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  • Study Says Add Vaccines to Ob-Gyn Visit

    Study Says Add Vaccines to Ob-Gyn Visit
    Duke University researchers trying to figure out how to improve immunization rates among women concluded that incorporating them into a visit to the gynecologist is a smart idea. They set up a pilot program at three North Carolina ob-gyn offices to...
  • 10 steps to picking the perfect pediatrician

    10 steps to picking the perfect pediatrician
    Choosing a pediatrician can be tricky. But there's plenty of advice on the topic. Here's what some pediatricians and parents suggest you look for when on the doctor hunt: 1. Check a doctor's credentials and disciplinary actions at your state medical...
  • Culture may skew cancer treatment

    Culture may skew cancer treatment
    Despite a high likelihood of death, black patients are much less inclined to have surgery for early stage lung cancer than whites, often because of a communication gulf between them and their doctors, scientists at the University of North Carolina-...
  • How to Control Peanut Allergy in Children

    How to Control Peanut Allergy in Children
    A peanut allergy is terrifying: Eating even a tiny bit of peanut can spark a fatal reaction, and up until now, the only way to avoid that fate was to never eat the legumes, which lurk in thousands of processed foods. Of the 150 deaths each year from...
  • Dr. William B. Schwartz dies at 86; renowned kidney disease specialist and researcher

    Dr. William B. Schwartz, a renowned kidney disease specialist and researcher who later turned his attention to health policy and began sounding a warning in the 1980s that rising healthcare costs would force America to begin rationing medical care, has...
  • Sam Bottoms dies at 53; actor appeared in 'Apocalypse Now,' 'Last Picture Show'

    Sam Bottoms, a film and television actor who played the role of California surfer-turned-GI Lance Johnson in Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 Vietnam War epic "Apocalypse Now," has died. He was 53. Bottoms died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles of...
  • Photoshopped images: the good, the bad and the ugly

    Kim Kardashian has practically made a living off her curvaceous figure. But the E! network celeb was looking a little less shapely in Complex magazine in April, her body reduced about a dress size, her legs smoothed to near-perfection. How did readers...
  • Educator sees the value in 'value-added' approach to evaluating teachers

    Educator sees the value in 'value-added' approach to evaluating teachers
    For The Record Los Angeles Times Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 4 National Desk 1 inches; 37 words Type of Material: Correction Teacher evaluations: An article in some editions of Sunday's Section A about evaluating teacher...
  • Germ-reducing sponges may increase infection in some cases

    Germ-reducing sponges may increase infection in some cases
    Sometimes good ideas don't always work out the way we expected. New data reported this week show that implanting sponges soaked with antibiotics into surgical wounds may not reduce the incidence of infections as intended and may, in fact, actually...
  • Robert Iacono, 55; surgeon performed radical procedure on Parkinson's patients

    Dr. Robert Iacono, the troubled neurosurgeon who was one of the first practitioners of a radical form of surgery for Parkinson's disease but whose personal behavior derailed his career, has died in a plane crash. He was 55. Iacono was flying alone from...
  • Bill Werber dies at 100; Yankee teammate of Babe Ruth

    Bill Werber, who was the oldest living former major league baseball player and a teammate of Babe Ruth, has died at age 100. Werber died Thursday morning of age-related causes after moving into an assisted-care facility in Charlotte, N.C., three weeks...
  • John Hope Franklin dies at 94; scholar wrote pivotal text on blacks in U.S. history

    John Hope Franklin, a Duke University historian and scholar of life in the South and the African American experience in the United States, died Wednesday. He was 94. Duke spokesman David Jarmul said Franklin died of congestive heart failure at the...