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March 6, 1985 | United Press International
President Reagan will undergo his annual physical checkup Friday at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in suburban Maryland, the White House said today. He will be examined by a team of Navy doctors specializing in cardiovascular medicine, urology and ophthalmology, and they will reassess the condition that led to partial removal of a small benign polyp from the President's anal canal.
May 3, 1987
"Su Doctor," a free referral service designed to link Spanish-speaking patients with Spanish-speaking physicians, is being offered by Doctors Hospital of Santa Ana and Santa Ana Hospital Medical Center. By calling 1-800-44-DOCTOR weekdays and Saturdays, a caller can be referred to a Spanish-speaking doctor in areas of Orange County and Whittier.
January 6, 2000
Cryosurgery, which uses extremely cold temperatures to freeze and destroy cancerous cells, was 97% effective on men who had recurrences of prostate cancer, according to the results of a clinical study to be published today in the journal Urology. The study, sponsored by Endocare Inc. in Irvine, found that 42 of the 43 men in the clinical trial have been essentially disease-free since undergoing cryosurgery about two years ago. Cryosurgery has been used to treat first-time cancer patients.
August 19, 1996
Trimedyne Inc. said the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office upheld the validity of all of the claims on its laser patent. In 1995, Laser Industries Ltd. filed a petition with the patent office asking that Trimedyne's patent be reexamined. The patent gives Trimedyne the ability to manufacture other lasers with higher power and unique energy delivery capabilities, the company said.
May 15, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Dr. John K. Lattimer, 92, a renowned urologist and ballistics expert who was chosen by President Kennedy's family to examine evidence in his assassination, died Thursday at a hospice near his home in Englewood, N.J. A professor and chairman of the urology department at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons for 25 years, Lattimer was known for helping establish pediatric urology as a discipline and developed a cure for renal tuberculosis.
March 29, 2013 | Lauren Williams, Times Community News
A man accused of killing a Newport Beach doctor pleaded not guilty to murder Friday in Orange County Superior Court. Stanwood Elkus, 75, of Lake Elsinore, pressed against the third floor courtroom's cage to listen to his public defender, Jennifer Nicolalde, and shouted his responses to the judge. He stands accused of shooting and killing Dr. Ronald Gilbert, a urologist, at Orange Coast Urology, at 520 Superior Ave., near Hoag Hospital, on Jan. 28. He also faces sentencing enhancements for allegedly lying in wait and using a gun to cause death.
June 29, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., the largest U.S. maker of birth-control pills, cut second-quarter sales and profit estimates Monday and said it would fire half of its sales force. Its shares slid 15% on the news. The Corona firm said contraceptive sales fell short of forecasts because of increased competition from rivals like Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. Watson projected it would earn 31 cents to 33 cents in the second quarter, down from its previous estimate of 50 cents to 52 cents.
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