| Oct 17, 2014
| 6:50 PM
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.
| May 13, 2014
| 8:29 AM
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. ...
| Jan 3, 2008
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...
| Apr 6, 2009
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...
| Sep 21, 2009
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-...
| Apr 8, 2008
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.
| May 30, 2010
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...
| Jun 14, 2010
| 2:08 PM
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...
| Jun 14, 2010
| 5:30 PM
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...
| Jun 15, 2009
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...
| Aug 25, 2009
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 35-year-old woman in generally good health. I've never been pregnant and have no plans to be pregnant in the near future. At this age, do I need to start having annual checkups? If so, what should they include?
ANSWER: At 35 and...