| May 3, 2012
| 3:58 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Celebrity break dancer "Steelo" is best known for his spins, breaks and slides on "Dancing With the Stars."
But not even a year ago, Richard "Steelo" Vazquez couldn't walk or talk.
The 32-year-old father was suffered a brain...
| May 3, 2012
| 1:08 PM
Two farms have been quarantined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as the agency continues to investigate last month's discovery of mad cow disease at a California dairy farm.
Authorities also have launched an investigation at a calf ranch where the...
| May 7, 2012
| 1:49 PM
She's singing their praises. Facing a career-threatening brain surgery, a local opera student based hope for her life's passion on the performance of local doctors -- setting the stage for success.
Sandra Marante, opera singer: "It's called "Mi Sueño",...
| May 10, 2012
| 4:21 PM
There wasn't a big match to be played on Tuesday, but a member of the UC Irvine men's volleyball team remained nervous for an important event dealing with the Anteaters.
If you were at the celebration ceremony to honor the UCI team's national...
| May 15, 2012
| 3:56 PM
It's a site that connects people around the globe. Now, Twitter is being used to give hope to a little boy on the east side of the state, who's battling cancer.
Ryan Kennedy was diagnosed with Brain Cancer when he was just 4 years old. Now, 5 years and a...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Concurrent with my duties as a weekly columnist for the Daily Pilot, I provide business development guidance to physicians and dentists.
Since 1998, this work has taken me behind the scenes at countless medical and dental offices, clinics and hospitals....
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:30 PM
When Dr. Amir Abolhoda recently performed robot-assisted lung cancer surgery at UC Irvine Medical Center — the first procedure of its kind in Orange County — it marked the latest leap in the fast-evolving field of robotics.
| Oct 24, 2012
Harley Christopher Andrews died of a brain tumor Sept. 2. He was only 23, dying before he had a chance to really begin living.
Twelve days later, his mother, Wendy Andrews Smith, opened this cheerful note from the Social Security Administration addressed...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 2:20 PM
NORFOLK — He moves more slowly and speaks more quietly than folks remember, but there's nothing wrong with C.J. Woollum's mind, or his appetite, as he wages the most difficult battle of his life.
Woollum, the longtime face of Christopher Newport...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 1:15 PM
The McKenna Claire Foundation has just taken another bold step toward fighting pediatric brain cancer, and now the words of Rex Hudler are stuck in my head again.
Hudler, the former TV color commentator for the Angels, had a homespun phrase that he would...
| May 23, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor has always loved the brain’s complex beauty. But she developed an unexpectedly deep appreciation for her own in 1996 after a blood vessel ruptured and she suffered a massive stroke. The life-changing moment destroyed...
| May 25, 2012
| 1:07 PM
Kristin Stuck decided what her pageant platform as Junior Miss Coopersville would be from her hospital bed at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.
Stuck had dreamed of being a pageant queen ever since she was little. At 11, she nabbed her first title,...