| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:47 AM
A 10-year-old boy who suffered a severe head injury when the modified golf cart he was riding overturned Sunday in an exclusive neighborhood north of Beverly Hills has died, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The boy was...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:34 PM
The doctor can't see you now.
Consumers may hear that a lot more often after getting health insurance under President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
To hold down premiums, major insurers in California have sharply limited the number of doctors and...
| Sep 18, 2013
This year, 36.6 million people will be admitted to U.S. hospitals. Each patient will stay an average of 4.8 days, and the cost for all those hospitalizations will reach into the billions.
Is all that time spent in hospitals good for patients?...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:01 PM
A hiker was airlifted out of Fryman Canyon Park in the Hollywood Hills on Thursday after falling 30 feet down a hard-to-reach embankment.
At about 7:45 a.m., Los Angeles firefighters received a call concerning an injured hiker in the 8400 block of...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:42 PM
A close friend and doctor who treated Michael Jackson for more than 25 years testified Thursday that the desperate singer asked him for an anesthetic to combat his insomnia a little more than two months before his death.
Dr. Allen Metzger, who had...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:00 PM
There's something about fall — with its back-to-school, new-start feeling — that compels many of us to revisit our plans to diet, and sometimes those plans involve fads.
Even celebrities who can afford the best personal trainers,...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science will receive $1.5 million to educate more low-income students who are interested in becoming health professionals, President David Carlisle said Monday.
The grant comes from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Hoag Hospital has been named to Becker's Hospital Review's annual list of the "100 Great Hospitals in America."
Established in 1952, the Newport Beach-based 579-bed hospital was the only Orange County facility to join leading academic medical centers,...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Margaret Davis of West L.A. voted for President Obama and appreciates the ideas behind the Affordable Care Act. She agrees that everyone should have access to healthcare and no one should be denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions.
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:19 PM
Dramatically escalating the fight against heart attacks and strokes, the nation's cardiologists have rewritten the guidebook on how Americans should be treated with statins and unveiled a plan that could double the number of patients taking the...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 7:39 AM
An investigation into how a man burned to death at West Hollywood’s annual Halloween carnival has confirmed witness statements that he accidentally set himself ablaze while lighting a cigarette, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department...