| Jul 1, 2010
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...
| Oct 31, 2011
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...
| May 6, 2010
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...
| Sep 17, 2011
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...
| Aug 6, 2011
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...
| Jan 30, 2012
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...
| Jul 5, 2011
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...
| Jul 11, 2011
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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,...
| Jul 27, 2010
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...
| Jun 7, 2010
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...
| Jun 10, 2010
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,...
| Oct 7, 2010
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...