| Dec 29, 2009
An Oklahoma company is voluntarily recalling about 248,000 pounds of beef that may be contaminated with a strain of E.coli bacteria.
National Steak and Poultry and the U.S. Agriculture Department says the beef products "could potentially be implicated in...
| Dec 30, 2009
The Gee family. Brandon, Devan, Saryn and mom Missy. The kids have all had the vaccine Prevnar. Five years ago Texas made it a requirement for kids entering daycare and preschool. Missy says she's thankful because the kids are sick less often which is...
| Jan 4, 2010
The 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine will be available to anyone in the general public starting today, State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry, M.D., announced today. The department has already alerted H1N1 vaccine providers statewide that they may begin offering H1N1...
| Jan 5, 2010
Peering through a gap in her black veil, Bibi Totia watched anxiously as the doctor examined her fussing grandson in a crowded refugee camp near the Pakistan border.
The doctor diagnosed flu and handed her a prescription for an antibiotic from the free...
| Jan 7, 2010
Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the only person officially recognized as a survivor of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings at the end of World War II, has died. He was 93.
Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip for his shipbuilding company on Aug....
| Jan 6, 2010
When a teen patient recently told Dr. Michael Ward that he was feeling depressed but couldn't say why, the doctor suspected the cause might be December's especially gloomy weather. After all, the 17-year-old hadn't just broken up with a girlfriend, left...
| Jan 11, 2010
If your doctor advised a treatment that involved leeches and bloodletting, you might take a second glance at that diploma on the wall. For the same reason, you should think twice about whom you see as a therapist, says a team of psychological researchers....
| Jan 11, 2010
Ken Genser, Santa Monica mayor and longtime city councilman, died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of complications from a long illness, his sister, HaRa Beck said. He was 59 and had been in the hospital since October.
Genser served on the City...
| Jan 12, 2010
| 9:21 AM
The nickname "The Garden State" officially now has a new meaning.
The New Jersey Legislature approved a measure Monday, making it the 14th state in the country to legalize the use of marijuana to help patients treat chronic illness.
The measure, which...
| Jan 14, 2010
The economic downturn is busting wallets and bursting waistlines as consumers shift their eating habits to help their budgets.
With unemployment in the double digits, consumers who find themselves increasingly strapped have turned to cheaper means to...
| Jan 17, 2010
Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown:
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Everyone dies of something dreadful. This knowledge has wormed into every part of our lives -- most strikingly in our marriage ceremonies, in which we vow to love one...