| Feb 8, 2012
| 10:46 PM
SAN DIEGO - The chairman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors outlined the state of the county in an annual address Wednesday night.
Before a crowd of about 350 people, Supervisor Ron Roberts talked about a list of key issues including fighting...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 11:57 AM
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today launched its 2012 public service announcement (PSA) campaign. "With these ads, we highlight how parents can protect their kids' growing bones, muscles and joints and also remind adults of the...
| Mar 22, 2010
Danielle Gayden of Oakland, Calif., had to stick her face in front of a fan for almost an hour to cool down. Second to her intolerance for heat was the anxiety, which caused her heart to beat 200 times a minute and sent her to the emergency room a dozen...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Is the tomato sauce on pizza a vegetable? Apparently in school lunches, the scant few tablespoons of sauce smeared on dough and sprinkled with cheese actually counts as a vegetable and Congress want to keep it that way. As my son would say “...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 4:22 PM
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Food & Drug Administration recently stepped up efforts to prevent businesses from selling weight loss products with a hormone made in human placentas. The products are labled "homeopathic," according to a news...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 4:34 PM
By Susan J. WhiteNorthShore University HealthSystem More than half of the adult population in the United States is overweight and an estimated one-third of American …...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 10:20 PM
Like most big companies, Irvine pharmaceutical giant Allergan Inc. likes to project the image of an upstanding corporate citizen. Indeed, it devotes several pages of its website to its purported good works.
Yet it's still proper to ask: When will...
| Dec 14, 2011
The Food and Drug Administration has accused the 1-800-GET-THIN marketing company of using misleading advertising in its promotion of Lap-Band weight-loss surgery, saying the billboard, radio and television ads underplay serious risks to patients.
| Jan 23, 2011
This year is shaping up as a gratifying one for Allergan, the big Irvine company known for Botox and breast implants.
The leading manufacturer of gastric bands, which are surgically implanted around the stomach to suppress the appetite of extremely...
| Feb 22, 2011
In 1960, a young inspector for the Food and Drug Administration faced down a powerful drug company by rejecting its application to sell a morning-sickness drug in the United States.
The company, Richardson-Merrell, griped about her repeated demands for...
| Dec 16, 2009
Many of the leading threats to women's health can be prevented - if you know the facts and measures to take to prevent illnesses.
Take a look at this top 10 list of women's health threats compiled from statistics provided by the Centers for Disease...