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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1987
The fund to build a cancer treatment center at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has topped $16 million, well along the way toward the $21-million goal, according to Walter B. Gerken, chairman of the fund-raising campaign. Construction of the three-story, 65,000-square-foot center near Coast Highway and Newport Avenue is expected to begin early next year. The center will specialize in outpatient care.
NEWS
August 1, 2001 | From Associated Press
When workers dismantled an MRI machine recently at the University of Texas, they discovered dozens of pens, paper clips, keys and other metal objects clustered inside. Each had sailed through the air from a pocket or a folder, drawn to the huge magnet that powers the MRI's medical scanner. Much less common is the kind of accident that killed 6-year-old Michael Colombini last weekend.
BUSINESS
December 19, 1992 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For all the sense that today's new federal limits on deposit insurance make to the doctors at Sharlin Radiology Associates, the regulations might as well be Egyptian hieroglyphics. Dr. Frank Gingerelli, a principal in the Hackensack, N.J., medical practice, says he and a variety of advisers couldn't figure out what the new rules mean. Even officials at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
NEWS
March 28, 1999 | KARREN MILLS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
With the ease of a youngster playing a video game, Dr. Sean Casey brings up on his computer screen a three-dimensional image of the arteries at the base of a patient's skull. It takes about three minutes to surf through the circle of arteries, manipulating the image to view the surface and inside of the vessels from different angles as he searches for an aneurysm, a bulge in a weakened artery wall that could burst, causing a stroke.
HEALTH
November 20, 2006 | Sandra G. Boodman, Washington Post
To screen or not to screen? That is the question patients -- most of them current or former smokers -- are asking doctors following the publication of a large international study that found that spiral CT scans can detect lung cancer at its earliest and most curable stage. The results, published last month in the New England Journal of Medicine, have fueled hope that the technology can lead to early treatment of the most common cause of cancer death, as mammography has done for breast cancer.
NEWS
November 16, 1989 | ANN CONWAY
When chef Jean-Pierre Vigato promises a "grand" chocolate dessert he means an outrageous chocolate dessert. The culinary finale at the premiere of the "Great Chefs" series at the Robert Mondavi Wine and Food Center was worth throwing away the calorie counter for. Up for tasting: chocolate mousse, chocolate sorbet and chocolate cake done three ways (one of them being a light-as-a-cloud bitter cake presented in a swirling pool of coffee-laced creme anglaise ).
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