| Aug 18, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Most days, Alli Rogers is in pain.
This is the reality of the young woman’s life as she battles a rare disease — one for which there is no cure.
She has been in and out of hospitals, has had three surgeries, with the most recent requiring...
| Dec 15, 2009
If you're carrying a few extra pounds, you're not alone. But this is one case where following the crowd isn't a good idea. Carrying extra weight - especially belly fat = can be risky.
Michael Jensen, M.D., an endocrinology specialist at Mayo Clinic,...
| May 26, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids and an inflamed gallbladder. Both are to the point where I'm considering surgery. I'd like to have both surgeries done at the same time. Can these be done together?
ANSWER: The short answer to...
| Jun 1, 2010
If you have sagging skin due to extreme and rapid weight loss—for example, following gastric bypass surgery—you may want to consider body contouring surgery to help you reduce, tighten, reshape and tone the excess flab and fat.
What is Body...
| Apr 13, 2010
Summer is just around the corner, guys. And nothing looks worse than a beer gut hanging over that new Speedo.
But belly fat does more than spoil everyone's day at the beach. It's also associated with a variety of adverse health issues and can be a...
| May 11, 2010
Doing curls with dumbbells inflates those biceps. A few weeks of bench presses, and shirts start getting tight across the chest—in a good way. Squats burn, but there is payback—thighs that looked like pencils are transformed into rippling,...
| Oct 22, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Funeral services will be held Monday for state Sen. Jenny Oropeza (D-Long Beach), who died Wednesday after a lengthy illness. The services, which are open to the public, will begin at 1 p.m. in the Church of Our Fathers at......
| Aug 4, 2011
| 4:22 AM
In March, a middle-of-the-night belly ache turned into a nightmare for a young Coplay family. Jen Kresge thought her 2-year-old daughter, Ella Grace Luchansky, was having a typical childhood tummy problem when she awoke with abdominal pain that night....
| Jan 18, 2010
| 9:33 PM
Among Southland doctors and nurses aiding Haitian earthquake relief efforts today is Dr. Henri Ford. As chief of surgery at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Ford helped Dr. Demetrios Demetriades organize a team of 10 trauma specialists from the Keck...
| Mar 6, 2010
| 4:32 PM
The weight can creep up on you. One day you realize your waistline is not as trim as it once was. Youâve got a little belly going where you once were flat and firm. Or maybe itâs not so little.......
| Dec 22, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Something about the holidays compels people to write lists. Maybe that's why we've been bombarded lately with "five things" pitches that consist of five tips and tricks to get or stay healthy through the holidays--you know, de-stress, avoid the 5-pound......
| Oct 6, 2010
| 10:43 AM
Bellevue City Councilman John Chelminiak is talking for the first time about the bear attack he survived last month. He described the fight for his life in chilling detail Wednesday morning from Harborview Medical Center, where he's recovering....