| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Updated guidelines for treatment of blood cholesterol were recently published in the American Heart Association medical journal, Circulation. Tremendous interest was generated among doctors waiting for new recommendations about treating patients with high...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Audrey Totter, a steely blonde actress known for her leading roles in some film noir's most prominent titles, including "Lady in the Lake," "The Set-Up," died Thursday. She was 94. Totter, who was living in the Motion Picture and Television Home in recent...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:03 PM
Audrey Totter, 95, a blond leading lady of 1940s film noir who starred as a tough-talking dame in "Lady in the Lake," "The Set-Up" and "High Wall," died Thursday at West Hills Hospital, said her daughter, Mea Lane. Totter, a Woodland Hills resident, had a...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Scientists know that the best way to make a vodka martini is to mix the ingredients with a thin wooden spoon -- it combines the ingredients effectively without raising the drink’s temperature the way a metal stirrer would. So why would James Bond,...
| Dec 12, 2013
On my 16th birthday in 1950, I went to work for the daily newspaper in the small East Texas town where I grew up. It was a racially divided town — about 20,000 people, half of them white, half of them black — a place where you could grow up...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Chicago-area physician Matt Valente is challenged with a difficult diagnosis in the latest episode of Discovery Fit & Health's "Untold Stories of the ER."
Valente's middle-aged patient appears to have had a stroke, but Valente isn't convinced that's...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:05 AM
ATLANTA Heart failure, according to the American Heart Association, affects 5.7 million Americans and causes more than 55,000 deaths in the United States each year.
Not only was Karen Wright privy to those numbers, she could very easily put a face on a...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Two longtime rivals, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA Health System, are teaming up to open a 138-bed rehabilitation hospital in Century City, reflecting both the growing need for this specialty care and the pressure on hospitals to control costs....
| Nov 30, 2013
| 3:43 PM
A social butterfly at heart, Isavella Escobar has clipped wings.
The 8-year-old doesn't leave her house unless it's for a doctor's appointment. She doesn't go to school — a tutor comes to her twice a week. She doesn't go to the playground when...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 8:22 AM
SOMERS — There are about 500 Christmas tree farms in the Nutmeg state, but Kathy Kogut of Hemlock Hill Tree Farms estimates that at most 10 make most of their living from the seasonal sales.
"You can't survive on [just] Christmas trees. You can'...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Kitty, a female chimpanzee that gave birth to many offspring used in laboratory experiments, has died in a Texas animal sanctuary, the Humane Society of the United States announced Friday.
Believed to have been born some 51 years ago, Kitty had been...