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  • San Diego State student with meningitis remains on life support

    San Diego State student with meningitis remains on life support
    The 18-year-old student at San Diego State University stricken with meningococcal meningitis remains on life support as doctors look for possible “recipients [for] some of her vital organs,” the university said late Friday. A statement...
  • Indiana hospital workers get clean bill of health after MERS scare

    Indiana hospital workers get clean bill of health after MERS scare
    Dozens of hospital workers who were sent home and told to remain in isolation have tested negative for the deadly virus MERS and been cleared to return to work in Indiana, where the nation's first case of the disease was confirmed earlier this month. ...
  • Charlton Heston, 84; actor, Oscar winner, played grand figures

    Charlton Heston, 84; actor, Oscar winner, played grand figures
    Charlton Heston, the Oscar-winning actor who achieved stardom playing larger-than-life figures including Moses, Michelangelo and Andrew Jackson and went on to become an unapologetic gun advocate and darling of conservative causes, has died. He was 84....
  • Letters to the editor

    The challenges of mental illness Re "Schizophrenia takes a daughter away," Column One, Dec. 29 Schizophrenia is one of the most devastating illnesses, and inadequate research funds, inadequate facilities and inadequate insurance programs -- not to...
  • Making the public and private sectors partners in healthcare reform

    Making the public and private sectors partners in healthcare reform
    It's a question to which seemingly no one has the correct answer: What's the right model for healthcare reform in America? As The Times' March 27 editorial, "," explains, although negotiations between insurers, consumer groups and lawmakers have shown...
  • What ails L.A County foster care -- and what doesn't

    What ails L.A County foster care -- and what doesn't
    I fully agree with Richard Wexler when he writes in his Sept. 16 Times Op-Ed article, “L.A.’s beleaguered foster care kids,” that the recent tragic deaths of two young children at the hands of their caregivers should not lead to a "knee-...
  • Toni Braxton has been hospitalized in Las Vegas

    Toni Braxton has been hospitalized in Las Vegas
    A hotel official says entertainer Toni Braxton has been hospitalized in Las Vegas. Braxton was taken to a hospital Monday night with an undisclosed ailment that Flamingo Hotel-Casino spokeswoman Deanna Pettit said was not life-threatening. Pettit says...
  • A guide to travel insurance

    The volcanic ash clouds, the earthquakes, the tornadoes, the floods. Where will it all end? It won't, and that's why you should consider buying travel insurance for your next trip. Paying a few hundred dollars in premiums could save you untold grief and...
  • Natural remedies for common vacation ailments

    Natural remedies for common vacation ailments
    While summer vacations symbolize fun and quality time together for families, they can frequently be strained with unplanned health problems. As any parent knows, traveling with kids can be challenging enough without any extra surprises. So rather than...
  • Government moves to oversee at-home genetic tests

    Government moves to oversee at-home genetic tests
    During a stay at a resort two years ago, Carol Arand bought $4,000 in genetic tests after a spa physician praised their potential to improve her health. If ever she got sick, Arand reasoned, she could take the results to her doctor. "I hoped that this...
  • What You Can Do for Thinning Hair

    Q: Does topical minoxidil (Rogaine) work for women? What are the side effects? What else can a woman do for thinning hair? A: Answer: Yes, topical minoxidil (Rogaine) can potentially help women who have a certain type of hair loss called androgenic...