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The premise Nurse Jackie Peyton (Edie Falco) is having trouble managing her growing addiction to painkillers. Nevertheless, she continues to snort an opiate in the supply room and pop pills in the bathroom during shifts at the hospital. Jackie works in...
L.A. NOWThe chief medical officer at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center near Torrance has been placed on leave amid an ongoing investigation, sources said late Wednesday. Gail V. Anderson Jr., who also is an associate dean at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine,...
All The RageBefore she could present Jane Fonda with a UCLA Longevity Center Icon Award, Jennifer Lopez had to pause midway in her recitation of Fonda’s lofty achievements -- actress; fitness guru; author; and activist for environmental, human rights, health,...
L.A. NOWTop leaders at prominent universities, hospitals and a foundation are taking control of the governing board of the beleaguered Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, stepping in to try to rescue the South Los Angeles school from financial.......
Booster ShotsOne of the resounding hopes expressed by the baby boom generation is to change the perception of aging by remaining active, vital and healthy deep into their golden years. The prospect of achieving that goal isn't promising. A study published......
Culture Monster-- Former "Will & Grace" star Sean Hayes, who is currently appearing in "Promises, Promises" on Broadway, has been tapped as host of the 64th annual Tony Awards on June 13. (Tony Awards) -- Medical complex: Richard Meier's architecture firm......
Booster ShotsNow that soccer legend David Beckham has had surgery to repair the Achilles tendon he ruptured Sunday, all he has to do now is heal, and heal well. While his may be the most recent and notable case of a......
His wife was a patient at the clinic where I worked in my early days as a doctor. I saw her regularly for hypertension. But on one visit, she was more concerned about her husband — let's call him Pedro. He was having stomach pains and difficulty...
The Food and Drug Administration has accused the 1-800-GET-THIN marketing company of using misleading advertising in its promotion of Lap-Band weight-loss surgery, saying the billboard, radio and television ads underplay serious risks to patients. The...
Researchers at UCLA have genetically engineered tomatoes that, when fed to mice, mimic the beneficial qualities of good cholesterol, according to a new study. In a paper published Tuesday in the Journal of Lipid Research, authors used bacteria to insert...
His predecessor was the first pope to retire due to deteriorating health -- a condition no doubt exacerbated by frequent world travel and a demanding schedule. Yet at age 76, Pope Francis arrives at the Vatican with his own medical history....
Winter does a number on skin, from head to toe. But it's possible to resist letting the dry winter air wring every drop of moisture from your skin. "It's an environmental problem," says Nicholas Perricone, dermatologist and author of "Forever Young: The...
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