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  • Improve care, lower costs

    Improve care, lower costs
    Americans like to complain about the healthcare system, but they're unnerved by many of the proposals for improving it. More than 90% of those surveyed last fall by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions said that healthcare costs are a threat to...
  • Focus on results, not treatments

    Alarmed by increases in healthcare costs, policymakers and insurers have adopted a series of reforms over the years -- such as price controls and HMOs -- whose savings proved to be temporary at best. With that history in mind, some experts say that the...
  • Diagnosing the problem

    Legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system hasn't emerged from congressional committees, yet it has gained enough momentum for the demonization of the reform effort to start in earnest. For example, Republican strategist Karl Rove called it...
  • Letters to the editor

    The challenges of mental illness Re "Schizophrenia takes a daughter away," Column One, Dec. 29 Schizophrenia is one of the most devastating illnesses, and inadequate research funds, inadequate facilities and inadequate insurance programs -- not to...
  • 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...
  • 5 Things Guys Need to do to Stay Healthy

    5 Things Guys Need to do to Stay Healthy
    Staying healthy is more than an addition to your to-do list. Instead, it makes completing your list possible. That said, we asked a doctor, oncologist Eric Nadler, for simple steps men can take to be their healthiest. Nadler practices medicine at Sammons...
  • Treatments for Alcoholic Hepatitis

    Treatments for Alcoholic Hepatitis
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father has been diagnosed with alcoholic hepatitis. Is there any treatment for him? What kind of doctor should he see? ANSWER: First and foremost, it's critical that your father stop drinking. Alcoholic hepatitis, an acute...