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February 11, 1986 | Associated Press
Rep. Delbert Latta (R-Ohio) on Monday was released from the Cleveland Clinic, six days after undergoing triple coronary bypass surgery, an aide said. Latta, 65, has served in the House 27 years.
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HEALTH
January 31, 2011 | By Chris Woolston, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Humans can out-smile, out-smirk and out-glower every other animal on the planet, all thanks to an array of facial muscles lying just below the skin. The muscles flex and twitch throughout out the day whether we think about them or not. Lately, facial muscles have been getting a lot of attention. Many books, DVDs and websites claim that it's possible to lift sags, smooth out wrinkles and generally turn back the clock simply by giving the face a regular, vigorous workout. Carolyn's Facial Fitness, an exercise kit sold online for about $40, includes a DVD demonstrating 28 exercises that contort the face in ways you probably didn't know were possible, a CD to help pace the exercises and an instruction booklet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2006 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
J. Madison Wright Morris, a former child actress who underwent a heart transplant at 15 and had a heart attack a day after returning from her honeymoon in Hawaii, died Friday. She was 21. Morris, who on July 8 married Brent Joseph Morris, a medical student at the University of Kentucky, died at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington. Her first major role was in the mid-1990s NBC series "Earth 2."
NEWS
February 7, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
Just as American Heart Month begins, a reader sent in a question on checking blood pressure at home -- which, as it turns out, is more nuanced than it looks. So what's the proper way to go about it? There are a couple of concerns when using a home monitoring device to measure blood pressure: which arm to use, and how long to wait before testing. Luckily, the Mayo Clinic and the American Heart Assn. have some guidance on the subject. There's usually a slightly measurable difference in blood pressure between your arms, according to the heart association . Your dominant arm will probably be higher.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1987 | Associated Press
Rep. Delbert L. Latta of Ohio, senior Republican on the House Budget Committee, has entered the Cleveland Clinic for tests and observation after experiencing some problems with hypertension, an aide to the 67-year-old congressman said Friday.
NEWS
June 6, 1987 | Associated Press
An employee of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation was killed and another was critically injured Friday when a valve in a steam line exploded, clinic officials said. The steam is used for heating buildings and for sterilizing surgical equipment.
NEWS
July 21, 1995 | Associated Press
Former Mayor Carl B. Stokes, the U.S. ambassador to the Seychelles, is being treated for cancer. Stokes, 68, said he is getting radiation and chemotherapy treatments at Cleveland Clinic Hospital in preparation for surgical removal of a tumor in his esophagus. He made the disclosure in the Plain Dealer newspaper Thursday.
HEALTH
August 24, 2011 | By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times
For patients with high levels of so-called bad cholesterol, doctors routinely reach for two remedies: cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and a diet that cuts out foods high in saturated fat, such as ice cream, red meat and butter. But new research has found that when it comes to lowering artery-clogging cholesterol, what you eat may be more important than what you don't eat. Released online Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn., the study found that incorporating several cholesterol-lowering foods — such as soy protein and nuts — into a diet can reduce bad cholesterol far more effectively than a diet low in saturated fat. In fact, the authors assert, levels of LDL, the "bad" cholesterol, can drop to half that seen by many patients who take statins, sold under such names as Lipitor, Crestor or Zocor.
BUSINESS
February 22, 2008 | From Reuters
Web search company Google Inc. is collaborating with Cleveland Clinic, one of the premier U.S. health institutions, to pilot an exchange of data that puts patients in charge of their own medical records. The healthcare industry has been trying to usher in a paperless era for more than a decade, holding out the promise that electronic medical records would bring significant cost savings. Currently, only a tiny minority of hospitals and primary care physicians use electronic medical records.
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