| Sep 14, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Fred Katz, a musician, composer and educator who helped introduce the cello to jazz, died Sept. 7 in Santa Monica from complications of kidney failure and liver cancer. He was 94.
His death was confirmed by his son, Hyman Katz.
A child prodigy on...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Aurora Lobrow is captain of Clermont East Ridge's girls bowling team, plays lacrosse in the spring and takes six advanced-placement classes.
When the senior is not at school, then she becomes really busy.
Her 26-year-old stepbrother, Chad Sees, is...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Nobel prizes in science often go to researchers of an advanced age — many are retired by the time the call comes from Oslo saying they've won.
Fred Kavli, a Norwegian immigrant who got rich from a business he founded in Van Nuys making...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:34 PM
It's October, and you don't need me to tell you the annual Pepto-Bismoling of nearly everything in sight is in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The grand opening this week of the latest Wawa in town? Pink down to the aprons worn by cops and...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:44 AM
That C.J. Wilson surpassed the 200-inning mark for the fourth consecutive season on Sunday is as much a testament to Dr. Lewis Yocum, the longtime Angels physician who died of liver cancer at age 65 in May, as it is to the left-handed pitcher's...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Together, hepatitis B and C represent one of the major threats to global health. Hepatitis B and C are both 'silent' viruses, and because many people feel no symptoms, you could be infected for years without knowing it....
| Oct 26, 2013
| 10:21 PM
Sioux Falls: Memorial services for Larry Keith Pharis, 74, Sioux Falls and formerly Aberdeen, are 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at First United Methodist Church, with Pastor Eldon Reich officiating.
Inurnment at Groton Union Cemetery, Groton....
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
A medical procedure that treats bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract has an unexpected - and, for some patients, quite welcome - side effect: It makes them lose weight. That procedure, called left gastric artery embolization, may just be the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:45 PM
For most of the past 41 years, Herman Wallace was allowed to leave his 6-by-9-foot Louisiana prison cell for only an hour a day a few times a week. He foresaw no end to the hours and days of his solitary confinement.
Convicted in the fatal 1972 stabbing...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Harvard Health Blog
Wiser use of prescription medications by everyone--doctors and their patients--could save the U.S. health care system more than $200 billion a year. That's the conclusion of a new report, "Avoidable Costs in U.S. Healthcare," from the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Peter Wintonick, co-director of the acclaimed 1992 feature documentary "Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media" and a producer, director, writer and editor on feature dramas, theatrical documentaries, educational films, television programs...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 11:44 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - U.S. food companies have "undue influence" in vouching for the safety of common additives such as salt, trans fats and artificial sweeteners, according to an analysis released on Wednesday that calls for better oversight of the...