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Contributing WriterThousands of people have related their stories of near-death experiences, perhaps the most popular in recent years being told by a pastor, Don Piper, “90 Minutes in Heaven,” 2004, and by a child, Colton Burpo, “Heaven is for Real,”...
Tags: Neurosurgery, Sam Harris, E. coli Infection
It's a new year and once again some of you have made the ubiquitious goal to get in shape and lose weight. Most of you will fail. By the end of the month the crowds at the gym will thin out and all that will be left are the die- hard exercisers. But...
The New York Times News ServiceOn a recent Monday, Helen Elzo got a call from her doctor's office. A device implanted in her heart was not functioning. She needed to go to the hospital and have it replaced. She was aghast—her heart is damaged and, at any time, can start...
A frequent bugaboo of the fiscal cliff debacle was the "milk cliff" — the threat of milk price doubling if Congress failed to extend dairy subsidies. Parents were expected to forgo other necessities because their children "had to have milk."...
Since ancient times, surgeons have dreamed of transplanting healthy organs into patients disabled by disease and injury, but the human body's powerful immune system stymied all such attempts, leading many observers to conclude that the procedure was...
Tags: Kidney, Stroke, Plastic Surgery, Physiology, Immune System
Among my favorite symbols of the holiday season are the words “Ho Ho Ho.” It’s so cheerful--simply a short and to-the-point message of happiness. I buy any and all holiday decorations that have these three little words written on it. I...
Special to The Los Angeles TimesGary McMane, 50, of Fontana, California, is convinced that his own depression has taken a toll on the three children he adores. "They're all good kids, and good in school, but I know it's had a terrible effect on them." His 22-year-old daughter hangs...
Poverty and disease often come together. That much is well understood. But how much does poverty foster disease? Or, how much can disease perpetuate poverty? And what’s the role of nature, given that so many infectious diseases are spread by...
On a recent rainy, seemingly uneventful Wednesday afternoon, my friend started screaming. This was unlike any scream I had ever heard, and for good reason: She thought her 10-month-old baby, Declan, was dying. I turned to Declan and instantly thought...
Staff WriterAs turbines rise in Ocotillo Wind Express, questions remain over the type of impacts the project will bring to the Valley and its westernmost community. Some fear about their health. But whether turbines do in fact pose health concerns is an issue...
Staff WriterYou call it November. They call it Movember. The mustache-growing event started in 2003 when a few men way down under in Australia decided to bring crumb catchers back in style (Mo is Aussie slang for mustache). Fast forward and the mustache movement has...
On the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's dramatic announcement about the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba, the two presidential candidates met for a debate last Monday only 250 miles away in Boca Raton, Fla. Moderator Bob Schieffer...
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