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California Senate Passes Assisted-Suicide Bill

California could join five other states in legalizing assisted suicide for dying patients.

June 5, 2015
Obamacare sign up explodes after Trump elected

Maximizing Your Health Benefits Before Year’s End

Your insurer must provide a simple “summary of benefits” that can help you save money — before the New Year.

December 9, 2014

Fighting Addiction With Another Drug

Heroin is quickly becoming one of the most prevalent drugs among young adults, and it is the leading reason people 18-29 sought treatment for substance abuse last year.

November 25, 2014

Quarantining Health Workers Could Worsen Ebola Epidemic, Officials Say

Controversy about the proper way to handle possible Ebola patients sparks after a New Jersey nurse is quarantined in a “tent structure”.

October 27, 2014

Nurses Need To Be Listened To, Not Blamed

It’s time for a smarter response to Ebola.

October 21, 2014

‘Physician-Scientists’ Transform Health Care For Amish, Mennonite

A clinic run from a cornfield in Pennsylvania is making a big difference in identifying rare diseases.

October 14, 2014

Disease Fears Hit Pakistan, India Flood Survivors

dpa ISLAMABAD — Pakistan was rushing Tuesday to treat outbreaks of malaria and dengue in the central province of Punjab, as the death toll in the wake of two weeks of flooding crossed 300. Authorities dispatched medical aid including teams of doctors and paramedics to several towns of the flood-hit area, the National Disaster Management […]

September 16, 2014

Celebrity Doctor’s Alternative Approach To Vaccines Frustrates Disease Experts

By Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times Maureen Viereck arrived at Dr. Bob Sears’ office in Dana Point, Calif., with her four-year-old son to meet the pediatrician and discuss her concerns about vaccines. She worries that immunizations cause health problems, and friends had told her about Sears and his book. “I’m vegan,” she said, and in […]

September 11, 2014

U.S., Foreign Health Workers To Flock To West Africa Amid Ebola Crisis

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — With dozens of local doctors and medical staff among the dead, U.S. and foreign experts are preparing to flood into West Africa to help fight the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record. Although two Americans, Dr. Kent Brantly and health worker Nancy Writebol, have contracted the […]

August 4, 2014

Release Of Medicare Doctor Payments Shows Some Huge Payouts

By Chad Terhune, Noam N. Levey and Doug Smith, Los Angeles Times Ending decades of secrecy, Medicare is showing what the giant health care program for seniors pays individual doctors, and the figures reveal that more than a dozen physicians received in excess of $10 million each in 2012. The Obama administration released a detailed account […]

April 9, 2014

Don’t Put Off Screening For Colon Cancer

My father has been dead for 30 years, and I miss him still. I wish he were here to tend his roses, to hug his grandchildren, to walk me down the aisle for my second marriage. I wish he and my mother had been able to enjoy a cozy retirement together. He died when he […]

March 15, 2014

Doctors Are Key Source Of Narcotics For Riskiest Users, Study Says

By Lisa Girion and Scott Glover, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Doctors are fueling the epidemic of prescription drug addiction and overdose and represent the single largest supplier of these drugs to chronic abusers, according to a government study published Monday. The finding challenges the conventional wisdom that the epidemic is caused primarily by […]

March 3, 2014