| Apr 27, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Although Orlando is a medium-sized metro, its two main hospital systems rank in the big leagues of top-grossing nonprofit hospitals in the nation, according to a recent report.
With annual gross charges of $8 billion, Florida Hospital came in fourth out...
| May 5, 2013
| 4:22 PM
For more than two decades, Wanda Remo has battled one illness after another. Asthma, chronic lung disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, depression, chronic pain, strokes. Specialists treat her lungs, her heart and her joints.
| May 17, 2013
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...
| May 18, 2013
| 2:04 PM
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...
| May 24, 2013
| 6:23 PM
California's health insurance rates for a new state-run marketplace came in lower than expected this week, but one downside for many consumers will be far fewer doctors and hospitals to choose from.
People who want UCLA Medical Center and its doctors in...
| May 27, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Preparing for his return to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles after six months' treatment at a center for pedophile priests, Father Michael Wempe sat down to type out a list of concerns. Arrangements for his dog. Counseling and support groups for himself....
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:40 AM
The founder of Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Co. (PIMCO) and his wife have pledged to give their fortune to charity before they die, according to published reports.
Bill and Sue Gross, who have an estimated wealth of $2 billion, plan to...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 2:48 PM
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a man who somehow became engulfed in flames Thursday at the West Hollywood Carnaval and later succumbed to his injuries, officials said.
Gilbert Estrada, 51, was taken to Cedars-...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:03 AM
Homicide detectives investigating the burning death of a man at a popular West Hollywood Halloween carnival are studying a graphic video of the incident to determine whether foul play may have been involved.
A video posted on YouTube shows a man...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:23 PM
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...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...