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  • Don’t Forget Women’s Stroke Risk

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    May 19, 2014 | 6:50 pm

    Cardiovascular disease still remains the number one cause of death in women.  Heart attacks account for 24% and strokes 7% of all deaths.  Among minority women, these numbers are even higher.  The challenge remains that doctors traditionally have not identified women at high risk...

  • The Israeli Embassy’s ‘sort of terrifying’ — and pro-partition? — map

    August 28, 2013 | 11:15 am

    Those of us with friends who post too much about the Middle East on Facebook have doubtless seen — or at least scrolled past — a confusing chart created by Egyptian blogger The Big Pharaoh, which attempts to depict the region’s conflicts and alliances.

    For example,  Israel...

  • Revisiting the Mask of Purim

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    March 7, 2012 | 9:53 am

    Last Purim, this was my first post for the Jewish Journal, I had no idea what would come next! I am happy to say it has been a year full of writing success! Our YouTube Channel just went over 10,000 views! We have hosted many travel events with over 100 people in attendance! Thank...

  • Ross: Iran nukes pose danger of nuclear war

    December 13, 2011 | 4:55 pm

    The greatest danger posed by a nuclear Iran would be the increased likelihood of a Middle East nuclear war, Dennis Ross said.

    “If Iran has nuclear weapons, the potential for nuclear war in the Middle East goes up dramatically,” Ross, whojust retired as the White House’s top Iran...

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  • Cellphone Users Have a Higher Risk of Getting Annoyed at the World Health Organization

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    June 3, 2011 | 9:57 am

    This week all the buzz is about cellphones and brain tumors. Who would possibly link cellphones and brain tumors? The World Health Organization, that’s WHO.

    This week, an agency in WHO announced that it was declaring cellphone use to be “possibly carcinogenic”, adding it to a...

  • We felt so safe there

    By Marty Kaplan

    November 20, 2008 | 1:40 am

    Maybe it's just me, but it feels like mortality is in the air.

    "We had a view, trees, a yard and neighbors," retired school bus driver Linda Pogacnik, 63, told a Los Angeles Times reporter about her Sylmar home, crying uncontrollably. "We felt so safe there. It was a perfect place...

  • Holiday Warning: Beware of trans fats in baked goods

    By Lilly Fowler

    September 18, 2008 | 2:11 am

    High Holy Day revelers beware: Trans fat, created through the partial hydrogenation of vegetable oils and known to be linked to heart disease, continues to be common among many popular bakery goods, as California's ban has yet to take effect. In August, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger...

  • Smith Barney doesn’t manage this portfolio. My heart does.

    By Dara Lehon

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A conservative, long-term investor, I'll still admit to my sometimes ridiculous attraction to the highs and lows of risk. Question is: How much can I -- or anyone -- really handle?
     
    At 22, I'd fearlessly seek the beta -- or risk factor -- in anticipation of the alpha -- or excess...
  • My Brilliant Masterpiece

    By J. Keith van Straaten

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    All the Casanovas open with some killer line.

    I stick my foot into my mouth every single time.

    If I were a great artist, I would use my expertise,

    Turn this foolish scene into my brilliant masterpiece. -- Don Conoscenti

    That's the chorus of a song by a singer-songwriter I stumbled...

  • Bills Seek to End Israel Travel Penalty

    By Idan Ivri

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    It happens over and over again: A planned trip to Israel induces gasps of worry from friends who have never visited the country. Every suicide bombing or mortar attack on television reinforces the vision of Israel as a vast raging war zone.

    Some travelers appreciate the concern;...

  • Where Have All the ‘Safe’ Drugs Gone?

    By Dr. Marc Siegel

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    In the fall, my Vioxx patients fled to Celebrex. The other day they fled to Aleve. Now they don't know what to do.

    Now that it was discovered that patients taking naproxen (Aleve) for three years had a 50 percent increased risk of heart disease, my patients want to know if any...

  • Heart and Soul

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It's 7:30 on a Friday morning, and 15 participants in the Westside Family YMCA gym are busy moving their bodies to the rhythm of Duke Ellington's "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing." Ranging in age from 58 to 86, the majority are enrolled in the YMCArdiac Therapy...

  • Grand Denial

    By Jonathan Kellerman

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    During the lamest duck days of his presidency, Bill Clinton hustled to cobble together a series of under-the-wire executive orders and pardons, but he was unable to secure The Grand Prize: a comprehensive peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

    Though he...

  • Making the Cut

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    March 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Circumcision was Page One news in the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday after a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics did all but call the ritual cutting medically meaningless. You didn't have to be a man to feel the cut.

    "Circumcision is not essential to a child's well-being at...

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