September 23, 2010
Finding out you have cancer is never fun. But having to sort through information about the disease, possible treatments and the repercussions of each can seriously compound the nightmare. To ease that process, National Comprehensive Cancer Network on Thursday released the first two of a series of guides for patients dealing with cancer. These are meant to be user-friendly versions of the network's cancer guidelines for clinicians. The guides, one for breast cancer and one for lung cancer, go through several topics, among them: how to deal with cancers caught at different stages; chemotherapy; recurrent cancer; and what constitutes follow-up.
July 5, 2009 |
Question: What's the recommended information to include (and not to include) on one's luggage tags? I know people say you should put your cellphone number on them, but I don't keep mine turned on. Richard Wylie Torrance Answer: Vacations are all about doing things you don't usually do, so maybe this is the time to think about turning on the cellphone. And it's definitely time for travelers to rethink the luggage tag.
April 14, 2008 |
MY MATERNAL grandmother had Alzheimer's disease. Before she died, she forgot our names, our faces and, eventually, how to speak and think.But my grandfather's heartbreak was the most painful to witness. I remember watching the two of them on the sofa together in the months before she died. My grandfather, a sometimes severe man not overly disposed to expressions of tender emotion, cooed into my grandmother's ear: "My bride, oh my bride. I love you. Do you hear me? I love you. " She just stared down blankly, folding napkins.
March 24, 1998 |
A Superior Court judge has approved a $14-million settlement for educators who lost millions of dollars in retirement savings in the collapse of the Newport Beach company that handled their investments, Teachers Management & Investment Corp. Judge John C. Woolley late Friday approved a $14-million settlement with the accounting firm KPMG Peat Marwick and Comerica Bank-California. TMI previously settled for $4 million.
February 5, 1998 |
Comerica Bank-California said it will not be paying any of the $14-million settlement that educators statewide reached two weeks ago with the bank and the KPMG Peat Marwick accounting firm. Comerica was a defendant in the case stemming from the 1994 collapse of Teachers Management & Investment Corp. only because it acquired Metrobank in Los Angeles. Metrobank earlier had acquired National Bank of Long Beach, the original target of allegations.
January 23, 1998 |
Educators who lost their retirement savings in the 1994 collapse of Teachers Management & Investment Corp. can't blame the company or its advisors for most of the losses, a receiver said Thursday. Dennis B. Schmucker of San Diego said 20,000 teachers and administrators statewide lost more than $200 million in real estate partnerships put together by TMI. Unfortunately for them, Schmucker said, "the biggest chunk of the loss was caused by the decline in the real estate market."