| Feb 23, 2014
| 2:39 PM
A small number of children in California have come down with polio-like illnesses since 2012 -- suffering paralysis in one or more limbs and other symptoms -- and physicians and public health officials do not yet know why.
A virus may play a role,...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Party of No is showing it can be the party of compromise.
If Republicans did this more often, Charlie Crist wouldn't stand a chance of moving back into the Governor's Mansion, this time as a Democrat.
The GOP that is working out a sensible...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 11:46 AM
California's public health agency is reporting an additional 41 confirmed influenza deaths in people under age 65, bringing this flu season's total to 243.
But the California Department of Public Health also said Friday that weekly flu deaths, as well...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Q: What exactly is a panic attack? It feels like I'm uncomfortable and scared of everything. I need to return to work. Any helpful advice?
A: A panic attack is a wave of intense fear. Added to the fear are uncomfortable physical symptoms, such as:
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:41 PM
"The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money and Today's Push for Performance," released this week by Oxford University Press, chronicles the steep increase in ADHD diagnoses in the United States over the last two decades. The new book offers provocative...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:03 AM
BOSTON — A West Hartford couple was distressed Tuesday after leaving juvenile court, frustrated in their attempts to regain custody of their sick 15-year-old daughter, Justina Pelletier, from the state of Massachusetts.
The case was continued to...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:59 PM
My cats have always had occasional hairballs, but one cat seems to have more than most — two or three a week. How can I prevent them, and should I worry?
Unfortunately, cats that vomit hairballs two or three times per week may be suffering from...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 7:14 PM
Local physicians say they’re seeing an increase in patients with flu symptoms as the season for the virus approaches its peak in February and March.
At Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, emergency physician Edmond Noll said he’s...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:21 PM
The brains of adults who have elderly parents diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease betray troubling hallmarks of the same disease even in middle age, when the memory and mental skills of these grown children are still perfectly normal, a new study finds....
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:53 AM
When were you first diagnosed with heart disease?
Was it from childhood, during a regularly scheduled physical, or did you seek your doctor’s opinion after recognizing that something might be wrong? Approximately eight years ago. Doctors heard a...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 11:20 AM
When it comes to vacation mishaps, mine, luckily, have been limited to sunburn, mosquito bites and the occasional upset stomach from overindulging in too many ice cream cones or margaritas.
Other travelers, though, aren't so lucky.
Last month, more...