| Apr 3, 2013
| 4:47 PM
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,...
| Apr 16, 2013
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.
| Apr 10, 2013
| 1:21 PM
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...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 1:56 PM
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...
| Apr 18, 2013
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....
| Apr 19, 2013
| 7:30 PM
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...
| Apr 22, 2013
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....
| Apr 28, 2013
| 4:13 PM
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,...
| 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
| 2:26 PM
Sol Kramer, who turned a Depression-era 15-cent balsa toy airplane business into a leading wholesale hobby empire, died of pneumonia April 24 at Hospice by the Sea in Pompano Beach, Fla. The former Pikesville resident was 96.
Born in Baltimore, he was...
| 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...