| Jan 1, 2012
| 5:12 PM
For the many Americans genetically programmed to add pounds, the effort to lose weight can seem doomed from the get-go. Mix in other factors no one can change — age, race, birth order — and the struggle becomes even tougher.
| Jan 2, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Despite popular belief, a surge of laziness and gluttony is not what's making Americans fat, says science writer and fat researcher Gary Taubes, author of "Why We Get Fat."
In looking at the past 30 years, during which time obesity rates have soared,...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:08 PM
A year ago, my editor at this paper was nice enough to let me write about the five-year anniversary of one of my four sons being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
Writing about a devastating diagnosis was cathartic, and now I have a positive update....
| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:28 PM
When Amanda Tapping saw the final mix for the Season 4 finale of "Sanctuary," she cried.
"I wept and then I punched Damian [Kindler] in the arm and said, 'Why did you do that?'" Tapping told me Tuesday during a phone chat from Vancouver.
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:07 PM
Naomi Smith, a four-year-old Glendale resident with leukemia, was granted a wish to visit three Florida theme parks by the Kids Wish Network, a national children’s charity.
Naomi was two when she experienced cold-like symptoms that wouldn’t...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 10:43 AM
January’s just around the corner, so of course we’re talking weight loss. And for those of you looking for something that’s effortless but can give you noticeable results, there are three relatively new diet systems on the market that...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 6:44 AM
Birdwatchers this morning spotted the body of a man washed up on the rocks of a South Side harbor, Chicago police said.
They called police shortly before 7:15 a.m. The body was in La Rabida Harbor, 6500 South Promontory Drive, said Police Officer John...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 8:00 AM
The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation started out with a Mom trying to bribe her 7-year old son to get to his cancer treatments. She realized if she brought a small toy as a reward, at least he had something to look forward to at the end of...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 3:39 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Actor Nick Cannon, husband to singer Mariah Carey, is back home after being released from a Los Angeles hospital.
Doctors treated Cannon, 31, for mild kidney failure.
He is now resting and recovering at home, according to a...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 8:49 AM
A bruise, quite simply, is the booby prize that comes with life's lumps and bumps.
It's what you see when blood leaks out of blood vessels into tissues of skin, mucous membranes or other organs, including muscle and bone. Most of the time, it's nothing...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 8:38 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found at a hotel near MacArthur Park.
Police were called to the Olympic Hotel at 725 S. Westlake Boulevard at around 12:30 a.m. Monday.
A woman's body was...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 11:33 AM
Governor Sam Brownback and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment have proclaimed January "Kansas Radon Action Month" to help educate Kansans about the dangers of radon exposure and encourage actions to identify and to address radon problems in...