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  • Suit seeks to restore funds for treatment of homeless mentally ill

    Suit seeks to restore funds for treatment of homeless mentally ill
    Advocates for the mentally ill filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger subverted the will of voters when he eliminated a $55-million program for the homeless mentally ill -- a program he himself had touted as a success. The suit...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Fellow activists say Obama's memoir has too many I's

    The drama began with a tiny ad in a local newspaper -- a notice that asbestos was about to be removed from the management office at Altgeld Gardens, the all-black public housing complex where young Barack Obama worked as a community organizer. "You think...
  • 2 Dead, 28 Sick in Possible E. coli Outbreak

    2 Dead, 28 Sick in Possible E. coli Outbreak
    Two deaths and more than two dozen illnesses may be linked to fresh ground beef that has been recalled due to a possible E. coli contamination, health officials said Monday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said twenty-eight people may have...
  • 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...