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  • Sept. 21, 2003: 7-year-old's struggle gives inspiration to U.Va. assistant football coach Mike London

    There are no visible scars. A nearly hairless head that's usually covered by a floppy denim hat and the surgical mask she wears in crowds are the only signs that something may be different. Nothing in Ticynn London's behavior indicates she is anything...
  • Farrah Fawcett: 'Under a microscope' and holding onto hope

    For more than 2 1/2 years, Farrah Fawcett's battle with cancer has sparked a flurry of headlines for celebrity tabloids. But it has also stripped the actress of her ability to seek treatment while maintaining her privacy, she said in an interview. In a...
  • Health-related books

    Health-related books
    The folks on your shopping list are likely an eclectic mix, with various interests and opinions and points of view. But all of them have some interest in some aspect of health -- if not their own, certainly a loved one's. By no small coincidence, the...
  • Borderline personality disorder grows as healthcare concern

    They have the thinnest skin, the shortest fuses and take the hardest knocks. In psychiatrists' offices, they have long been viewed as among the most challenging patients to treat. They are the kind of people who drive a friend away for interfering and...
  • Good Reads Make Great Gifts

    Good Reads Make Great Gifts
    The folks on your shopping list are likely an eclectic mix, with various interests and opinions and points of view. But all of them have some interest in some aspect of health - if not their own, certainly a loved one's. By no small coincidence, the...
  • Safely Store Holiday Leftovers

    Safely Store Holiday Leftovers
    Once you get through holiday dinner, be sure to store that food so that it remains safe for days to come. Follow these food safety tips from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service to decrease the...
  • 5 Things You Can Do to Combat Aging

    5 Things You Can Do to Combat Aging
    "Positively Ageless," huh? Well, the author is the nutritionist for "The Biggest Loser." And while, admittedly, we have never seen that show, most everyone else in the world has. Plus, the book is published by Rodale, which puts out such faves as...
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever: Rare genetic disease is often misdiagnosed

    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...
  • Stay Away From H1N1 "Parties"

    Stay Away From H1N1 "Parties"
    The thought of purposely gathering without masks and without washing their hands, to help spread the H1N1 virus, many parents felt it was "absurd." Yet health experts say "H1N1 or swine flu parties" are happening. "Swine... Uhhh. I wouldn't go to get it...
  • Pioneering L.A. nonprofit is saving lives in Afghanistan

    Pioneering L.A. nonprofit is saving lives in Afghanistan
    Peering through a gap in her black veil, Bibi Totia watched anxiously as the doctor examined her fussing grandson in a crowded refugee camp near the Pakistan border. The doctor diagnosed flu and handed her a prescription for an antibiotic from the free...
  • Winter Blahs May be SAD Sign

    Winter Blahs May be SAD Sign
    When a teen patient recently told Dr. Michael Ward that he was feeling depressed but couldn't say why, the doctor suspected the cause might be December's especially gloomy weather. After all, the 17-year-old hadn't just broken up with a girlfriend, left...