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  • 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...
  • Recalls don't get all tainted groceries

    Until three years ago, Kenneth Maxwell enjoyed Banquet chicken and turkey pot pies so much he ate them three or four times a week. They were easy to prepare, and Maxwell could eat one for lunch and quickly return to work as an electrician. When cases...
  • Raw milk stirs passions

    Most of the milk from the dairy cows on South Pork Ranch ends up pasteurized -- heat-treated to reduce the chance that the people who drink it will get sick. But every month, 300 gallons of the milk are sold raw, much of it to about five dozen regular...
  • Grace Medical Home in Orlando helps close health-care gap for working poor

    Grace Medical Home in Orlando helps close health-care gap for working poor
    It is what some health-care experts call "the missing link": a place where the working poor and their families can go for basic medical needs and continuing care for chronic illness, where someone knows their names and their medical histories and will...
  • Tracking the 'contagion' in suicide clusters

    Tracking the 'contagion' in suicide clusters
    Last month, a Palo Alto high school saw its fourth student suicide since May. Questions loom large: Why did this cluster of suicides happen, and how can the cycle be stopped? Public health officials and scientists use the term "suicide contagion" to...
  • Medical marijuana inspires strong opinions, but what does science say?

    Medical marijuana inspires strong opinions, but what does science say?
    Depending on whom you ask, marijuana is a dangerous drug that should be kept illegal alongside heroin and PCP, or it's a miracle herb with a trove of medical benefits that the government is seeking to deny the public -- or something in between: a plant...
  • Books for travelers

    Books for travelers
    "The Summer Cottage: Retreats of the 1000 Islands" Rizzoli, $45 The relatively unknown Thousand Islands is an archipelago of nearly 1,900 islands in the St. Lawrence River on the U.S.-Canadian border in northern New York and southern Ontario. Ever...