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  • California can't afford to cater to the anti-vaccination crowd

     California can't afford to cater to the anti-vaccination crowd
    The state of California issued an advisory on measles last week. Though only about a dozen cases have been reported so far, many more people have been exposed to the virus. In the Bay Area, thousands were warned to watch for signs of the disease after a...
  • Harbor Point a model for brownfield revitalization [Commentary]

    Harbor Point a model for brownfield revitalization [Commentary]
    Cities around the world are working to revitalize brownfield sites — areas where redevelopment or reuse may be complicated by some kind of contaminant — particularly in former waterfront industrial zones, where there is often the greatest...
  • The difference between exercise-induced asthma and chronic asthma is subtle

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had asthma all my life but it's always been very mild. I recently started exercising again and am out of breath soon after I begin my workout until about an hour after I'm done. Is there a chance that it is exercise-induced asthma?...
  • Generic drug industry needs to stand up for patient safety

    The Generic Pharmaceutical Assn. says a proposed federal regulation that would allow makers of generic drugs to inform people about all known health risks would create "dangerous confusion" and have "harmful consequences for patients." And why would...
  • Sneeze Shutdown

    Sneeze Shutdown
    After a long and especially cold winter, many people are looking forward to getting out and enjoying spring this year. However, if you suffer from allergies, spring may not be as pleasant. Each year, 35 million Americans deal with spring allergies,...
  • March plant of the month: Salvia coccinea

    March plant of the month: Salvia coccinea
    The March plant of the month is Salvia coccinea Known as Scarlet sage, this is drought-tolerant and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Up North, salvia is an annual. But here in zone 10b, it behaves as a perennial, sending up whorls of bright...
  • Vegetarian diet associated with lower blood pressure, researchers say

    A vegetarian diet may help lower blood pressure, researchers who reviewed data from 39 previous studies said Monday. The researchers suggested that a vegetarian diet could be an alternative to drugs for people whose blood pressure is too high -- a...
  • 'An Unquiet Mind'

    This is an excerpt from "An Unquiet Mind," a memoir about having manic depressive illness. There is a particular kind of pain, elation, loneliness, and terror involved in this kind of madness. When you're high it's tremendous. The ideas and feelings are...
  • 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...
  • 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...