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December 30, 2007 | Alexandra Zavis, Times Staff Writer
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki flew to London on Saturday for what he said was a routine medical checkup. Two aides denied wire reports that Maliki, who has faced increasing criticism for presiding over a paralyzed government, was suffering from exhaustion. They said the prime minister had wanted to get a checkup for some time and had decided to take advantage of a recent ebb in violence to make the trip.
August 8, 1995 | Associated Press
Scientists urged the Food and Drug Administration Monday to approve a computer system that for the first time would allow doctors to double-check Pap smears to ensure no cervical cancer is missed. An FDA advisory committee agreed that the Papnet system, manufactured by Neuromedical Systems of Suffern, N.Y., will help increase detection of cancer or precancerous cells in some of the 50 million Pap smears performed in the United States annually.
October 1, 1991
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn will be admitted to Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital today for a "routine follow-up examination" of the prostate surgery he underwent three years ago, according to an aide. The 71-year-old Hahn, the county's longest-serving supervisor, will undergo "minor surgery" to remove scar tissue, said his chief deputy, Mas Fukai. Hahn will spend one night in the hospital.
January 17, 2001 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
It could have been just another boring wait for the doctor. But instead, kids were mesmerized Tuesday as a volunteer read stories and handed out bookmarks, stickers and lollipops. And perhaps the luckiest of all were the young children getting checkups, who were treated to a brand-new book they could take home.
November 6, 2003 | Mark Sachs, Times Staff Writer
Why, in a country where medical training and expertise is the envy of the world, would an American couple enlist the services of a Maori tribesman to help them with fertility problems? Why would a man diagnosed with pancreatic cancer turn away from conventional treatments involving radiation and chemotherapy and hook up with a doctor prescribing coffee enemas and daily handfuls of nutritional supplements?
August 25, 1994
It may not be your average fair with rides and prizes, but it will help ensure your child's good health. It is the 5th annual Kids Care Fair, at which children ages 2 months to 4 years can receive free immunizations to protect them from polio, tetanus, measles and other preventable childhood diseases. Children through age 18 can also have a free basic health screening that includes blood pressure, vision and hearing tests.
March 22, 1996 | SARAH A. KLEIN
Anyone who volunteers to give blood at a Cypress dental office today can get free dental and medical checkups. Professionals at the Cypress Dental Group hope the offer from local dentists, chiropractors, foot specialists and masseuses in exchange for blood will encourage donors. The health fair and blood drive will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the dental group's offices at 9922 Walker St. "This is our first year," said Gabe Ramirez, the office manager.
August 24, 1991 | Associated Press
Former President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, were pronounced in excellent health after routine checkups at the Mayo Clinic, a Reagan spokeswoman said Friday. "All tests were satisfactory and their physicians found them both to be in excellent health," spokeswoman Cathy Goldberg said. During the Reagans' last visit to the Mayo Clinic last August, Mrs. Reagan had a cancerous growth removed from her nose.
January 31, 2000 | INDRANEEL SUR
In his 12 years of life, Ismael Samano hasn't received regular medical checkups. "I've never seen a doctor before except for when I was sick," said the Panorama City resident, who complains of occasional leg pains and has had nutritional problems. But on Sunday, a physician interviewed him and advised him to take vitamins regularly.
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