The Times,  U.S. Centers for Disease Control  Director Dr. Thomas Frieden called valley fever "a big and growing problem" that presents "substantial" economic and health costs for Californians. The CDC chief -- along with...
  • Man with blue skin dies at 62: Unlikely his condition was responsible

    Man with blue skin dies at 62: Unlikely his condition was responsible
    Paul Karason, the man with blue skin and white beard, died this week. He was 62. Karason was being treated for pneumonia at the time of his death, and had also recently suffered a heart attack and a stroke, according to a report on Today.com. The...
  • Is new pneumonia vaccine better than old one?

    Is new pneumonia vaccine better than old one?
    Q: I heard there's a new pneumonia shot. Is it better than the old one? A: The older pneumonia shot is the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine. It's recommended for all people over age 65 and anyone with certain medical conditions, such as lung disease,...
  • Study seeks key to staying cancer-free

    Study seeks key to staying cancer-free
    When Alpa Patel's grandfather was diagnosed with cancer, he seemed healthy: The 64-year-old had been training for a triathlon when doctors found a lemon-size tumor in his brain. He died almost a year to the day from when he was diagnosed. Patel, only...
  • A classical 'Connection'

    A classical 'Connection'
    Grant Sevdayan founded the Huntington Beach Symphony to fill a vacuum in the local musical landscape. Although the city offered a vibrant rock scene, Sevdayan also knew of formally trained classical musicians who were forced to stay home or drive 15...
  • Margel L. Burton, factory worker

    Margel L. Burton, factory worker
    Margel L. Burton, a retired factory worker and former longtime Dundalk resident, died March 29 from complications of pneumonia at Carolina Point Nursing Home in Durham, N.C. She was 81. The daughter of farmers, the former Margel Love Gray was born and...
  • Pedro Ramirez Vazquez dies at 94; architect changed the face of Mexico City

    Pedro Ramirez Vazquez, an architect who changed the face of Mexico City by designing a number of landmark modernist structures, died on Tuesday, his 94th birthday. The cause was pneumonia, according to Mexico's National Council for Culture and the Arts....
  • Sam Jameson dies at 76; former longtime L.A. Times correspondent

    Sam Jameson dies at 76; former longtime L.A. Times correspondent
    Sam Jameson, a former longtime Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent with a deep knowledge of and close personal affinity for Japan, his professional and personal base for half a century, died Friday at a Tokyo hospital. He was 76. The cause of...
  • Hilary Koprowski dies at 96; developed oral vaccine for polio

    Hilary Koprowski, a Polish-born researcher who developed the first successful oral vaccine for polio, has died. He was 96. Koprowski died of pneumonia April 11 at his Philadelphia home, said his son, Dr. Christopher Koprowski, a radiation oncologist....
  • Austerity is hurting our health, say researchers

    Austerity is hurting our health, say researchers
    LONDON (Reuters) - Austerity is having a devastating effect on health in Europe and North America, driving suicide, depression and infectious diseases and reducing access to medicines and care, researchers said on Monday. Detailing a decade of research,...