| May 21, 2012
| 9:29 AM
Robin Gibb, one of three brothers who made up the disco group the Bee Gees behind "Saturday Night Fever" and other hits from the 1970s, died on Sunday, according to a statement on his website. He was 62.
Gibb "passed away today following his long...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Butler University’s official mascot was feeling a little under the weather Tuesday.
Blue II confirmed his illness on his own Twitter account:
“Preliminary diagnosis from Dr. Phillips is pneumonia. Going to get an IV of antibiotics & some...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 5:08 PM
After dinner and a walk around their Viking River Cruises ship on Russia's Volga River last May, Charles and Cecilia Ford went back to their cabin. Charles, 82, was in a good mood, his wife said, cracking jokes and singing during their walk.
But he also...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Unless they're asking for spare change, people are willing to engage in conversations with folks they haven't met before for one reason: Perfect strangers are far more likely to be charmed by our adorable eccentricities than are our loved ones. Their...
| May 15, 2013
If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Republican lawmakers are determined to protect the American people from what they call "socialized medicine" and what the rest of the world calls affordable and accessible healthcare.
What seldom comes up in this discussion, though, is what exactly we'...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:34 PM
You really should get a flu shot.
But if you get one at a drugstore, you might find yourself wondering whether they're playing fast and loose with people's insurance coverage so the company can score some extra cash.
Paul Rubenstein, 39, has faced...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Wendell Morris stopped recently at a Rite Aid drugstore in Santa Monica to get a flu shot.
A worker at the pharmacy said Morris' insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, didn't cover flu shots. So Morris paid about $30 out of pocket for the vaccination.
| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:00 PM
So I'm waiting at a stoplight when another piece of techno-pop skitters across the car radio, and the notion hits me: Is romance dead?
Better suited perhaps to a Time magazine cover or an article in New York magazine, the question nonetheless is soon...
| Sep 16, 2009
Patients with acute respiratory stress or pneumonia are typically placed on a ventilator, which assists breathing by forcing air into the lungs under pressure. While ventilation can be lifesaving, it also can damage lung tissues from oxygen toxicity and...
| Oct 9, 2009
Margaret Atwood comes to UCLA's Royce Hall tonight with a performance from her new novel, "The Year of the Flood." In the book, as two former eco-cult members struggle to survive an environmental disaster, they remember leader Adam One and......