| Jun 19, 2013
| 11:25 AM
Ninety percent of Americans said schools should take a role in combating obesity -- a surprising cut away from the idea that being overweight is a personal choice.
That doesn’t meant people don’t see that they need to take action as well for...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:00 AM
A critical opportunity to improve U.S. health care finally lies within reach. In 2004, then-President George Bush announced the goal to have a national electronic health records (EHR) system in place in 10 years. Tragically, EHR development had become...
| Jun 16, 2013
Finish the job of Medgar Evers
To the editor:
Mississippi’s tireless civil-rights worker, Medgar Evers, was killed 50 years ago. An assassin’s bullet mortally wounded Evers in front of his home, leaving a widow and depriving three...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Nutritionists known for issuing warnings about the health risks of eating red meat reiterated their message this week, confirming a link between red meat consumption and Type 2 diabetes -- and showing, in a new follow-up study, that the association...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:48 PM
Avera St. Luke's has received verification as a Level III Trauma Center from the American College of Surgeons, making it one of seven hospitals in the state with a Level III or II rating.
Level III trauma centers must have continuous physician and...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 4:00 AM
While debate continues over whether local or state education officials should determine how teachers are evaluated, teachers in Washington County Public Schools will have a new evaluation model for the coming school year that will hold them accountable...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Midway is the little airport that could.
Despite numerous hurdles, it managed to become the busiest airport in the world, a title it held for at least 15 years. Don't remember the golden age? The little airfield on the city's Southwest Side...
| May 14, 2013
| 2:00 PM
After years of decline, the rate of smokeless tobacco use among young people has leveled off, new research shows.
In 2011, 5.2% of middle school and high school students in the U.S. reported using snuff, chewing tobacco or dipping tobacco at least...
| Feb 13, 2013
And now, she is the patient. For decades, as a surgeon, researcher, professor and medical celebrity of sorts, Susan Love has led the charge against breast cancer and for women's health. She served on President Clinton's cancer advisory board. She set up a...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 12:13 PM
Irvine school officials and law enforcement officers told parents that they have a lockdown training system and active-shooters protocol in place. The discussion occurred in the wake of the deadly shooting in Connecticut that claimed the lives of 20...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:03 AM
The Connecticut school shooting continues to spawn legislation in California aimed at improving campus safety. A year after the Legislature stalled action on a bill to require schools to establish emergency-response plans, state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance)...