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  • Life lessons from the trenches of cancer survival

    By Roberto Loiederman

    September 4, 2008 | 1:36 am

    On my neck there's a large, upside-down L-shaped scar. One leg of the L runs from my right shoulder blade upward to just below my right ear; the other leg takes a 90-degree turn, following the jaw line to my chin. The right side of my neck -- the inside of the L -- looks as if it's...
  • Cancer gives musician a new song

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    September 4, 2008 | 1:31 am

    This time, Charlie Lustman hadn't come to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for medical tests or to endure another round of chemotherapy. Despite having lost three-quarters of his jawbone, Lustman had come to celebrate, to inspire -- and to sing.

    Lustman was at the Samuel Oschin...

  • Israeli teens with Turner’s find hope and kinship in Malibu

    By Dikla Kadosh

    July 30, 2008 | 11:44 pm

    In 1992, Beverly Daley, a clinical social worker at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, took a group of adolescents with Turner syndrome to Seville, Spain. In 1998, she led a similar group trip to Lisbon, Portugal. This year Daley brought two Israeli girls with Turner's to a part of the...
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  • Ancient sources yield health and diet wisdom

    July 23, 2008 | 3:20 am

    Many diet books promise a better, thinner you in a ridiculously short amount of time, but conventional wisdom holds that many diets stop working by about 6 p.m.

    Two recent books -- "The Life-Transforming Diet" (Feldheim, 2007) and "The Jerusalem Diet" (Gefen, 2007) -- offer...

  • UCLA’s new hospital takes technology to new frontiers

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    June 26, 2008 | 11:58 am

    More than eight years and $829 million in the making, the new Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is scheduled to open its doors to patients on June 29. The 10-story, 1-million-square-foot complex -- which houses the The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Stewart and Lynda Resnick...
  • How to power through those plateaus in dieting

    By Amy Paturel

    May 22, 2008 | 11:00 am

    Diet long enough and you're bound to reach a phase where weight loss levels off and the scale is stuck on the same three digits for weeks or more. In fact, researchers from Drexel University find that dieters tend to reach plateaus at Week 3, Week 10 and after six months. But...
  • Science of hearing loss moving near speed of sound

    By Robert Ebisch

    March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    The music coming from Bob Dylan and his band at the indoor concert is awesome, but what I can hear of his vocals suggests that people backstage are strangling frogs and stepping on ducks.

    Sure, Dylan's voice is throaty and growly, but he can articulate his songs as well as anyone. I...

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