March 20, 1988
What a travesty and waste of time, money and talent was ABC's "Perfect People," starring Lauren Hutton and Perry King. It was filled with half-truths, untruths and downright lies about cosmetic surgery and life in general. It depicted a middle-age couple going through drastic life-style changes in search of youth, changes that might have killed them without proper medical advice. Maxwell A. Perro, Panorama City
January 26, 2014 |
Few of us expect to find ourselves riding in the back of an ambulance, yet in 2012 nearly 600,000 people in Los Angeles County were transported to hospital emergency rooms. And that's just in response to 911 calls. But how does it work? Where do they take you? How much does it cost and who pays for it? Every city and county in Southern California has a slightly different way of handling emergencies. But Cathy Chidester, director of the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency, says most local areas operate under similar principles.
January 13, 1990 |
A Long Island woman, Nancy Klein, who underwent a controversial abortion to help her chances of recovery from a coma after a car accident in 1988, is now able to talk and recognize family members and is looking forward to the day when she can return home, her doctor said Friday. "She's come a very long way," said Dr. Caroline McCagg, medical director of the New Jersey head injury center where the 32-year-old woman has been undergoing treatment.
March 10, 1990
Given the tragedy of Hank Gathers' death, common sense and medical advice told him in December to give up basketball. At the end, he had quit taking his daily medication and his weekly treadmill test. Whether it was the love of the game or the lure of NBA riches, this intelligent young man knew the consequences of what he was doing. He chose to gamble with his life, and he lost. MIKE McGRADY, Santa Monica
June 28, 1989
Mezzo-soprano Kimball Wheeler will not appear on the Fourth of July "All-American Celebration," the opening event in the Pacific Symphony's summer series, as a result of medical advice to cut back on her schedule, a spokesman for the orchestra has told The Times. Scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m., the program for the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre concert remains largely as originally announced. It will include Bernstein's "Candide" Overture, Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," with pianist Patricia Prattis Jennings as soloist, and music by Richard Rodgers and Aaron Copland.
November 13, 2011 |
Cracked heels, chapped lips, scaly legs, fissured hands, skin so tight and parched it practically hurts to smile. All can be brought on by dry, hot Santa Ana winds common in the fall or by the cold weather and heated rooms of winter - and Angelenos have experienced a taste of both in the last couple of weeks. Even without harsh weather conditions, just spending time in one of Southern California's desert microclimates can be hard on skin. But there are some solutions for soothing the dryness.
February 20, 2012 |
Presidents, politicians and physicians are fighting over who should pay for contraception, and women are getting hurt in the process. Roman Catholic bishops reject even President Obama's recent compromise not requiring religiously affiliated hospitals and universities to pay for contraception, saying it does not meet their standard of "religious liberty and moral convictions. " Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards calls the row over insurance payments part of "a misleading and outrageous assault onwomen's health.
February 18, 2008 |
For busy people, time is money. And when you've got more money than time, the cost of an executive physical examination is kind of like the price of a yacht. If you have to ask, you can't afford it. Tom Gilmore arrived at L.A.'s Good Samaritan Hospital on a bright Friday morning, sporting a dark blue Nike warmup suit the hospital had sent.