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  • How is pulmonary fibrosis treated?

    Q: I was recently diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. What kind of treatment is available? Can anything be done to keep it from worsening? What is the life expectancy? A: Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition in which there is significant or widespread...
  • What causes the heart to grow in an adult?

    Q: I'm 72, and my doctor has told me my heart is growing. He says there's no cure. Do you know of anything to reverse or slow down the growing heart? A: Each of the heart's four chambers is a blood-filled space surrounded by a wall of heart muscle. These...
  • Even couch potatoes can stay fit with these simple exercises

    Can't muster the motivation to get up off the couch and exercise? Try "couchersizing" -- staying on or near your couch and exercising during commercial breaks. "A growing body of literature connects the amount of time you spend sitting to illness and...
  • Mammogram screenings don't reduce cancer death rates, study finds

    Mammogram screenings don't reduce cancer death rates, study finds
    Yearly mammography screenings for women ages 40 to 59 do not reduce breast cancer deaths, even though they make a diagnosis of illness more likely, according to a long-term study of nearly 90,000 Canadian women. The research, published Tuesday in the...
  • Drugs combined with lifestyle changes best way to lower blood pressure

    Q: My last two blood pressure readings were over 150/95. My doctor plans to recheck them in two weeks, but she thinks I will likely need to go on medicine to lower my blood pressure. How does a doctor choose what drug to start? A: In general, high...
  • Does a lung nodule mean cancer?

    Q: If a 40-year-old former smoker has been told she has pulmonary (lung) nodules, does this mean lung cancer? A: The term nodule is usually used to describe a small rounded growth or lump. This can appear anywhere on or in the body. Or it may be found on...
  • Message in a bottle found 54 years later in Arctic

    Message in a bottle found 54 years later in Arctic
    A message in a bottle, buried 54 years ago under a rock cairn in a remote Arctic valley on Canada’s northernmost island, could well be the last written words from a promising young glaciologist and explorer from Pasadena. The words from Paul T....
  • Not everyone with thinning bones will develop osteoporosis

    Q: My doctor just told me I have thin bones. She calls the problem "osteopenia." Does this mean I'll definitely develop osteoporosis? A: Osteopenia means "too little bone." Osteoporosis, on the other hand, is an advanced form of osteopenia in which the...
  • Chris Burden to create large-scale installation for Rose Art Museum

    Chris Burden to create large-scale installation for Rose Art Museum
    Chris Burden, the artist whose "Urban Light" outdoor installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has become a symbol of the city and who is the subject of a retrospective at the New Museum in New York, will be creating a large-scale work for...
  • Keep buffer zones at abortion clinics?

    Keep buffer zones at abortion clinics?
    The Supreme Court is expected to strike down a Massachusetts law that establishes 35-foot buffer zones around Planned Parenthood clinic entrances in Boston, Springfield and Worcester. The zones keep patients far from anti-abortion activists trying to...
  • Whitey Bulger likened to Satan by victim's son at sentencing hearing

    BOSTON – With a cultivated air of indifference, convicted mobster James “Whitey” Bulger sat in a Boston courtroom Wednesday listening to his victims take the stand and condemn his involvement in a string of murders during a reign of...
  • LATEST LINE

    --------------------------------------- --------------------------------------- By J. McCarthy --------------------------------------- Colorado is only 31-64 its last 95 games as an underdog. The Rockies are 6-21 their last 27 interleague games vs. a...