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That day when Yvonne Lawrence glanced into the crib she immediately knew something was wrong. Babies aren't supposed to be blue. What she soon would learn at the hospital is that her 3-month-old son was cursed with sickle-cell anemia. The inherited...
Tags: Health, Leukemia, Human Interest, African Americans, Skin
Rita Corwin, 90, conscientiously paid her premiums for long-term care insurance for 21 years to make sure that if she needed help as she grew older and more fragile, she'd get it. Yet now that she finds herself in a position to require such assistance,...
When the 2012 Grand Prix figure skating assignments were announced Monday, with Alissa Czisny getting just one competition rather than the two customary for a skater with her record, it looked as if U.S. Figure Skating might have been saying it felt the...
One of my “huh?” moments of the past couple years were the oldsters lining La Canada Boulevard here in Green Valley as the Tea Party movement started to gather steam. All they wanted, their signs explained, was for the government to get out of...
Tags: Health, Finance, Social Security, Politics, The New York Times
The hospice nurse said on Tuesday that my father could be gone within 24 hours. It was no surprise. He'd been bedridden for days, and on the list of 10 signs that death is near, he had six or seven. And so I headed north, to the Bay Area, to be with my...
Gene Dorio, an old-school doctor who makes house calls in Santa Clarita, drives a 1990 Volvo with 362,000 miles on the clock and duct tape holding things together. His patients have a lot of miles on them, too. Dorio is a geriatric physician. "Medical...
Last week, my dad was taken on a practice run from his Northern California nursing home back to his house. He'd had recent hip surgery, and the idea was that if he could master the challenge of getting in and out of the car and the wheelchair, he could...
The day after hip surgery, my father asked me to bring him a frozen coffee and something sweet the next morning. I returned to the hospital with a Frappuccino and a doughnut, one or both of which nearly killed him. He began choking and then turned...
It’s been more than 15 years, but I can still see our beautiful yellow English Labrador retriever Jake running through the field behind our hospital, on a mission he knew all too well. Our daughter barely able to walk, had put Jake in a “...
Tags: Health, Allergies, Skin, Biology, Physical Conditions
While in San Diego for a little R&R, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying myself staying cool and renewing friendships. My friends Jean and Marilyn and I had a long-awaited lunch date at the charming Rancho Bernardo Inn. Our friend Ellen who lives nearby...
Tags: Sports, Health, Corn on the Cob, Arts and Culture, Randy Travis
L.A. NOWAn 83-year-old man faces up to 25 years to life behind bars after being convicted Friday of killing his 94-year-old roommate at a Laguna Woods rehabilitation center. He is scheduled to be sentenced in October. William Leo McDougall of Laguna......
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