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  • Fort Hood tragedy rocks military as it grapples with mental health issues

    Fort Hood tragedy rocks military as it grapples with mental health issues
    The U.S. military's culture of silence about troops' mental health had finally begun to change. In the early years of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the various branches had been roundly criticized for failing to adequately address post-traumatic...
  • Recession can be fatal for those too poor for insurance

    Those looking for good news last week were not drawn to the subject of healthcare. The Los Angeles County public health system reported that it was facing enormous budget deficits that are expected to balloon to $1.2 billion annually by 2011....
  • Live chat on autism - June 2007

    2007-06-13 15:04:49.0 Susan Brink: Welcome. I'm Susan Brink and I'm talking to Areva Martin about autism. We'll be happy to hear your comments and answer your questions. 2007-06-13 15:04:54.0 LAChilds: Can I ask a question? 2007-06-13 15:04:56.0...
  • Schizophrenia takes a daughter away

    Schizophrenia takes a daughter away
    By the time she landed at Metropolitan State Hospital in 2006, Tiffany Sitton had been haunted by delusions for 15 of her 23 years. Spiders burrowed under her skin. Ghosts ordered her to hurt people. Schizophrenia and psychiatric drugs dulled her eyes and...
  • At 99, psychoanalyst still has a lot on her schedule

    At 99, psychoanalyst still has a lot on her schedule
    She answers the knock at the door, smiles exquisitely, floats through the afternoon light of her Brentwood home with casual grace. It's another full day for Hedda Bolgar, who sees patients four days a week, teaches on the fifth day, drives a Prius, is...
  • Whooping cough cases rise

    Reported cases of whooping cough have tripled since last year, according to state health officials, with the Central Valley, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Los Angeles region seeing sizable increases in patients. In California, there have been 584...
  • Dogged efforts hit stubborn patterns of homelessness

    Dogged efforts hit stubborn patterns of homelessness
    Bobby Livingston couldn't sleep. The indoor quiet was unnerving, the softness of his mattress all wrong. For weeks after moving into Room 216 at the Senator Hotel, he found comfort only on a hard tile floor that felt reassuringly like the pavement....
  • Pioneering L.A. nonprofit is saving lives in Afghanistan

    Pioneering L.A. nonprofit is saving lives in Afghanistan
    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...
  • Researcher gave the Chumash a gift: their heritage

    Researcher gave the Chumash a gift: their heritage
    Everyone thought the tall, strange white man was some kind of genius. But to teenage Ernestine De Soto he was a giant pain in the neck, a nosy, "Ichabod Crane-like" character who drew her mother's attention from its rightful place -- on her. John Peabody...
  • Grieving Kettleman City mothers tackle a toxic waste dump

    Grieving Kettleman City mothers tackle a toxic waste dump
    On a rainy afternoon in a cramped trailer, the five homemakers listened as state officials with clipboards asked personal questions: Did they or their husbands smoke, drink or take illicit drugs? Had they been exposed to pesticides or other toxic...
  • The White House vs. mother's milk

    What science the Bush administration chooses to stifle or promote seems to be a matter of politics and economics. According to a recent story in the Washington Post, the multibillion-dollar baby formula industry pressured the Department of Health and...