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  • Arthur L. Rosenbaum dies at 69; UCLA pediatric eye surgeon

    Arthur L. Rosenbaum dies at 69; UCLA pediatric eye surgeon
    Dr. Arthur L. Rosenbaum, a prominent UCLA pediatric eye surgeon known for innovative research on eye- muscle disorders who late in life was targeted by animal-rights extremists, has died. He was 69. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: In an obituary...
  • Howard Wolpe dies at 71; Michigan congressman sponsored anti-apartheid act

    Howard Wolpe dies at 71; Michigan congressman sponsored anti-apartheid act
    Former U.S. Rep. Howard Wolpe, a Michigan Democrat who played a key role in the 1986 passage of the federal anti-apartheid act that imposed economic sanctions on South Africa, has died. He was 71. Wolpe, who had been ill with a heart condition, died...
  • Aprons: Go ahead and tie one on

    Aprons: Go ahead and tie one on
    Is there another kitchen object that carries as much baggage as the apron? A whisk and a wooden spoon are, after all, tools to get the job done. But an apron? For years, aprons were commonplace and worn with pride. But somewhere along the line the apron...
  • Drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in U.S., data show

    Propelled by an increase in prescription narcotic overdoses, drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in the United States, a Times analysis of government data has found. Drugs exceeded motor vehicle accidents as a cause of death in 2009, killing...
  • Dr. Max Harry Weil dies at 84: pioneer in critical care

    Dr. Max Harry Weil dies at 84: pioneer in critical care
    Dr. Max Harry Weil, an influential pioneer of critical-care medicine and the founding president of the Weil Institute of Critical Care Medicine in Rancho Mirage, has died. He was 84. Weil died of prostate cancer July 29 at his home in Rancho Mirage, said...
  • John Rich dies at 86; director of landmark sitcoms

    John Rich dies at 86; director of landmark sitcoms
    As a top television comedy director who won an Emmy directing "The Dick Van Dyke Show"in the early 1960s, John Rich was faced with a tough choice in 1970. On the same day he received a phone call from Mary Tyler Moore wanting to set up a meeting to...
  • Jane Scott dies at 92; longtime rock critic

    Jane Scott dies at 92; longtime rock critic
    Jane Scott was a code breaker for the Navy during World War II. She owned a wind-up Victrola. And the first song she ever loved was from the big band era: a Jimmy Rushing hit for Count Basie called "Sent for You Yesterday (And Here You Come Today)." So...
  • Robert Sklar dies at 74; historian broke new ground in study of American film

    Robert Sklar dies at 74; historian broke new ground in study of American film
    Robert Sklar, a film scholar known for bringing the insights of the social historian to understanding the history of American film, has died. He was 74. Sklar, who also was one of the original Rotisserie League fantasy baseball "owners" in the 1980s,...
  • Get to Know the Placebo Effect

    The phrase "mind-body connection" has many connotations. For some, it's shorthand for New Age quackery. For others, it's a source of hope and a way to reconcile their spiritual life with modern science. For Dr. Tor D. Wager, it's just another day at...
  • Effects of Violent Video Games

    Effects of Violent Video Games
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear a case on California's attempt to restrict sales of violent video games to minors. Both the California lawmakers who approved the law in 2005 and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges who overturned...
  • HPV Shot Aimed at Boys

    HPV Shot Aimed at Boys
    Dawn Delott is wary of new vaccines and doubts she will let her daughter get the potentially lifesaving HPV immunization — let alone her son, for whom the stakes aren't nearly as high. For parents already uneasy about vaccinating their children,...
  • Help for families with cancer in their genes

    Help for families with cancer in their genes
    DETROIT - Nancy Hearshen worries much more about her daughter's future than her own chances of getting breast or ovarian cancer. Hearshen, 67, and her daughter, Rachel, 35, who live in Farmington Hills, Mich., carry a genetic mutation that...