March 20, 2012 |
After months of impasse, Blue Shield of California and UCLA finally have a proposal on the table to settle a contract dispute that's caused worry and confusion for thousands of patients seeking treatment at one of the state's premier medical facilities. But don't expect a breakthrough any time soon. The two sides remain far apart over how much Blue Shield should pay for members' visits to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood and the nearby Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital.
May 25, 2011 |
Boxer Antonio Margarito has undergone cataract surgery to repair what was considered a career-threatening injury to his right eye that he suffered in a lopsided loss to Manny Pacquiao in November. Margarito's promoter Bob Arum, concerned about the fighter's future before the May 19 operation, now says a "miracle" turn of events will allow the former welterweight champion to return to sparring in five weeks. Arum also hopes that Margarito can have a rematch with world super-welterweight champion Miguel Cotto later this year.
January 14, 2011 |
Joe Garagiola's speed on the basepaths was the stuff of legends. "I'd get to first base and I'd have to beg the guy to hold me on," Garagiola says. "I'd plead with him that my kid was watching at home on TV and I didn't want him to be embarrassed. "When I was coming up, a scout reported that my speed was deceptive. He said I was slower than I looked. " Garagiola is a month from his 85th birthday, and his real speed, the thing that made him a household name in every household that had a television set for the better part of three decades, remains intact.
January 21, 2008 |
IT was an affront to my baby boomer self's illusion of eternal youth to experience a growing inability to decipher freeway signs. I was forced to rely upon passengers, including my teenage son's sharp vision (and tongue) for navigating. Finally, I got myself to the eye doctor, anticipating that I would be consigned to wearing glasses for distance vision for the first time in my life. My self-diagnosis was wrong. Through a fancy machine in the doctor's office, I could see the elliptical shadows.
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June 6, 2004 |
Dr. Charles Kelman, an ophthalmologist who developed an outpatient cataract operation that has helped 100 million people nationwide improve their vision, has died. He was 74. Kelman died Tuesday of lung cancer in Boca Raton, Fla. In 1992, Kelman received the National Medal of Technology from President George H.W. Bush, and he was inducted last month into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio.
March 17, 2003 |
Last summer, Ann Forbes noticed that she was waving at more people than she ever had before -- people in cars, on the street, down the block. "Everyone and everything that moved," said Forbes, 60. "I'm sure strangers who saw me thought I was half-crazy." In fact she could no longer distinguish faces at a distance.