March 28, 2013 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela was readmitted to a hospital after a worrying recurrence of the lung infection he suffered in December, the South African presidency announced Thursday. It was the third time Mandela, known affectionately to South Africans by his clan name, Madiba, has been hospitalized since December. The unexpected late-night admission rang alarm bells for many. South Africa's first black president went into a hospital in Pretoria just before midnight.
March 14, 2013 |
His predecessor was the first pope to retire due to deteriorating health -- a condition no doubt exacerbated by frequent world travel and a demanding schedule. Yet at age 76, Pope Francis arrives at the Vatican with his own medical history. Specifically, the new leader of the Catholic Church had one of his lungs removed as a teen, likely due to an infection. We asked two medical experts whether such a condition was likely to hamper the new pope's ability to manage one of the world's largest nonprofit organizations.
March 7, 2013 |
Kim Thompson, who since the late 1970s has been co-owner and co-publisher of Fantagraphics Books , has been diagnosed with lung cancer, it was announced Wednesday by the Seattle comics publisher. In a statement , the 56-year-old Thompson wrote: “This is still very early in the diagnosis, so I have no way of knowing the severity of my condition. I'm relatively young and [otherwise] in good health, and my hospital is top-flight, so I'm hopeful and confident that we will soon have the specifics narrowed down, set me up with a course of treatment, proceed, and lick this thing.” Fantagraphics has long been one of America's leading publishers of comics, showcasing both new work and old. Among its artists have been Jessica Abel (creator of the stunning “La Perdida” )
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March 2, 2013 |
Downtown skyscraper manager Peter Anastassiou knew what steps to take when asked to help with an American Lung Assn. charity event: all 1,391 in his building. His 62-story Aon Center at 707 Wilshire Blvd. will host as many as 800 stair climbers in the group's sixth annual "Fight for Air" fundraising event April 6. Access to most high-rises has been restricted for outsiders since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. But Anastassiou opens his stairwells on Tuesdays and Thursdays to people who registered for the event and want to get in shape.
February 1, 2013 |
Looking to end your week on an upbeat note? Then read no further! Seriously, um, read no further, 'cause we're about to learn how Katie Couric came thisclose to having sexy times with Larry King. Seems Katie and Larry went out on a date in Washington, D.C., years ago, when she was about 30 and he was 112 (OK, he's about 23 years older than she is, but you get the idea). It was during a period in her life, she told Jimmy Kimmel on his show Thursday night, when she was going out with anyone who asked, because "you learn something" every time you're with someone new. They headed out for an Italian dinner, and he ordered heart-healthy because he'd just had bypass surgery.
January 1, 2013 |
The blood clot that led to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's hospitalization on Sunday is lodged in a vein behind her right ear, her doctors disclosed in a statement late Monday. The doctors said the clot, called a right transverse sinus venous thrombosis, was discovered Sunday when Clinton underwent an MRI as a "routine follow-up" to the treatment she has been receiving for a concussion. The vein runs between the brain and skull. Drs. Lisa Bardack with Mt. Kisco Medical Group and Gigi El-Bayoumi at George Washington University Hospital said in their statement that the clot was being treated with blood thinners.
December 11, 2012 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- After three days of silence on the illness of national icon Nelson Mandela, President Jacob Zuma's office issued a three-line statement Tuesday announcing that the anti-apartheid hero and Nobel Peace Prize winner is suffering from a lung infection. Mandela's hospitalization Saturday for medical tests caused national alarm. Zuma's office said Monday that the former president was "in good hands" without commenting on his condition. On Tuesday, presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said new tests indicated that the 94-year-old Mandela was suffering from a recurrence of a previous lung infection.
November 10, 2012 |
The little guys put on a big show at Staples Center on Saturday night. In the world of boxing, they were mice that roared. Abner Mares of Los Angeles chased, lunged, punched and brawled his way to a unanimous decision over Anselmo Moreno of Panama in their super-bantamweight battle for the World Boxing Council title. Mares had the title and Moreno had won 27 straight fights, so the matchup was a good one. That turned out to be the case, generally, except for one judge, who had Mares winning all 12 rounds.
October 29, 2012 |
Patients diagnosed with lung cancer that is considered incurable appear to misunderstand the purpose and likely effect of a treatment aimed at making them more comfortable, a new study says. The result may not only be a failure of communication between physicians and their patients: The misunderstanding also may prompt some lung cancer patients and their families to choose aggressive treatments near the end of life rather than opt for care that makes their final days more comfortable.
October 28, 2012 |
The Breeders' Cup comes to Santa Anita this weekend with a controversial mandate to begin eliminating race-day medication in its thoroughbreds at a time when sports organizations worldwide are cracking down on competitors who use performance-enhancing drugs. Much of the focus is on Lasix, a powerful diuretic that helps prevent bleeding and has been widely used in the U.S. since the 1970s to combat lung hemorrhaging in thoroughbreds. In California, the drug is injected four hours before post time.