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  • U.S. sees first case of bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotic

    May 27, 2016 | 10:46 am

    U.S. health officials on Thursday reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to a last-resort antibiotic, and expressed grave concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads.

    "We risk being in a...

  • Local Zika outbreaks in United States ‘likely’ according to U.S. official

    April 19, 2016 | 9:54 am

    The United States is likely to see outbreaks of the Zika virus, with perhaps dozens or scores of people affected, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Sunday.

    The United States has seen more than 350 cases of...

  • ‘The Age of Aging’: New discoveries in longevity science

    By Gerri Miller

    November 18, 2015 | 11:40 am

    Only a fortunate few live to be 100 in good health, but researchers hope to increase that number, thanks to scientific advances in understanding why we age and how to slow the process.  

    This developing knowledge is the subject of “The Age of Aging,” the fourth episode of the...

  • If you care about California, then you should care about Salinas

    July 27, 2015 | 2:09 pm

    Do you worry about the future of California?

    Then you should worry about Salinas. Because if this Monterey County town of 155,000 can’t build itself a brighter future, it’s hard to imagine other struggling places doing the same. 

    “Rich in Land. Rich in Values. Ripe With...

  • California Senate votes to end beliefs waiver for school vaccinations

    May 15, 2015 | 9:34 am

    California parents who do not vaccinate their children would have to home-school them under a bill passed Thursday by the state Senate, the latest move in a battle between public health officials and "anti-vaxxers" who fear vaccines are dangerous.

    The bill, which eliminates the...

  • Should we know where the unvaccinated live?

    February 11, 2015 | 11:57 am

    Shouldn’t we know where they live?

    California’s measles outbreak has touched off a debate about how to reduce the number of parents who choose—in defiance of all credible public health information—not to vaccinate their children. So far, the debate has focused on tightening...

  • Local diabetes fighter goes global with Discovery Health Channel documentary

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Dr. Francine Kaufman has seen the incidence of diabetes skyrocket in the last 30 years. The pediatric endocrinologist is director of the Comprehensive Childhood Diabetes Center at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, and she says the disease's local increase is part of a worldwide...
  • Affluent Teens: Do polished exteriors hide impoverished interiors?

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pm


    The mere thought of it strikes fear in the heart of many a parent. A tumultuous time of intellectual, physical and moral growth, adolescence can be wondrous, exciting ... and terrifying. Teens and their parents find themselves negotiating every rule -- "Sara's mother...