| Apr 3, 2012
| 4:39 PM
"Smash" recap: Just when we thought "Smash" couldn't get any sillier, the most recent episode comes along to blow to smithereens any sense of nuance or mystique the show had left....
| Mar 28, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Friday on "Real Time," Bill Maher offered a parody of Dos Equis ads in which he named Mitt Romney "The Least Interesting Man in the World." He once said corporations were people, because compared to him they are. When ambien......
| Feb 10, 2012
| 10:11 AM
"Hugo" producer Graham King is enjoying his Oscar ride. But he says the movie's box-office woes have forced him to change his business model. As he puts it: "No more living on the edge."...
| Jun 26, 2010
Q. Your column saved my life (or at least made it worth living again). I have been in lisinopril hell for more than three months.
My insurance company switched me from Micardis, a blood pressure medicine that had no side effects, to lisinopril. They gave...
| Nov 19, 2010
It was overnight on Thanksgiving 2009 when the world's greatest golfer crashed his SUV into a tree. World-wide infamy followed.
The Tiger Woods scandal included more than one-dozen alleged mistresses. The first one, Rachel Uchitel, has been reported as...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 11:40 AM
Q: I read with interest your column regarding Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS). My brother was diagnosed with gout and given allopurinol. Within two weeks, he had a horrific reaction and was hospitalized in a burn unit.
He developed toxic epidermal...
| Nov 16, 2011
We are a nation plagued by sleeplessness. According to the National Institutes of Health, 50 million to 70 million Americans are affected by chronic sleep disorders and intermittent sleep problems that can negatively affect health, alertness and safety....
| Jan 7, 2012
| 6:41 PM
An Irvine-based doctor has lost his medical license for over-prescribing medication to a depressed patient a month before the patient died of an overdose.
Dariush Javanshir's license was revoked for prescribing 330 tablets of anti-anxiety medication...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 11:44 AM
If you’ve popped the occasional sleeping pill to help you get a good night’s rest, you’re not alone.
About 10 percent of Americans say they’ve taken pills like Ambien before. But a new study links the use of those drugs to...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 5:13 PM
A new study suggests that the 6% to 10% of Americans who use prescription sleep medications such as zolpidem (Ambien), temazepam (Restoril), eszopiclone (Lunesta) and zaleplon (Sonata) are more likely to develop cancer, and far more likely to die...
| Apr 5, 2010
| 12:43 PM
The Tiger Woods press conference today at the Masters golf tournament 2010 addressed everything from his battles with addiction, his rehab and the game of golf itself.
Here is the complete transcript of Tiger Woods press conference at Augusta National:...
| Apr 5, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Some of the key points fr0m Tiger Woods' 36-minute Q-and-A, his first open-format press conference since last Thanksgiving: * Not only was Woods dealing with reconstructive knee surgery two summers ago, but he disclosed for the first time that he tore his...