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  • Insurers limiting doctors, hospitals in health insurance market

    Insurers limiting doctors, hospitals in health insurance market
    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...
  • Hospital stays: When less medicine is more

     Hospital stays: When less medicine is more
    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?...
  • Hiker injured in Hollywood Hills airlifted to hospital

    Hiker injured in Hollywood Hills airlifted to hospital
    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...
  • Michael Jackson desperate for sleep, drugs, doctor says

    Michael Jackson desperate for sleep, drugs, doctor says
    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...
  • Dieter, beware: Weight-loss fads can be bad for your health

    Dieter, beware: Weight-loss fads can be bad for your health
    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,...
  • Charles Drew University receives $1.5 million for low-income students

    Charles Drew University receives $1.5 million for low-income students
    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,...
  • WeHo burning death: No sign it was self-inflicted, officials say

    WeHo burning death: No sign it was self-inflicted, officials say
    Homicide detectives investigating the burning death of a man who somehow became engulfed in flames at the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval said there is no indication the incident was self-inflicted. Investigators are studying a YouTube video of the...
  • Crowd dances, cheers as man burns during Halloween carnival

    Crowd dances, cheers as man burns during Halloween carnival
    Festival-goers can be seen on a video dancing to electronic music and cheering as a man becomes engulfed in flames during West Hollywood's annual Halloween carnival. Gilbert Estrada, 51, later died. The video posted on YouTube shows him lying...
  • West Hollywood burning death: Some bystanders rushed to man's aid

    West Hollywood burning death: Some bystanders rushed to man's aid
    The last thing Derek Easley expected to see on Halloween in West Hollywood was a man running through the crowd, flailing and on fire. He came out of nowhere, fully engulfed in flames ”like a torch,” the actor, writer and producer said of the...
  • Cedars-Sinai stands out for steep pricing

    Cedars-Sinai stands out for steep pricing
    When Medicare disclosed average charges from thousands of U.S. hospitals for 100 common procedures last week, only one hospital was near the top in every category: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Be it a cardiac stent, a hip replacement or a...
  • Hedda Bolgar dies at 103; renowned psychoanalyst

    Hedda Bolgar dies at 103; renowned psychoanalyst
    Hedda Bolgar, a psychologist old enough to have attended Sigmund Freud's lectures in Vienna but youthful enough to have treated patients until just a few weeks ago, has died. She was 103. Her mind was sharp, her zest for work keen, and her social...