| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Five years ago Sunday a 16-year-old Ohio girl climbed aboard a Greyhound bus and ran away to the home of an Orlando pastor and his wife, saying her Muslim father had threatened to kill her because she had become an evangelical Christian.
In the months...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Last year Martha Montalvo-Ariri underwent a routine hysterectomy to help treat painful uterine fibroids. During surgery, her doctor used a morcellator, a device that cuts the tissue into pieces so it can be removed through small incisions.
| Jun 15, 2014
For more than 20 years, the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program at the Carroll County Health Department has offered free mammograms and gynecological exams to income eligible women. The Cigarette Restitution Fund Program at the health department has...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A new report identifies a group of Americans that is expected to grow by 30% over the next decade: cancer survivors.
As of Jan. 1, there were nearly 14.5 million people alive in the United States who had been diagnosed with some type of cancer. By 2024,...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:50 AM
President Obama sat down here this week with the American director of the Asian Development Bank to review the work product of a contractor who had delivered business financing and leadership training to poor women in Southeast Asia.
The papers showed...
| May 1, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Never underestimate the power of caring readers.
Two weeks ago, staff writer Soumya Karlamangla introduced Los Angeles Times readers to Barbara Garnaus, a Laguna Woods resident who bought health insurance under Obamacare but who is struggling to...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 6:26 PM
For nearly two decades, Barbara Garnaus maintained a modest, delicate life balance: keeping her part-time Orange County school district job and juggling her bills and credit card debt.
Now 63, living alone, she counts every dollar, has no cellphone...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Polls have consistently shown that even though the public opposes Obamacare, people like some of its most significant provisions. That's particularly true of the requirement that insurers ignore preexisting conditions when signing up customers for...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 8:04 AM
A word of caution: If you are a woman of child-bearing age, Catholic hospitals may be hazardous to your health.
Because Catholic-affiliated hospitals, which now account for one of every nine acute-care hospital beds in the country, aren&...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Katherine Warrick was 31 when she was blindsided by an aggressive form of breast cancer. Like many young adults, she simply had no time for it: She was a newlywed, finishing her first year of graduate school and working full time as a social worker....
| Sep 15, 2013
Peotone's Maggie Yunker had been taking birth control pills for a year when her doctor suggested switching to a brand that also could clear up acne and ease some aggravating symptoms related to her period.
Yunker was sold. But a year later, the 20-year-...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 1:47 PM
As 2013 winds to a close, we thought we'd take one more look back at the year's literary highlights. We asked Printers Row Journal contributors to write about a book they read this year that will linger in their minds well into 2014. Here's what they...