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November 21, 2013 |
A growing minority of Americans believes that doctors should do anything possible to save a life, no matter what, instead of saying there are some situations in which a patient should be allowed to pass away, the Pew Research Center found in a survey of nearly 2,000 adults. In addition, an increasing number of people say that even if they were suffering an incurable disease and were in severe pain, they would not ask their doctors to halt treatment. The surge in such attitudes surprises bioethicists who want physicians and families to carefully weigh aggressive medical treatments for patients near death.
November 18, 2013 |
You have no more excuses for eating junk food while traveling. At the nation's busiest airports, 76% of restaurants offer at least one healthy entree, according to a survey by a panel of doctors. That's a big improvement from 2001, when only 57% of airports offered at least one healthy dish. In a ranking of 18 airports by the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Denver International Airport came out on top, with 86% of its restaurants offering healthy dishes such as wraps, barley burgers, vegetable soup, Roma tomato paninis and spinach salads.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2013 |
Anne Barton, one of the 20th century's foremost Shakespeare scholars, died Monday in Cambridge, England. She was 80. Cambridge University, where she was an emeritus professor of English and fellow of Trinity College, announced her death but gave no other details. An American who studied at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, Barton spent most of her life on the native soil of her great subject, William Shakespeare. As an undergraduate, she published in Shakespeare Quarterly the essay "Love's Labour's Lost," the last paragraph of which contained, in her own words, "the germ" of what became her most important book, "Shakespeare and the Idea of the Play" (1962)
November 12, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - For the second week in a row, the Supreme Court let stand a ruling that strikes down a major abortion regulation from Oklahoma, disappointing abortion foes who had hoped conservative justices would impose new limits on a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy. The justices Tuesday turned down Oklahoma's appeal seeking to revive a law that would have required pregnant women to undergo an ultrasound and hear about the fetus' size and possible heartbeat. Last week, the court dismissed the state's appeal of a second law that would have prohibited doctors from prescribing a combination of two drugs commonly used to induce abortion in the early weeks of pregnancy.
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November 10, 2013 |
A group of doctors from the Mammoth Lakes area was among the first humanitarian aid groups to reach the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which is believed to have killed about 10,000 people as it moved across the island nation Friday. Sixteen doctors, surgeons and medical volunteers with the Mammoth Medical Missions were at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning on their way to a previously scheduled project in Chiapas, Mexico, when they learned about the devastating typhoon, said Pamela Bold, a spokeswoman for the nonprofit relief group based in Mammoth Lakes.
November 8, 2013 |
If you're planning to throw a "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary party and you live on the West Coast, better plan on making it a lunch party. The worldwide time for the broadcast of "Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor" has been set and can be seen in the U.S. at 11:50 a.m. PST Nov. 23. The BBC is taking the unusual step of airing the long-awaited team-up of current Doctor Matt Smith with previous Doctor David Tennant at the same time all over the...