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  • What's up, Doc? Are amber teething necklaces safe?

    What's up, Doc? Are amber teething necklaces safe?
    Q: I’ve seen amber necklaces for babies that are intended to ease teething pain. Does this remedy work? Is it safe? A: Infants and toddlers are developmentally primed to put objects of curiosity into their mouths, so pediatricians worry about small...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss 'problem prescribers,' chronic drug abusers

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss 'problem prescribers,' chronic drug abusers
    Join Times staff writer Lisa Girion for an online chat at 12:30 p.m. on how doctors are fueling the nation's prescription drug epidemic. A new government study found that doctors now represent the primary source of narcotic painkillers for chronic...
  • Virginia Cancer Plan urges prevention, screenings

    Virginia Cancer Plan urges prevention, screenings
    The five-year Virginia Cancer Plan, 2013-2017, released last week by the Richmond-based nonprofit Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia, sets goals and strategies for the early detection and treatment of the disease, along with reducing preventable...
  • Iran businesses await a post-sanctions bonanza

    TEHRAN — The room at the Iranian Chamber of Commerce offices was packed and noisy. At the lectern, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi encouraged dozens of merchants and manufacturers to "seize the opportunity" that could result from an easing...
  • Man who posed as doctor to bilk patients gets five years in prison

    Man who posed as doctor to bilk patients gets five years in prison
    SAN DIEGO — A 52-year-old La Mesa man Friday was sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted of practicing medicine without a license and promising to cure patients of AIDS, cancer and other maladies. Desperate, terminally ill patients...
  • 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...
  • Feeling run over by the passage of time [Column]

    Sometime after giving birth to my first child, but before getting the third one out the door for good, something weird happened. I can't pinpoint the exact moment, but I'm guessing it was somewhere between learning to read with Dick and Jane and...
  • Research inspired by swine flu wins $100,000 at Intel science fair

    Research inspired by swine flu wins $100,000 at Intel science fair
    A project that could point the way to a new class of drugs to treat influenza won the top prize Tuesday night at the Intel Science Talent Search, netting 17-year-old Eric S. Chen a cool $100,000. Chen, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego,...
  • Measles cases continue to rise in California, officials warn

    Measles cases continue to rise in California, officials warn
    State health officials announced Friday that the number of measles cases in California was far higher compared to the same time last year. The California Department of Public Health confirmed 32 such cases so far this year, compared to three measles...
  • Do animals have long-term memory?

    These reader questions were answered by Thornhill, Ontario, Canada-based veterinary behaviorist Dr. Gary Landsberg, a contributing author to "Decoding Your Dog" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY, 2014; $27), also including segments by fellow...
  • It's Freebie Friday! Free Pollo Tropical and Jamba Juice

    It's Freebie Friday! Free Pollo Tropical and Jamba Juice
    Happy Freebie Friday! I've got some great deals today! Slurp a free Jamba Juide, get a BOGO coupon at Pollo Tropical for nominating a teacher and save $10 at Red Lobster. There are lots of other freebies, coupons and free fun things to do listed, too....