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When doctors diagnosed Mary Strauss with breast cancer 10 years ago, the retired bookkeeper was forced to confront a condition that for much of her life went unnamed. "Growing up, we never talked about cancer," said Strauss, 76, of La Cañada. "It was the...
The following are prepared remarks on President Barack Obama's address to Congress on health care reform: Madame Speaker, Vice President Biden, Members of Congress, and the American people: When I spoke here last winter, this nation was facing the worst...
Allie Mac Kay was live in Malibu to preview The 3rd Annual Malibu Invitational". It benefits young Point Dume Surfer Lyon Herron to beat his fight with Gardner's Syndrome. Lyon was first diagnosed with Gardner's Syndrome when he was 6 years young and...
Medical private practice in Los Angeles has some unique features. We Angelenos fear the occasional earthquake, drought and fire, along with the more frequent wrinkles, subcutaneous fat and less than perfect health. Since we can’t do much about the earth’s...
Tags: Biopsy, History, Breast Cancer, Medical Services, Radiology
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and you are empowered to reduce the risks of getting colorectal cancer, commonly called colon cancer. How? - Eat a low-fat diet. - Exercise regularly. - Maintain a healthy body weight. "Excessive...
Tags: History, Biotechnology, Tumors, Health, Rectum
Staff WriterDena Lansford, 49, would like to have a cholesterol check, a mammogram and, soon, a colonoscopy. She hasn't seen a dentist in more than a year. She worries that she might suffer a similar fate as her mother, who had a stroke at 47. But after losing...
U.S. News & World ReportIs the prospect of getting a colonoscopy less dreadful if you know you'll be knocked unconscious during the big event? The majority of patients in a small survey said yes, but some experts argue that it's the pre-procedure bowel cleansing that generally...
U.S. News & World ReportYou probably saw the recent headline: Colonoscopy may not be as effective as previously thought at preventing colorectal cancer, which killed an estimated 50,000 people last year. But whether the procedure cuts the risk of getting and dying from colon...
In the introduction to his 1995 memoir, "Dreams from My Father," U.S. Sen. Barack Obama noted that except for his family and several public figures, he had changed the names of most of the people in the book "for the sake of their privacy." More than a...
Tags: Los Angeles, California, Organized Crime, Hawaii, Politics
Special to The TimesFOR THE last few years, I have been treated for a gastrointestinal problem that is monitored by periodic colonoscopies. I'm sure that those of you who are familiar with this test well know how difficult, uncomfortable and unpleasant it is, especially...
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