| 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 18, 2013
| 6:47 PM
Experts are urging doctors to ease up on using medications to control blood pressure in older patients. Rather than aim for a target blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg, the target will be relaxed slightly to 150/90 mm Hg, according to new guidelines issued...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Stroke patients who use Easton Hospital can rest a little more comfortably. The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recently recognized Easton Hospital with Advanced Certification for Primary...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:41 PM
The number of Americans taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs is set to double under new guidelines unveiled Tuesday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Assn.
The goal of prescribing statins to as many as 70 million people is...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:41 PM
The Golden West College football team picked up a solid homecoming game victory Saturday by defeating visiting Santa Ana, 28-16, at Orange Coast College.
Quarterback Chris d'Entremont (Fountain Valley High) completed four touchdown passes including three...
| Jan 16, 2014
The city's top supporters of Special Olympics locally are in the early phases of planning a permanent athletic facility and headquarters for the organization, which was founded here in 1968.
"A couple of other states have built (or are in the process of...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
RIO BRANCO, Brazil — Dr. Alberto Asael Reyes speaks Portuguese carefully when talking to his patients. He arrived in the Amazon region only recently from Cuba, and his accent remains strong. But in an area where there has long been no available...
| Jan 10, 2014
God, I wish I were poor.
And unemployed. That's the good life. Poor and unemployed.
I mean, just look at all the cool stuff you get. Medicaid and welfare. Food stamps and unemployment insurance. And don't forget public housing.
This stuff is so awesome...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Are you among the more than 70 million American adults who should be discussing the possibility of statin therapy with a physician to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke? For many, the answer may come as a surprise.
Getting that answer is...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:45 PM
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved U.S. marketing of the drug dapagliflozin, the second of a new class of medications that aim to improve glycemic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes. The drug will be marketed under the name...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Well before signs of dementia trigger a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, a person's cholesterol levels may be a bellwether of amyloid plaque build-up in the brain, a new study finds. Long considered a reliable predictor of heart attacks and strokes,...