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  • Rice? Soy? Goat? Knowing your 'milk' options

    Rice? Soy? Goat? Knowing your 'milk' options
    If you've strolled past the dairy case lately, you might have noticed that it has grown to ranch-size proportions. Dozens of products are labeled "milk," and they spill over onto the nonrefrigerated shelves. Gone are the days when selecting a carton of...
  • 200 New Cases of Whooping Cough Reported in California

    200 New Cases of Whooping Cough Reported in California
    LOS ANGELES - Children are heading back to school as California's whooping cough epidemic keeps spreading, a worrisome combination that has prompted health officials in at least one county to warn that unvaccinated students could be sent home if an...
  • Teaching, even in the face of death

    Teaching, even in the face of death
    It began with a case of what is known as "drop foot." In early 2009, La CaƱada Flintridge resident Bonnie Hine found herself unable to flex her toes, and then her ankle, in the routine motions used during walking. Her balance suffered, and she found...
  • Book review: 'Keeper' by Andrea Gillies

    Book review: 'Keeper' by Andrea Gillies
    Keeper One House, Three Generations, and a Journey into Alzheimer's Andrea Gillies Broadway: 326 pp., $25 In the '60s, it was " cancer"; in the '80s, "AIDS." Today "Alzheimer's" is the healthcare word that can freeze a pleasant dinner conversation....
  • Discoveries: 'The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating' by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

    Discoveries: 'The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating' by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
    The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating A True Story Elisabeth Tova Bailey Algonquin: 190 pp., $18.95 We seek metaphors. When we find them in the natural world, we feel better about things, perhaps because we see ourselves as part of something larger. "The...
  • Heat stress injuries are preventable — here's how

    Heat stress injuries are preventable — here's how
    After more than a dozen high school football players were hospitalized last week in McMinnville, Ore., news reports blamed a "mystery" illness. Emerging details suggest a not-so-mysterious cause: heat stress injury as a result of vigorous training in...
  • September 1: Midday Fix - Dr. Shelly Rubin Debunks Pet Myths

    September 1: Midday Fix - Dr. Shelly Rubin Debunks Pet Myths
    Cats need milk The long-standing myth that cats need milk is wrong and giving your pet a saucer of cow's milk could make it vomit or have diarrhea. Kittens drink their mother's milk until they are weaned but adult cats don't have much lactase in their...
  • Ken Genser dies at 59; Santa Monica mayor and councilman

    Ken Genser dies at 59; Santa Monica mayor and councilman
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Napoleon A. Jones Jr., John Silard, Ruben Castro, Amin Hafez, Thor Arngrim

    PASSINGS: Napoleon A. Jones Jr., John Silard, Ruben Castro, Amin Hafez, Thor Arngrim
    Napoleon A. Jones Jr. Judge in San Diego Scouts case Napoleon A. Jones Jr., 69, the federal judge who ruled in a San Diego case that the Boy Scouts were a religious group and couldn't lease city land, died Dec. 12 at his home in northern San Diego...
  • Harriet Benjamin dies at 85; cancer patient inspired innovative support network

    Harriet Benjamin dies at 85; cancer patient inspired innovative support network
    Harriet Benjamin, whose breast cancer battle inspired the Wellness Community, an innovative support network for cancer patients and their families, died April 7 at her Marina del Rey home. She was 85. Benjamin was cancer-free for more than 35 years after...
  • 'Well Enough Alone' by Jennifer Traig

    'Well Enough Alone' by Jennifer Traig
    Well Enough Alone A Cultural History of My Hypochondria Jennifer Traig Riverhead Books: 258 pp., $23.95 By the end of "Devil in the Details," Jennifer Traig's 2004 memoir of her obsessive-compulsive childhood, she was liberated from the need to lather...