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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1995
From a health care standpoint, we were lucky on Jan. 17, 1994, and that's the frightening part. Recall the major medical statistics from the Northridge earthquake, and a few that have received far less attention: 61 dead, another 1,600 hospitalized, a total of 10,200 people treated at hospitals and then released, a total of 27,539 around the area who received medical intervention from the federal government.
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October 12, 1999 | ALISSA J. RUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton today will announce plans to step up federal efforts to enroll more children in existing government health insurance programs. About 12 million children are without health insurance, or nearly 27% of the 44 million Americans who are uninsured, according to the latest Census Bureau figures. Clinton is ordering a multi-agency outreach effort aimed at making sure that the federal government informs parents, grandparents and kids about insurance options.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1990
Women who are screened at least once every three years for cervical cancer reduce their risk of developing an invasive form of the disease or dying from it by about 90%, researchers reported last week. An analysis of research conducted in the United States and elsewhere indicates that women between the ages of 20 and 65 who have regular Pap smears have only an 11-in-10,000 chance of dying from cervical cancer, versus a 118-in-10,000 risk for women who are never screened.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1998 | RUSS LOAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joe Filia learned he was HIV-positive in 1985, not long after the first tests for the virus that causes AIDS were made available to the public. For the next six years he lived secretly with the knowledge that his life could soon be over, while the world debated the moral and medical implications of the disease. "I didn't tell anybody. I thought I was dead. I lived in fear every single day that I would become sick and somebody would find out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1998 | RUSS LOAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joe Filia learned he was HIV-positive in 1985, not long after the first tests for the virus that causes AIDS were made available to the public. For the next six years he lived secretly with the knowledge that his life could soon be over, while the world debated the moral and medical implications of the disease. "I didn't tell anybody. I thought I was dead. I lived in fear every single day that I would become sick and somebody would find out.
NEWS
August 29, 1995 | LESLIE KNOWLTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Need someone to talk to, but not sure who's who in today's smorgasbord of mental health professions, what with its alphabet soup of degrees, licenses and credentials? Here are snapshots of five major mental health professions, ranging from long-term psychoanalysis to shorter-term therapies. * Who They Are: Psychiatrists * Job Description: Physicians who specialize in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness and emotional problems. (As medical doctors, they prescribe drugs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1992 | LYNDA NATALI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Charlotte Cox lies on a table with 22 green, red, blue and yellow electrodes glued to her head. As she relaxes, the electroencephalograph machine she is wired to steadily spits out reams of graph paper filled with black zigzagging lines. Across the room, a fellow classmate, also sprawled out on a laboratory table, is having his head blown dry with an air hose so wires can be secured to his skull.
NEWS
October 12, 1999 | ALISSA J. RUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton today will announce plans to step up federal efforts to enroll more children in existing government health insurance programs. About 12 million children are without health insurance, or nearly 27% of the 44 million Americans who are uninsured, according to the latest Census Bureau figures. Clinton is ordering a multi-agency outreach effort aimed at making sure that the federal government informs parents, grandparents and kids about insurance options.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1999 | Andrew Glazer (949) 574-4204
South County Senior Services, a Laguna Woods-based nonprofit organization providing care for elderly residents of south Orange County, must raise $100,000 to sustain its "Meals on Wheels" program in the coming year, said Executive Director Marilyn Ditty at a reception last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1993
In reaction to the article on job-loss statistics (June 9): The latest California figures for lost jobs over the last three years has been revised to 552,700, claiming that the 800,000 to 900,000 originally reported was flawed by overcounting the work force. I think that this revision is defective. What about self-employed individuals like myself? Do we ever appear in unemployment, health and medical insurance statistics? I think not. Before the government gleefully reports that it's not nearly as bad as originally thought, reflect on this: The self-employed are often "un" or "under" employed.
NEWS
August 29, 1995 | LESLIE KNOWLTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Need someone to talk to, but not sure who's who in today's smorgasbord of mental health professions, what with its alphabet soup of degrees, licenses and credentials? Here are snapshots of five major mental health professions, ranging from long-term psychoanalysis to shorter-term therapies. * Who They Are: Psychiatrists * Job Description: Physicians who specialize in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness and emotional problems. (As medical doctors, they prescribe drugs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1995
From a health care standpoint, we were lucky on Jan. 17, 1994, and that's the frightening part. Recall the major medical statistics from the Northridge earthquake, and a few that have received far less attention: 61 dead, another 1,600 hospitalized, a total of 10,200 people treated at hospitals and then released, a total of 27,539 around the area who received medical intervention from the federal government.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1990
Women who are screened at least once every three years for cervical cancer reduce their risk of developing an invasive form of the disease or dying from it by about 90%, researchers reported last week. An analysis of research conducted in the United States and elsewhere indicates that women between the ages of 20 and 65 who have regular Pap smears have only an 11-in-10,000 chance of dying from cervical cancer, versus a 118-in-10,000 risk for women who are never screened.
NEWS
March 17, 1991
At the occasion of Linus Pauling's 90th birthday, Shari Roan wrote an article about him that contains many fine parts. Yet the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine (LPI) is presented as an institution that still performs "some research that many scientists regard dubiously," although it "recently landed some respectable projects." Lightly dismissive formulations such as the above may originate in the wake of the controversy that has surrounded Dr. Pauling's stand on Vitamin C (ascorbate)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1991 | JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County Sheriff Sherman Block underwent surgery for prostate cancer Monday and emerged from an operating room at Kenneth J. Norris Jr. Cancer Hospital about 2 1/2 hours later in good condition, his office reported. "The surgical procedure went without difficulty," said surgeon Donald Skinner, chief of urology at the USC Medical School. "Everything went fine without complications." The 66-year-old Block was transferred from intensive care to the recovery room around 1 p.m.
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