| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Hans Riegel, 90, a marketing executive who made German candy maker Haribo and its signature gummi bears a chewy hit across the globe, died Tuesday of heart failure in Bonn, the company announced. He had been recovering from an operation to remove a benign...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:48 PM
President George W. Bush's successful heart surgery, which involved placement of a stent in a coronary artery, is performed roughly a million times a year nationwide, sometimes without even a night in the hospital, according to cardiologists.
| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:54 PM
After an outpatient procedure last summer, Sidney Fallender was expecting to go straight home. But when two nurses tried to get the 93-year-old Sherman Oaks resident on his feet, they discovered he was unable to walk on his own.
"The doctor told her...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The cramping came on quickly. Then the bleeding.
Samantha Bradley was only six months pregnant. She had already miscarried once. She knew she needed to get to an emergency room.
"I was in tears," she said. "The only thing I could think was 'Get me...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Fergie and husband Josh Duhamel's baby has arrived!
The Black Eyed Peas frontwoman and the "Safe Haven" star are now parents to Axl Jack Duhamel, who was born Thursday and weighed in at 7 pounds, 10 ounces, Duhamel's rep told The Times.
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:48 PM
A 10-year-old boy was in grave condition Sunday after suffering a head injury in a vehicle accident in an exclusive gated community north of Beverly Hills, authorities said.
The boy sustained a "severe head injury" when the modified golf cart in which...
| 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...