Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 2:52am
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 5:00am
People who live in the country's industrial zones and experience its pollution already feel the effects of what a hotter planet will bring as carbon levels climb and air quality steadily worsens, resulting in higher rates of asthma, allergies, respiratory ills and even heart disease.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 6:00am
In writing on early-childhood issues for this blog, I’ve touched upon a recurring theme that disparities – health, academic, or economic – often have roots early in a child’s life. So a recent study claiming that an eight-week “intervention” lowers the academic achievement gap, piqued my curiosity.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 5:00am
Within the first few minutes after my diagnosis as a diabetic, the one thing that became blazingly clear to me was that I had to change my diet. Easily said, not always so easily done.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 5:00am
I adore a good love story, so it's no surprise I enjoyed listening to Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez talk about the genesis of his friendship with a homeless musician. The biggest thing I learned, though, is how fragile we all are as humans.
Monday, August 5, 2013 - 10:32am
Monday, August 5, 2013 - 5:00am
If the doctor wasn't careful, she explained, she could tear up the inside of my nose with the swab designed used to test for one of the diseases that might be causing my violent coughs. Almost a month later, I still don't know the source of the cough.
Friday, August 2, 2013 - 5:00am
While away on a business trip, I woke up at least every 15 minutes in the hotel room coughing so forcefully that I was having convulsions. My body was drenched in sweat, and my mind started racing toward all the possibilities. Tuberculosis? Hantavirus? Valley fever?
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 5:00am
What got me interested in San Lucas was contaminated drinking water there, but my reporting revealed deeper issues like the ability of local government to function, how to do business in a town without water, and tense dynamics between government and the private sector.
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 3:00am
This week, a non-profit is looking for an experienced editor for its award-winning bimonthly journal. Also, take a look at the newest listings for health reporters and editors, as well as intern and fellowship opportunities.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 5:00am
Subtle changes in the climate -- warmer winters, wetter and earlier springs, and greener environments because of more rainfall -- contribute to increasing pest populations. Sometimes deadly pathogens hosted by these vectors are now moving to warming regions, too.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 5:00am
Hollywood stars, like Glee’s Cory Monteith, aren’t the only Americans struggling with addiction that kills. Monteith, who died of a heroin and alcohol overdose earlier this month, exemplifies the public health tragedy that is opioid overdose deaths in America.
Monday, July 29, 2013 - 5:00am
According to Medical Board of California records, a doctor under investigation for other professional infractions, ultimately got in trouble for prescribing his wife with addictive drugs. Still they seemed to give him a partial pass.
Friday, July 26, 2013 - 4:02pm
Why family members and schools should be paying attention to indicators of mental health problems in teenagers and their potential links to violent behavior.
Friday, July 26, 2013 - 5:00am
After the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency sanctioned a doctor for his role in a pill mill, the Medical Board of California did nothing. This begs the same question: What does it take to get the Board's attention?