| Jul 6, 2010
The messages are all over the supermarket aisles:
"Made with whole grain goodness," screams a bag of Tostitos tortilla chips.
"With whole grain guaranteed," says a box of Chocolate Cheerios.
"One serving of whole grain," declares a package of frosted...
| Sep 3, 2010
With Labor Day only a few days away, many families will be traveling this weekend. Some are heading to the mountains, or maybe camping and hiking in a national park. Others may be headed for adventures in South America or even Asia and encounter higher...
| Apr 8, 2009
Cruelty, racism, poverty, lies, perversity and oversexed self-delusion: Could this be the stuff of the most lyrical love letter ever addressed to the City of Angels?
Yes, and it is "Ask the Dust," the 1939 novel by the late John Fante, who was born 100...
| Apr 12, 2009
Playwright Octavio Solis has become an overnight sensation, and it took only 25 years. Long respected in theater and Latino arts circles, the writer is having breakthrough success with his play "Lydia."
Set in El Paso in the 1970s, "Lydia" portrays the...
| Feb 18, 2008
U.S. consumers have been abandoning echinacea in recent years. Sales of products derived from the herb fell more than 16% in 2006, according to the Nutrition Business Journal. But the science suggests that echinacea -- in the right form -- may be one of...
| Jan 7, 2010
When Dr. Sadaf Farooqi and colleagues discovered a genetic abnormality that caused severe obesity in a handful of children, she had no cure. Yet the scientist transformed four families' lives.
The British parents had been living in fear of losing their...
| Jan 4, 2010
Your shower head may be full of bacteria, and this may be harmful to you, according to a study published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
We're not talking about anything as mundane as slipping and falling in a wet,...
| Jun 18, 2010
When a woman stops making estrogen, her body notices. Hot flashes, night sweats, moodiness, foggy thinking — all can be part of the menopausal package.
At first blush, the solution seems obvious: Take extra hormones, and the symptoms of menopause...
| Dec 19, 2008
Paul Weyrich, the blunt-tongued cultural warrior who helped to engineer the union between the Republican Party and the Christian Right, coined the phrase "moral majority" and was a driving force behind some of the conservative movement's leading...
| Nov 12, 2008
Joe Hyams, a former Hollywood columnist and bestselling author of books ranging from biographies of Humphrey Bogart and James Dean to a popular tome on Eastern philosophy, has died. He was 85.
Hyams, a longtime Los Angeles resident who moved to Penrose,...
| Feb 6, 2010
Dr. Thomas L. Petty, the Colorado lung specialist who pioneered the use of continuous oxygen therapy for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other lung disorders, died at his home in Denver on Dec. 12 from pulmonary hypertension. He...
| Dec 10, 2007
| 8:37 PM
The gunshots were so loud that Jeanne Assam thought the shooter already was in the building.
A former police officer, Assam, 42, was on security duty Sunday morning at New Life Church here. Hours earlier, a 24-year-old who had been rejected from a...