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  • Help your teen stay safe

    Help your teen stay safe
    Reading up on health and safety topics could be the last thing on your teen's to-do list. That's why informed, proactive parenting can make such a difference, especially in high-risk areas like driving, relationships, and mental health. While your...
  • 10 Things to Tell Your Primary Doc

    10 Things to Tell Your Primary Doc
    Have you and your spouse stopped having sex? Are you using the right protection to avoid serious illness? Are you happy at work? What about your financial situation? Strapped for cash? You must -- MUST -- divulge these and other personal aspects of...
  • Many pets are given away amid economic downturn

    Many pets are given away amid economic downturn
    The story of this Juliet, an American pit bull terrier, has its share of tragedy. She was kenneled with an Orange County veterinarian because her owner was hit by catastrophic illness. When poor health and medical bills took their toll, the owner sadly...
  • Dirty syringes: FDA failed to shut down troubled plant, and family paid price

    Dirty syringes: FDA failed to shut down troubled plant, and family paid price
    Natalie Fullerton's parents were thrilled to watch their year-old daughter bounce back from a double-lung transplant. Within months, she was mimicking her sister's ballet poses and gleefully repeating the word "purple." Her father, Leslie, carefully...
  • What You Can Do for Thinning Hair

    Q: Does topical minoxidil (Rogaine) work for women? What are the side effects? What else can a woman do for thinning hair? A: Answer: Yes, topical minoxidil (Rogaine) can potentially help women who have a certain type of hair loss called androgenic...
  • Researcher gave the Chumash a gift: their heritage

    Researcher gave the Chumash a gift: their heritage
    Everyone thought the tall, strange white man was some kind of genius. But to teenage Ernestine De Soto he was a giant pain in the neck, a nosy, "Ichabod Crane-like" character who drew her mother's attention from its rightful place -- on her. John Peabody...
  • Hospice care helps patients and loved ones

    Hospice care helps patients and loved ones
    Over the last 25 years, the number of Americans turning to hospice for end-of-life care has climbed dramatically -- from 25,000 in 1982 to 1.45 million in 2008, as more and more people choose to spend their final days in the comfort of home or a patient...
  • Going to help in Haiti? Don't forget shots

    Going to help in Haiti? Don't forget shots
    Relief workers and others traveling to earthquake-stricken Haiti are being advised to get vaccinated against several potentially life-threatening illnesses. "If you're going to Haiti, especially now, you need to be protected," said Bertie Barber,...
  • 'The Hypochondriacs' by Brian Dillon

    'The Hypochondriacs' by Brian Dillon
    One of the gags in Woody Allen's "Whatever Works" involves Allen's neurotic alter ego (Larry David) bemoaning an ulcer. When his ridiculously young girlfriend (Evan Rachel Wood) reminds him that he doesn't have an ulcer, he retorts, "I didn't say I don'...
  • Revising the book on mental illness

    Revising the book on mental illness
    After years of research, professional infighting and maneuvering from various interest groups, the nation's psychiatrists Tuesday unveiled proposed changes to the manual used to diagnose and treat mental disorders around the world. The draft document,...
  • At Bellevue, a hospital reflects its changing world

    At Bellevue, a hospital reflects its changing world
    Yuzuro Yamamoto (not his real name) was a quiet Japanese man who knew only a handful of words in English, despite 30 years in America. He was a sturdy manual laborer, but over the last three weeks had been feeling weak. One hand on the abdomen was all it...