CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 2003 |
With time running out in a court-ordered cooling-off period, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the union representing its mechanics remain far apart in contract negotiations, and the union is threatening to shut down most Los Angeles County bus and train service as early as next week. "We are prepared to walk out," said Neil Silver, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union, which represents about 2,500 workers.
August 11, 2003 |
The Los Angeles area has the nation's fifth-largest health-care economy in terms of employment, in large part because of the region's thriving plastic surgery and dentistry businesses, according to a study to be released today by the Milken Institute in Santa Monica.
August 10, 2003 |
AIDS sufferers and activists welcomed a breakthrough step toward antiretroviral treatment for all South Africans, but said delays leading up to it had cost lives. Long criticized for failing to tackle the world's highest AIDS caseload, President Thabo Mbeki's government bowed to a growing clamor for drug treatment Friday, saying it aimed to draw up a plan by the end of September for national distribution of antiretroviral drugs that can fight AIDS.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2003 |
As Dr. William F. Chapman takes Primitivo Peralta's blood pressure, he carefully begins to assess his patient's ailments: The right side of his face itches. It feels as if there's something in his eye, but his eye is clear. His toenails and fingernails have been bothering him, among other things. After learning that diabetes runs in Peralta's family, Chapman says: "We have to get a fasting blood sugar [blood test] on him, first thing.... Diabetes could account for all of these problems."
May 1, 2003 |
Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean gave a preview of his health-care proposal in a speech to labor union leaders Wednesday, saying the American people have made clear the issue should be center stage. "I have gone all over this country and this is, if not the first issue that is brought up, it's the second.
April 24, 2003 |
Rep. Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.) on Wednesday proposed a generous new tax credit for employers that could provide health care for nearly all Americans, but possibly lock in large federal budget deficits for the foreseeable future. The Democratic presidential contender, speaking to a union of health-care workers, unveiled a plan so sweeping it encompasses three distinct goals: expanding access to health care, stimulating the economy and providing aid to fiscally strapped cities and states.