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The premise Nurse Jackie Peyton (Edie Falco) is having trouble managing her growing addiction to painkillers. Nevertheless, she continues to snort an opiate in the supply room and pop pills in the bathroom during shifts at the hospital. Jackie works in...
Depending on whom you ask, marijuana is a dangerous drug that should be kept illegal alongside heroin and PCP, or it's a miracle herb with a trove of medical benefits that the government is seeking to deny the public -- or something in between: a plant...
The road to good health is littered with controversial body-detox strategies promising to melt pounds, boost energy and suck out toxins wrought by poor diet and modern living. It makes sense that a cleaner body is healthier than a toxic one. But does a...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesYOU MULTI-TASK all day - text and drive, talk and type, drink water infused with vitamins. So why shouldn't your makeup do double-duty too? A new generation of foundations aims to do just that, promising more than an even skin tone and a dewy finish....
Tags: Dermatology, Health, Muscle, Metal and Mineral, Medical Research
L.A. NOWTop leaders at prominent universities, hospitals and a foundation are taking control of the governing board of the beleaguered Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, stepping in to try to rescue the South Los Angeles school from financial.......
Special to the Los Angeles TimesWhen the oral contraceptives Yasmin and Yaz came on the market in 2001 and 2006, respectively, they were thought to be safer than other birth control pills because they contained a different kind of synthetic progestin. But in a flurry of lawsuits...
McClatchy TribuneWhites are surviving melanoma at much higher rates than decades ago, thanks to public awareness and early treatment. The trend hasn't extended to blacks and Hispanics, however: Those groups develop skin cancer much less frequently but tend to have more...
For Tribune NewspapersIn a quest to look younger, be healthier and feel more vital later in life, increasing numbers of men, just like Jeffry Life, are turning to testosterone and human growth hormone. Use of both hormones is controversial. Read on: Testosterone: "Older men ....
Tags: Cancer, Health, Muscle, Obesity, Yale University
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAmericans entering their 70s today are experiencing more disabilities in old age than did the previous generation, researchers announced Thursday. The shift in health fortunes comes as a surprise and predicts future high disability rates for the baby...
Tags: Health, Heart Attack, Obesity, Finance, Social Sciences
Dr. Arthur L. Rosenbaum, a prominent UCLA pediatric eye surgeon known for innovative research on eye- muscle disorders who late in life was targeted by animal-rights extremists, has died. He was 69. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: In an obituary...
Tags: Clubs and Associations, Animals, Health, Children, Muscle
Booster ShotsOne of the resounding hopes expressed by the baby boom generation is to change the perception of aging by remaining active, vital and healthy deep into their golden years. The prospect of achieving that goal isn't promising. A study published......
Culture Monster-- Former "Will & Grace" star Sean Hayes, who is currently appearing in "Promises, Promises" on Broadway, has been tapped as host of the 64th annual Tony Awards on June 13. (Tony Awards) -- Medical complex: Richard Meier's architecture firm......
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