| Oct 9, 2012
| 11:15 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved repealing the ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in a second vote on the matter.
The repeal ordinance passed last Tuesday by an 11-2 vote, but since it wasn't unanimous, a second...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 10:30 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- The use of medical imaging tests such as CT scans and MRIs has increased in recent years, leading to concerns about the risks of exposure to radiation.
The number of CT scans ordered per 1,000 patients nearly tripled between 1996...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 10:42 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Since the very early days of surgery, one thing has never changed: you have to cut through the skin to fix what's inside.
That may be about to change. Changhuei Yang, professor at California Institute of Technology, and his students...
| May 3, 2012
| 12:41 PM
Healthcare in the United States is the most expensive in the world, but it's not the best, according to new research.
For each person, the U.S. spent $7,690 on medical care in 2009, according to data from the Commonwealth Fund research group. That was...
| May 19, 2012
| 4:13 PM
"If you get uncomfortable just squeeze this." The gal in the MRI lab handed me some black bulb thing that looked like it belonged on the front of my granddaughter's Schwinn.
I grabbed for it like it was the last black bulb thing on earth. My grasp on...
| May 21, 2012
Are you suffering from a case of bragger brain? A recent study says talking yourself up may give you a cerebral kind of satisfaction you just can’t resist.
We all know big braggers.
“I think people brag about their children quite a bit,&...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 5:05 PM
For many, it's somewhat of a silent epidemic that is turning into a loud problem.
High school athletes are suffering brain injuries at alarming rates, and the research is staggering.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 9:57 PM
A Seattle woman has settled with Group Health Cooperative for $2.5 million after she said she was the recipient of "poor medical care" that led to permanent, partial paralysis in her lower extremities and other issues.
Her attorney, Jeffrey Campiche,...
| May 29, 2012
| 3:36 PM
I love what Chris Sale did to Tampa Bay on Monday. I have no idea how the White Sox let him do it.
The young, left-handed starter torched a first-place Rays team for 15 strikeouts, one short of the team record and the most in that silly building that...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 11:16 AM
PinnacleHealth opened a new lab in the Belvedere Professional Center, 850 Walnut Bottom Road, Suite 104, in Carlisle. This new lab location is for people who need routine blood draws and preadmission testing. Lab services are open to the entire...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 8:46 PM
It's not fair that anyone, let alone a child, gets diagnosed with cancer. But, Sunday at the Inaugural Pediatric Cancer Survivor's Day at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, it was a day to celebrate hundreds of children, who survived that terrible fate....
| 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....