| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Rachel Mellon, 13, disappeared from her home in a quiet subdivision in southwest suburban Bolingbrook on Jan. 31, 1996. She shared the home with her mother, stepfather and two half-siblings.
Rachel disappeared during a dangerous cold spell -- it was a...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Harvey M. Robinson, 19, was convicted last night of three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of two Allentown women and a teen-age girl.
A Lehigh County jury will have to decide whether to sentence Robinson to death or life imprisonment for...
| May 22, 2012
Storing or transporting gas
As those portable generators are getting cranked up, you might find yourself transporting and storing gasoline.
•Don't even think about siphoning gas with your mouth. Fumes can damage your lungs, and ingesting gas can...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 8:23 AM
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday unveiled a group of graphic images and messages that will cover the top half of every cigarette package in the United States starting in fall 2012.
FOR THE RECORD: An...
| Nov 3, 2010
While I've been fighting a cold myself, the office has been full of children of every age blowing their noses and raising a cacophony of coughs. So I thought I'd take another look at alternative ways to prevent and treat the common cold.
| Aug 5, 2010
Mysterious deaths of babies during sleep have been recorded since antiquity. But the term sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, wasn't coined until the 1960s when it was declared a medical disorder.
What is SIDS?
Often called "crib death," SIDS is...
| Aug 17, 2010
Here's a great way to reduce tension in the upper back, neck and shoulders. Practice this stretch at your desk after long hours of sitting in front of the computer or talking on the telephone.
Sit upright toward the front edge of a sturdy chair. Place...
| Jul 23, 2011
Yup, that's me. I'm the guy with long sleeves and long pants out in wilderness in the dead of summer. Who the heck would wear long pants tucked into his socks with no skin exposed except his face, neck and hands when the temperature climbs into the 90s? A...
| Aug 31, 2010
Frank C. Garland, the UC San Diego epidemiologist who, with his brother Cedric, was the first to demonstrate that vitamin D deficiencies play a role in cancer and other diseases, died Aug. 17 at UCSD Thornton Hospital. He was 60 and had been suffering for...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 4:35 PM
This is the third post in a weekly series that helps you get to know members of the L.A. Times Lakers blog community. Feel free to send submissions to email@example.com. Screen name: Jon K. Real name: "I've been told every week for the last 15 years...
| Sep 11, 2010
| 4:32 PM
The stars of the "Stand Up to Cancer" telethonette were survivors, research scientists and their supporters; for once, this was one corner of Hollywood -- Sony Picture Studios, to be exact -- where celebs were the supporting cast. The biggest applause...