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  • Read On: Time for a midsummer Q&A

    Read On: Time for a midsummer Q&A
    Maybe it’s the heat. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s mid-July and I have yet to enter a swimming pool this summer. Maybe it’s just that life leaves me filled with confusion.
  • Op-Ed: Government must step in for vaccinations

    When I was in medical school 20 years ago, a professor spent just five minutes talking about measles. After a brief description he simply said "you'll likely never see this in your career, thanks to immunizations." Childhood vaccines wiped out so many...

    Treatment underway of 'superbug' case reported at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital

    Treatment underway of 'superbug' case reported at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital
    While treatment of the single case of the "superbug" reported last week at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital continues, county health department officials said one case is not cause for alarm.    On March 17, USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital Interim CEO Paul Craig...

    Survivor's parents organize charity bike ride for Children's Hospital neurosurgery

    Survivor's parents organize charity bike ride for Children's Hospital neurosurgery
    La Caņada resident Taylor Winter was just 12 when she was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease, a condition caused by a tumor on the pituitary gland that affects everything from organ function and sleep to hormone levels and body growth. Although she&...

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Measles outbreak is a sign of selfishness

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Measles outbreak is a sign of selfishness
    What began as a curious story of a small measles outbreak in, of all places, the so-called Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland, has stretched to nearly 100 cases across eight states and into Mexico. With all the health problems that can befall people,...