| Oct 3, 2010
Los Lobos will replace ZZ Top as the opening act for
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre Tuesday.
The concert has undergone two lineup changes since Petty was originally set to play June 2, with Joe Cocker opening. Most...
| Oct 10, 2010
Penguin Press: 906 pp., $40
On Dec. 14, 1799, an ominous, fog-like gloom hung over Mount Vernon. Sixty-seven-year-old George Washington was dying. The ex-president, his doctors believed, was suffering from "quinsy" (a...
| Oct 9, 2010
| 12:12 AM
SAN DIEGO -- Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn says he has cancer in a salivary gland.
He told The San Diego Union-Tribune the cancer was discovered last month and he faces seven to eight weeks of treatment - radiation five times a week and chemotherapy...
| Oct 11, 2010
You're stuffed up, you're sniffling — but is it an allergy or is it a cold?
It's not always easy to tell, even for someone like Dr. Kevin Lunde, an otolaryngologist at Baylor Plano hospital in Texas.
"At times, I have performed allergy testing...
| Apr 3, 2010
Influenza has for years ravaged domesticated chickens. Now scientists suggest that a small piece of duck DNA might protect the farm birds against the virus -- saving commercial flocks and lessening the possibility that humans could be exposed to dangerous...
| Apr 26, 2010
The da Vinci Surgical System.
Three robots - no waiting.
It could be the slogan of South Miami Hospital, where 19 surgeons are on track to perform more than 1,000 robotic surgeries this year.
Since its program began in 2007, hospital executives say...
| Mar 12, 2010
SANTA ANA, Calif. - I thought my son was lying.
He woke in the morning crying, pulling the sheets over his head and telling me he was going to throw up. I pulled him out of the bed by his feet and dragged him onto the hardwood floor. The crying continued...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 9:05 PM
Elizabeth Taylor, the glamorous queen of American movie stardom, whose achievements as an actress were often overshadowed by her rapturous looks and real-life dramas, has died. She was 79.
Hospitalized six weeks ago for congestive heart failure, Taylor...
| Jul 29, 2010
The Wendella glides beneath the Michigan Avenue Bridge, headed toward the lake. From where I stand on the top deck, we seem to be moving without a peep. The curve of the bridge's shadow passes across the boat, which is studded with people from elsewhere,...
| Jun 6, 2010
Stephen M. Smith decided to undergo throat surgery to remove a spot on his esophagus — a spot that he feared could become cancerous.
As he walked into St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford on July 3, 2008, Smith and his wife, Benay,...
| May 26, 2011
| 3:09 PM
BOSTON -- Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan Solomon tearfully pleaded Thursday for leniency for her brother, who was sentenced to prison on a lesser charge in his fatal altercation with their father.
A Middlesex County Superior Court judge sentenced...