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
February 28, 2011 |
As Americans' waistlines continue to grow, so does the number of people who aren't getting a good night's sleep. About 2% of women and at least 4% of men suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which the airway collapses and blocks breathing for 30 seconds or even up to a minute or two. The brain senses that it isn't receiving enough oxygen and sends a signal to the person to wake up. The awakenings are brief enough that people usually...
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.
January 17, 2013 |
If you turn to Google before turning to a doctor when you're feeling icky, you're not alone. Last year, 1 in 3 Americans typed their symptoms into search engines and medical websites before seeing their physician, according to a Pew Research Center study released this week. And with the flu epidemic making its way steadily west, now seems like a good time to talk about the best way to search for health information online. Searching for medical advice online can never replace a visit to a living, breathing doctor, but there are ways to help you weed through the online clutter and get reliable information.
September 9, 1990 |
Nobel laureate Mother Teresa, who five months ago announced her retirement because of ill health, was reelected Saturday as head of the Missionaries of Charity order she founded in 1950, a church official said. The results of the election suggested that the 80-year-old Roman Catholic nun has decided to continue to work among the impoverished people of the teeming Indian metropolis of Calcutta, ignoring medical advice to curtail her activities.