| Apr 1, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Brie-Anne Paterson has suffered from chronic pelvic pain for more than half her life. She was the girl in gym class curled up on the locker room floor, crying and clutching her abdomen.
"I would just die the week of my period,"...
| Oct 22, 2010
Jenny Oropeza, a Democratic state senator whose battle with cancer five years ago drove her to sponsor laws protecting public health and the environment, died Wednesday evening at a hospital in her hometown of Long Beach. She was 53.
Oropeza had been...
| Oct 25, 2010
| 5:54 PM
CYPRESS, Calif. (KTLA) -- Funeral services were held Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress for Democratic California Sen. Jenny Oropeza.
Oropeza, who was facing re-election next month, died in a Long Beach Hospital Wednesday from complications...
| Aug 18, 2010
There is a common myth that if you stop exercising, your muscle will turn to fat—but this is simply not true. That should be good news for those of you who might have fallen off the exercise wagon. Even better news for those who train with weights...
| Aug 19, 2010
As part of the trend in developing surgeries without external wounds, surgeons this summer removed a woman's gallbladder through her mouth. The operation was performed as part of a clinical trial at the University of California, San Diego School of...
| Aug 23, 2010
Colonoscopy is an important tool to detect colorectal cancer. In recent years, virtual colonoscopy, which involves a CT scan of the colon instead of the invasive, optical inspection of the colon, has been shown to be as effective as traditional...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 1:43 PM
A patient who underwent an innovative weight loss surgery at Verdugo Hills Hospital last month is recovering and back at work in clothes that fit more loosely than they used to.
Dr. Ara Keshishian, a Glendale-based bariatric surgeon, performed the...
| Jun 29, 2011
Boys tossed around a baseball in the front yard at Theofanis Yianas' house in Palatine. Three little girls ran a lemonade stand in his driveway and other children were drawing brightly colored pictures with chalk.
But this was no ordinary play date. This...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 3:20 PM
Laguna Beach accountant Jeffrey Ross was a fit 54 when a sudden pain in his abdomen caused him to pass out and sent him down a course of medical investigation that led to a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, a 12-hour surgery, and a grim prognosis that he...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 6:26 AM
El jefe del comando estratégico operacional de las fuerzas armadas afirmó el viernes que la estabilidad del país "está garantizada" a pesar de la enfermedad del presidente Hugo Chávez, quien la víspera reconoció que padece cáncer.
El general en jefe...
| Feb 21, 2011
Second of four parts
I didn't spot Clarence Hardin walking around downtown South Bend anymore, after he had apparently left his apartment there. But I had no idea where to look for him.
A couple of years passed. Every once in a while, the publisher...