| Jun 7, 2009
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...
| Jan 14, 2010
Can pretending to ride the subway, leaning into the turns and toppling fellow passengers, relieve stress?
Apparently, if the conductor is a certified laughter leader and the strap-hangers are willing to force a few laughs.
"Let's do subway! Lean to...
| Dec 21, 2009
One look at Ani's swollen ankles and we knew she was in trouble.
For several years, the petite young mother had been coming to UCLA's FMF Clinic with periodic fevers along with excruciating pain in her chest and abdomen. Now -- as a urine dipstick test...
| Nov 2, 2009
| 1:55 PM
Buried in the controversy over whether to get the H1N1 vaccination (or even where to find one), is that one of the best ways to ward off any flu is to build up your overall immunity.
Dave Grotto, author of "101 Foods That Could Save Your Life," reveals...
| Nov 9, 2009
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...
| Nov 9, 2009
The U.S. military's culture of silence about troops' mental health had finally begun to change.
In the early years of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the various branches had been roundly criticized for failing to adequately address post-traumatic...
| Jan 21, 2010
| 11:18 AM
Robert Dow, the fiery Palm Beach County teachers union president, revealed in a stirring hospital-room speech Wednesday that he is battling acute leukemia.
But the illness hasn't stemmed his desire to keep fighting for teachers.
Wearing a sport jacket...
| Nov 11, 2009
| 9:51 AM
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...
| Nov 14, 2009
Long after the painful stomach cramps and bloody diarrhea associated with tainted food are over, many people suffer long-term health effects, mostly unrecognized, that are the result of food-borne pathogens. These lingering effects -- premature death,...
| Apr 19, 2009
Demonic attack -- now there's something that Hollywood animation crews have realized in vivid, awful detail in film after film. Check out the trailer for the new movie "The Haunting in Connecticut" and you'll see a perfect recent example. Shadowy figures,...