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  • Mother Nature runs a spa in Glenwood Springs

    Mother Nature runs a spa in Glenwood Springs
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — Since moving to Colorado from Southern California three years ago, I've come to hate winter. Scalding baths, wool blankets, the dog snoozing on my feet — nothing takes the edge off the bitter cold. It lingers in the...
  • Rebels With a Cause gala draws Hollywood bigwigs to fight cancer

    Rebels With a Cause gala draws Hollywood bigwigs to fight cancer
    The event: Rebels With a Cause at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood on Thursday honored Oracle Corp. co-founder and Chief Executive Larry Ellison, raising $9 million to benefit the medical research of Dr. David Agus, director of the USC Westside...
  • Putting doctors back in charge of health care [Commentary]

    Putting doctors back in charge of health care [Commentary]
    It's a fairly simple concept: When ill, you seek effective treatment from your doctor. Despite efforts by some Maryland health insurers to insert themselves into the middle of the physician-patient relationship, lawmakers are poised to make this simple...
  • Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.

    Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.
    To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That ... really shouldn’t be the question. But for some reason it is in America. Deadly diseases such as measles and polio are no longer a threat to the majority of vaccinated Americans. (As The Times’...
  • Larry Ellison Donates $4.5 Million at 'Rebels With A Cause' Cancer Research Gala

    The second annual "Rebels With a Cause" gala Thursday raised more than $9 million thanks to honoree Larry Ellison, Oracle CEO and co-founder, as he matched donations with $4.5 million of his own. Hosted at Paramount Pictures Studios, the event...
  • Researchers call for restrictions on e-cigarette claims

    Researchers call for restrictions on e-cigarette claims
    A fair amount of conversation about e-cigarettes has involved their use in purportedly helping people to quit smoking. Researchers on Monday said the evidence for that has been “unconvincing,” and they suggest that regulations should forbid...
  • Flu Shots Keep Kids Out Of Hospitals

    Flu Shots Keep Kids Out Of Hospitals
    Flu vaccines work. They keep children out of hospitals. Parents who resist vaccinating their children should read a report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that showed vaccinations reduced hospitalizations. (The report is at...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Try honey to zap those lingering late-winter coughs

    March is usually the last month of the winter season that our pediatric office is inundated with illness. I can now honestly tell exhausted parents (and our nurses) that this could be their child's last cold of the season, though I keep my fingers...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Blood pressure pill helps reduce diabetes complications

    Q: My doctor prescribed lisinopril for me because I have diabetes, even though my blood pressure has always been normal. My blood sugar came down to normal on pills. Do I really need another medicine? A: It depends more on your kidneys and your risk of...
  • Convenience and savings seldom mix: What not to buy at drugstores

    Drugstores offer a convenient way to shop for a variety of items, especially if you live in a big city that has one on practically every corner. However, convenience doesn't always mean savings, says Howard Schaffer, a deal expert and vice president of...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Make sure your teen is vaccinated for meningitis

    I was recently involved in the care of a 17-year-old boy who had meningococcal meningitis. This is a rare bacterial infection, but meningococcal disease continues to cause 75-125 deaths per year in the U.S. Meningococcal meningitis often begins with non-...