| Jan 23, 2014
Re "Smoking's global grip," Opinion, Jan. 21
Thomas J. Bollyky writes the following:
"Step by step, the government cracked down on tobacco. Warning labels were added to cigarette packages (1965), cigarette advertising was banned on television and...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 4:02 PM
In the wake of gun violence such as occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School, commissions are organized. Rarely, however, are meaningful reforms proposed.
Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Tim Murphy, R-Pa., is a...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Last week, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay more than $2.2 billion in civil and criminal fines to settle charges that the pharmaceutical marketed medications for unapproved purposes and rewarded doctors who inappropiately prescribed it to patients, risking...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 8:04 PM
It's one of the next big hurdles for the Obamacare rollout: What will happen when hundreds of thousands of low-income Californians shift from county health plans to the state's huge Medi-Cal system on Jan. 1?
Judging from a similar surge in 2011,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Source: National Eating Disorders Association
Eating disorders are real, complex and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for a patient's health, productivity and relationships - and even kill.
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords of Arizona is skydiving Wednesday, the third anniversary of a rampage that killed six people and left the legislator partially paralyzed.
Giffords, 43, was one of more than a dozen people who were wounded in...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:30 PM
Police are asking for the public’s helping finding a 20-year-old man suffering from schizophrenia who went missing 10 days ago from his Albany Park neighborhood home.
Pedro Rodriguez, who also goes by the nickname Arthur Pain, was last seen Nov. 3...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:32 PM
When Tina Kinser showed up at the Fullerton police station Saturday morning, she had a flashback to the summer of 2011.
Almost everything seemed the same. The demands for justice blaring out of bullhorns. The people in Guy Fawkes masks holding signs...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:15 PM
In an effort to placate angry (and shortsighted) Americans, President Obama announced Thursday that they could keep their substandard health insurance plans for another year so long as insurers were still willing to offer them. Never mind that these...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Here's something you don't see every day: the Los Angeles Times editorial board parting company with President Obama on Obamacare.
OK, so I'm exaggerating. The Times' board criticized several aspects of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care...
| Jan 9, 2014
Five years ago, Joseph Hale didn't care whether he lived or died. He was unemployed, hooked on drugs and deeply depressed.
Help came after Hale swallowed a bottle of pills and landed in South Shore Hospital. There, an outreach worker persuaded him to...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Sundance Channel chief Sarah Barnett opened her Television Critics Assn. session Saturday by promising the crowd more zombies -- the Gallic walking dead of "The Returned."
Sundance scored a buzzy hit last year by running the French series "The Returned,"...