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  • Face time with MyClyns anti-germ spray

    Face time with MyClyns anti-germ spray
    If you've seen the television ad for the anti-germ spray MyClyns, you no doubt remember the pivotal scene: A mom and her two kids sit at a dinner table, the little boy coughs on his sister and mom heroically grabs the spray bottle of MyClyns. Against...
  • Malaria's sting spreads as temperatures rise

    THANGATHI, KENYA -- The boy was feverish, vomiting, and wouldn't eat. His mother rushed him to a village clinic, suspecting measles, typhoid or one of the other usual childhood ailments found in Kenya's central highlands. Instead, the doctor diagnosed...
  • The story of an illness from cover to cover

    The story of an illness from cover to cover
    I'VE had my little blue book for almost a year now. It's a square book, covered in a light denim material -- like new jeans. The book has a brightly colored ribbon with six small loops running lengthwise across the cover. Inside the loops are six...
  • Book 8: 'Harry Potter and the Bottle of Aspirin'

    We recently reported that children ages 5 to 7 have trouble separating facts from reality when reading fictional stories. After perusing some recent research journals, we're struck that certain scientists may have the same problem. Two of them, writing in...
  • Swine flu scare gives hospital a practice run

    In the emergency room at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, where scores of frightened people arrived last week to have their nerves eased and their fevers abated, the triage was simple: Those complaining of flu symptoms were masked and separated from...
  • Insurers learn to pinpoint risks -- and avoid them

    Insurers learn to pinpoint risks -- and avoid them
    NEWARK, CALIF. — Hemant Shah is in the business of creating catastrophes. The computers at Shah's Silicon Valley company, Risk Management Solutions Inc., contain mathematical models of every U.S. disaster from the 1812 earthquake that toppled...
  • Emotionally, the best may be yet to come

    Emotionally, the best may be yet to come
    For centuries, sages have alluded to a richness in life's later years that is lost on the young. But only in the last decade have researchers begun to measure happiness across the life span and, in doing so, try to understand why older people tend to be...
  • Finding the right words for someone who's ill

    Finding the right words for someone who's ill
    Many of us have been through illnesses that require operations, risky procedures or recurring downtime that can change our lives, even if we fully recover. Any of this makes us face our death. Our imaginations race toward finality. No matter how elevated...
  • Giver, beware

    It's a jolly time of year for companies selling health products. The credit cards are flying, wishful thinking hits an annual high, and shopper skepticism doesn't come easy. But many gadgets or supplements have all of the health-enhancing power of a...
  • Can a troubled economy actually improve public health?

    Can a troubled economy actually improve public health?
    AS MORE people watch their home equity erode, put off retirement because their nest eggs are taking a dive, and bike or bus to work to save gas money, many are thanking their lucky stars that they still have a job to commute to. Unstable times breed...
  • Comforted by 'Life in the Balance,' Thomas Graboys' memoir on Parkinson's and dementia

    Comforted by 'Life in the Balance,' Thomas Graboys' memoir on Parkinson's and dementia
    I gasped when I saw the subtitle of Thomas Graboys' new memoir, "Life in the Balance: A Physician's Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss with Parkinson's Disease and Dementia." My father, also a physician, carries these same diagnoses. Graboys has been dealt a...