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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1990
Pop superstar Michael Jackson underwent a series of diagnostic tests at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica on Monday to determine the cause of chest pains that had been causing him discomfort him for several days. Jackson's physician, Dr. Steven Hoefflin, said the 31-year-old entertainer remained in stable condition. Neither the doctor nor Bob Jones, a spokesman for Jackson, would disclose any further details about the singer's illness.
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BUSINESS
July 22, 1988 | JOHN O'DELL, Times Staff Writer
Disease Detection International Inc. said it has received Food and Drug Administration approval to begin marketing a pregnancy test based on a technology that is at the root of a dispute between the Irvine-based company and its former parent, Environmental Diagnostics Inc. The test--which can be performed in doctors' offices, hospitals or medical labs--is one of five DDI diagnostic tests that will be marketed for the next five months by the Du Pont Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1993 | H. GILBERT WELCH and WILLIAM C. BLACK, Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, an internist with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Dr. William C. Black, a radiologist, are on the faculty of the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth Medical School.
While the President is speaking about the need to eliminate waste in health care, American hospitals are making thousands sick by peddling potentially harmful diagnostic tests. Like the "loss leaders" of supermarket and discount scores, free diagnostic tests are being offered across the nation--tests that will undoubtedly lead to subsequent purchases.
HEALTH
February 7, 2005 | Valerie Reitman, Times Staff Writer
Newborns should be tested for hearing problems more than once before leaving the hospital, a new study has found, because initial tests may falsely indicate auditory problems, resulting in parental anxiety and costly follow-up evaluations later. A four-year study at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas -- whose 17,000 annual births make it the largest single birthing center in the U.S. -- found that between 2.4% and 4.
HEALTH
May 21, 2001 | Jane E. Allen
Audio professionals, such as recording engineers and sound mixers for the music and film industries, depend on their ability to discriminate among very high-frequency sounds that others may not pick up. Although such sounds are among the first to be lost through exposure to damaging noise, until now there has been no way to test acuity in those ranges. But last week, the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles began offering specialized hearing tests that evaluate extended high-frequency thresholds.
BUSINESS
May 6, 1988 | Leslie Berkman, Times staff writer
Doctors seeking new services for their patients and new sources of revenue are being courted by Disease Detection International Inc. The Irvine firm this week received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market another new blood test that doctors can perform in their offices, instead of sending their patients' blood to clinical laboratories.
NEWS
July 13, 1992 | From Associated Press
Pope John Paul II entered a hospital Sunday for tests, and his spokesman said the pontiff had an intestinal problem that might require surgery. Joaquin Navarro described the ailment as "intestinal dysfunction." He said the condition may be related to the stomach wound the Pope suffered during an assassination attempt in 1981 but that it still had not been determined. During his regular Sunday noon appearance from a window of his study overlooking St.
NEWS
September 6, 1991 | Reuters
Retiring Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall has been hospitalized for diagnostic tests, a hospital spokesman said Thursday. "Justice Marshall was admitted to the Bethesda Naval Medical Center for routine diagnostic testing after complaining of dizziness," Navy Lt. Cmdr. Bill Clyde said. "He's in good spirits and good condition. His vital signs are normal and there is no life-threatening condition at this time."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1989
An ailing juror in the marathon McMartin Pre-School molestation trial has been hospitalized for diagnostic tests and may have to be replaced by the last remaining alternate. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William Pounders ordered the other jurors to return today in the hope that he will have further information about the juror's condition from his physician.
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