| May 21, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Sue and John Gibbons suffered for years from various physical ailments, ranging from body aches and headaches to fatigue and confusion.
They describe seeking out a parade of medical specialists and thousands of dollars' worth of tests that never provided...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 10:55 AM
These days, gadgets that promote health and wellness are everywhere. Here are some that use technology to keep you feeling good in clever new ways. Some are designed to make everyday activities easier and more comfortable, others help you keep track of...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 8:12 AM
Charla Nash, who months ago underwent a full face transplant after being mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009, revealed her new face in the first post-surgery photo released on Thursday.
The 57-year-old Connecticut woman, photographed in her hospital bed at...
| Jan 28, 2011
"Ip Man" told the fact-based origins of how a man named, yes, Ip Man learned the ways of Wing Chun kung fu, and the sequel "Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster" moves forward to 1940s Hong Kong under British colonial occupation.
With director Wilson Yip,...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 9:01 AM
I played with the da Vinci Surgery SystemTM -- aka a robotic surgery system -- during the Carilion Women’s Health Fair at the New River Valley Mall in early April. Though that term “robotic” brought to my mind inhuman creatures with...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 2:13 PM
On Tuesday, Sept. 6, "Sons of Anarchy," FX's high-octane drama about an outlaw motorcycle club, skids in for a fourth season that promises both freedom and peril.
It's a hot day on an undistinguished street in the San Fernando Valley, the site of the...
| Aug 30, 2011
When a young woman is diagnosed with cancer, the rush to treatment is immediate. The patient is thrust into the world of cancer and the primary hope is recovery. Often, the patient is aware their fertility could be impacted, but overwhelmed and...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 5:57 PM
Assistance League of Glendale members are a modest bunch. They don’t usually blow their own horns. But on Oct. 11, they certainly did. A packed crowd of some 150 women and one man had the chance to hear about the league’s philanthropy...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 12:23 PM
My Mother's Story
During the last five years of my mother's life, she fought a mean, possibly mutant, 20-year-old breast cancer. She had just gotten off the drug tamoxifen when this new cancer appeared. She had gained 10 pounds while on tamoxifen to...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 7:18 AM
TORRANCE (KTLA) -- Harbor-UCLA Medical Center failed to maintain a sanitary environment for patients undergoing surgery, according to a report released by the L.A. Times Saturday.
The Times reviewed federal reports and found that the hospital has been...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 3:23 PM
"Woman arrives as a novice at each age of her life."
— Sebastien Chamfort
It is my mother's birthday. The rain and cold have given me the excuse to stay doing creative work inside all day. Still, I have not yet called with birthday greetings....