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Imagine hearing the words "you have cancer." Now imagine learning those words actually weren't meant for you. Doctors say errors in biopsy results happen because the process includes so many steps and goes through so many hands. "Anybody that tells...
Blogging with Bill WhiteI was going to write about politics today, but I decided I'd rather promote an event taking place this weekend to raise money for a very sick little girl and her family. I'll begin with basic information about the event,......
World NowWe often see the headlines about people around the world setting themselves on fire. But what happens afterward? Nicole Bernal, acting director of the UC Irvine Regional Burn Center, explains....
L.A. NOWPatients are encountering increasingly long waits for biopsies at Harbor-UCLA, while those seeking biopsies at other hospitals are treated within weeks, if not sooner. The delays do not violate state or federal law, but patients and advocates say they...
Booster ShotsThose who suffer from celiac disease have much to contend with. The immune-related disorder causes digestive symptoms when gluten is eaten, making flour-based foods such as breads and pasta problematic. Eating gluten can injure the surface of the small...
Booster ShotsTo hear the New York Times tell it, the American Cancer Society has just had an epiphany about screening for breast and prostate cancer: The benefits of catching some cancers early must be weighed against the harms of treating tumors......
L.A. NOWA cigarette tax-funded program that pays for breast cancer screenings for low-income women will stop accepting new patients Jan. 1, public health officials said this week. Officials said the decision came as a result of “unprecedented fiscal...
Needle biopsies safer and just about as good at diagnosing breast cancer, say authors of mammogram adviceBooster ShotsThe federal government's Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, apparently undaunted by the controversy it kicked up last month over mammograms, has waded back into the breast-cancer thicket with new advice on how best to distinguish benign breast...
L.A. NOWThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this week approved a settlement of more than $222,000 with a woman whose breasts were removed at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center even though she did not have breast cancer. Ana Jimenez-Salgado underwent......
Show TrackerShe might be considered the Ryan Seacrest of the insurance world with all the hours she's putting in. The last remaining original housewife in the O.C. clan, Vicki Gunvalson has watched as a revolving door of ladies have picked up......
My dad did everything he could to look his best that morning. He shaved, brushed his hair and changed into a clean shirt. I stepped into his room, where he lay on his bed, propped up with pillows. His face was pale and his eyelids heavy; an oxygen...
I guess I am a dreamer. Why am I writing this article? I always hoped that one day I could write about skin cancer as something that took place in the past; a complete cure would have been discovered for all skin cancers. But no, melanoma and skin...
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