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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...
Kevin Walsh became a ring leader in one day's work. In the his first boxing match, the longtime Laguna Beach resident made the most of his chance at the Ringside Masters World Championships, held March 30 and 31 at Kansas City, Mo. The newly minted...
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...
Making apps your own is part of the attraction of downloading them to your phone or tablet. Personalize everything from birthday cards to photos to children's stories - the possibilities are endless. Here are some highly rated apps to enjoy. APPLE APPS...
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Content ManagerCity police are investigating a series of robbery and assaults in which immigrants and people who have a hard time with English appear to be the targets. Police say a spokesperson for a large group of people from Bhutan, Nepal and other areas feel that...
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Nearly 300,000 hip replacement surgeries are performed in the U.S. every year, and some of those patients have to head back into the operating room due to complications. But now, robotic 3D technology is making the process more reliable. This high-tech...
Glenview's Lana Gehring has ended Katherine Reutter's four-year reign as U.S. short track speed skating champion. Gehring won all four individual races and one of the two time trials in three days of racing that ended Sunday at the 2002 Olympic Oval in...
Sheila Kelley is a seasoned actor currently in "Gossip Girl" on the CW. She also had roles in ABC's "Lost," which ended in 2010, as well as in "L.A. Law" and "Sisters." Her acting career mixed with physical fitness in 2000's "Dancing at the Blue Iguana,"...
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...
More than 11 years ago, at age 89, Mary Cipolla, of Roselle, went through surgery for a rare type of pancreatic cancer, a "Hail Mary" procedure that removed parts of her stomach, pancreas, bile duct, gallbladder and small intestine — and saved her...
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