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Sentinel Staff WritersThe night her lights came back on, Darla Smith returned from a walk past the homes without electricity in her storm-ravaged Orlando neighborhood and was appalled to see her brightly lighted chandelier shining through the foyer window. "I thought, 'Now...
Times Staff WritersRAMALLAH, West Bank — With his wife and doctors by his side, ailing Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was flown out of the West Bank early today for medical treatment abroad, heralding the likely end of his longtime grip on power. A Jordanian air...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAs a nation, we are obviously getting fatter and fatter. Not only are we ever more confused about how to lose weight, we're particularly fuzzy on the question of how big a role exercise plays and whether we just have to count calories. So, here's the...
Marshall Lumsden, the founding editor of West, a Sunday magazine the Los Angeles Times introduced in 1966, died Friday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica. He was 88. His death was caused by complications from colon cancer, said his wife, Wini....
HealthKey.com contributorCancer begins when abnormal cells in our bodies grow out of control. Cancerous cells can attack skin, organs and bones. There are many kinds of cancer. These tips focus on four types that are often associated with age. Cancer treatments can be...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterResting on a hospital bed beneath a tie-dyed wall hanging, Pamela Sakuda felt a tingling sensation. Then bright colors started shimmering in her head. She had been depressed since being diagnosed with colon cancer two years earlier, but as the...
Recently, a kid named Sandy Pukel, whom I haven't seen since high school, tracked me down through Facebook. Turns out he is no longer a kid (surprise!); in fact, he is a health food guru, and he mentioned he was running his annual Holistic Holiday at...
It's Men's Health Week, and public health officials are encouraging men to pay more attention to their bodies. Not only should they be paying more attention to little changes that don't seem right, they should be getting annual checkups. Diseases common...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAT 6 a.m., the hospital's bright hallway lights flicker on, signaling the start of a new day. Doctors in crisp business clothes appear on their early-morning rounds, and the clang of breakfast carts will soon echo through the unit. For registered nurse...
Times Staff WritersOtis Chandler, whose vision and determination as publisher of the Los Angeles Times from 1960 to 1980 catapulted the paper from mediocrity into the front ranks of American journalism, died today of a degenerative illness called Lewy body disease. He was...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesColorectal cancer kills more Americans than any other cancer except lung cancer. But the death toll doesn't have to be as high as it is. Screening works. The American Cancer Society estimates that such tests saved 70,000 lives in the last 20 years. "Just...
Special to The TimesTo read the Internet ads, you'd think that our bodies were awash in "toxins" -- usually unspecified -- and that we should therefore go to dramatic lengths, such as "colon cleansing" and chelation, to get rid of all this bad stuff. Don't believe it. Or to...
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