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Michigan State president faces ouster amid Nassar fallout

By COREY WILLIAMS and DAVID EGGERT DETROIT — Michigan State University’s Board of Trustees will seek to oust interim President John Engler if he does not resign amid criticism of comments he made about victims of imprisoned ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar, trustees said Wednesday. Brian Mosallam told The Associated Press that “the votes are there” to force Engler out at a special board meeting scheduled Thursday at the school in East Lansing. Chairwoman Dianne Byrum stopped short of confirming tha...
Tags: Health, News, Media, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Michigan, Detroit, Rick Snyder, The Associated Press, David Eggert, Michigan State, MSU, Forsyth, Bill Schuette

Deadline to enroll for health care coverage in California is Jan. 15

The deadline to enroll for health care coverage through Covered California is Jan. 15 and its executive director, Peter V. Lee, will be riding a bus through Southern California starting Saturday, Jan. 12, to spread awareness about the importance of getting health insurance. Lee said the number of people buying insurance through Covered California has dropped, with enrollment down about 10 percent from last year, largely because Congress did away with the individual mandate requiring everyone to ...
Tags: Health, News, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Newcastle, Covered California, Orange, Riverside County, MMA, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Bernardino

Ginsburg misses Supreme Court arguments for 1st time as she recuperates from cancer surgery

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON  —  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing arguments for the first time in more than 25 years as she recuperates from cancer surgery last month, the Supreme Court said. Ginsburg was not on the bench as the court met Monday to hear arguments. It was not clear when she would return to the court, which will hear more cases on Tuesday and Wednesday, and again next week. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said the 85-year-old justice is continuing to recuperate and work from ho...
Tags: Health, New York, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, Court, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Mark Sherman

How California’s right-to-die law survived 2018

California’s End of Life Option Act, which gives terminally ill individuals the choice to legally end their lives by using physician-prescribed lethal drugs, survived a significant scare in 2018 after a Riverside County judge in May struck down the law. The judge’s move invalidated the law for a period of time causing confusion among doctors, assisted living centers and terminally-ill patients who were left wondering if they would be able to procure new prescriptions or use the drugs they obtain...
Tags: Health, News, California, Oregon, Sport, Soccer, District Of Columbia, Orange County, Riverside County, UC Irvine, Fourth District Court of Appeal, Maynard, Nguyen, Medi Cal, Brittany Maynard, California Department of Public Health

Born on drugs: The goal is to keep kids with parents. Sometimes, that’s dead wrong

Second of four parts. Read Part 1 Cheyenne Easter turned up on the riverbed under the 22 freeway in the winter of 2016, shortly after her latest DUI. Jeremy Jones was already living there, in a tent, with a pit bull named Haley. He thought Easter was beautiful. Jones’ drug of choice was vodka. Easter’s was meth, which she used to stay awake in the wee hours; a homeless woman’s strategy to fend off rapists. There were lots of people camping under the 22 that first night, all abuzz over the new gi...
Tags: Health, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Leo, Johnson, Disneyland, Riverside County, Easter, Briggs, Jones, Charlotte, Casa, Mickey Mouse, Moreno Valley

California’s First 5 programs evolve as smoking declines and tobacco taxes go away

An otherwise welcome advance in public health — the widespread reduction in smoking —  is having the perverse effect of driving down tobacco tax revenue that, for a generation, has supported some California programs aimed at early childhood education and health. Still, proponents of the programs financed by tobacco taxes are finding new ways to support California’s youngest residents. Proposition 10, which took effect Jan. 1, 1999, placed a 50 cent tax on tobacco products and created state and c...
Tags: Health, Politics, Children, California, Washington, La, Russia, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Graham, Local News, Riverside County, Yellow Pages

Born on drugs: Predictions about crack babies didn’t come true, offering hope for opioid era

To the courts, she was just a case number. It was impersonal because, at the time, she was one in a long line of “crack babies,” which is what newborns like her were called in 1996. Today, she has a name; Nancy Elizabeth Palmer. And even though she came into the world with little chance of surviving her birth mother’s addiction to crack (along with methamphetamine and opioids and anything she could get her hands on), Palmer is more than OK. These days, the condition is known as “neonatal abstine...
Tags: Health, News, California, Sport, Soccer, United States, Tennessee, Palmer, Courts, Orange County, Public Safety, Nancy, Matthew, Amelia, Melissa, Andrew

Medical checks ordered after 2nd child immigrant dies

By NOMAAN MERCHANT HOUSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection have ordered medical checks on every child in its custody after an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of an immigrant child in the agency’s care this month. The death came during an ongoing dispute over border security and with a partial government shutdown underway over President Donald Trump’s request for border wall funding . The boy, identified by Guatemalan authorities as Felipe Gómez Alonzo, had been ...
Tags: Health, News, Congress, White House, Immigration, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Dhs, Soccer, Mexico City, Associated Press, CBP, Houston, Guatemala, Donald Trump

Southern California’s Newcastle disease toll on chickens rises to 60,000, including commercial flock

After appearing to have taken the upper hand on the bird-killing Newcastle disease outbreak in Southern California, officials this month announced a commercial chicken flock in Riverside County had been infected and that mandatory euthanasia operations has expanded to include Riverside County’s greater Perris area. Since the outbreak of the virus in mid-May, about 60,000 birds – mostly chickens – have been euthanized, according to Steve Lyle, spokesman for the California Department of Agricultur...
Tags: Health, News, California, Environment, Usda, Sport, Soccer, Newcastle, Riverside County, Southern California, Compton, Ventura, U S Department of Agriculture, Lyle, San Bernardino County, CDFA

Justice Ginsburg has surgery to remove cancerous growths in lung

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery Friday to remove two malignant growths in her left lung, the Supreme Court said. It is the 85-year-old Ginsburg’s third bout with cancer since joining the court in 1993. Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York found “no evidence of any remaining disease” and scans taken before the surgery showed no cancerous growths elsewhere in her body, the court said in a statement. No additional treatment is currently ...
Tags: Health, New York, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, Cancer, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Bill Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mark Sherman, Ginsburg, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Putin issues chilling warning on rising nuclear war threat, blames U.S.

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV MOSCOW  — Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a chilling warning Thursday about the rising threat of a nuclear war, saying “it could lead to the destruction of civilization as a whole and maybe even our planet” — and putting the blame squarely on the U.S. Speaking at his annual news conference, Putin scoffed at Western claims he wants to dominate the world and said Western countries are antagonizing Russia for their own domestic reasons, and at their own peril. He dism...
Tags: Health, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Western, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Syria, Ukraine, Britain, Soccer, United States, Nato, Moscow

Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy, injured in crash, is surprised with a new prosthetic running leg

After Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Garrett Rifkin’s foot was badly injured in a hit-and-run accident in August, the doctors asked if he would be open to amputation so he could one day maybe get back to patrol duty or run again, but with a prosthetic leg. Three hours were all it took for Rifkin to answer yes. LA County Sheriff’s Deputy Garrett Rifkin tries out his new prosthetic running leg in front of his dad, retired LA County Sheriff’s Captain Bob Rifkin. (Photo by Michael Fernandez...
Tags: Health, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Community, Bob, Local News, King, Public Safety, Vegas, Southern California, West Hollywood, Michelle, Los Angeles County

Studio City woman claims Pasadena plastic surgeon ‘experimented’ on her and altered medical records to hide it

If money was her only goal, Wendy Knecht could have walked away when she settled her lawsuit against a Pasadena plastic surgeon for $1 million. Instead, the Studio City woman is taking her case to the state, encouraging authorities to prosecute Dr. Max Lehfeldt’s for altering her medical records after she sued the physician for using an experimental device in her breast reconstruction. Knecht claimed in her 2016 suit that she was left disfigured and forced to undergo three additional surgeries t...
Tags: Health, News, California, Sport, Hospital, Soccer, Fda, Allergan, Pasadena, Los Angeles Times, Arcadia, American Bar Association, Morgan, U S Food and Drug Administration, Sutton, Centers for Medicare

Be careful with Apple Watch’s new electrocardiogram app, doctor warns

An Orange County cardiologist is warning Apple Watch users to be careful when using the wearable fitness tracker’s new electrocardiogram app, which the company unveiled Dec. 6. Dr. Brian Kolski said he was woken up in the middle of the night last week when one of his patients called him, panicked. The patient had looked at an ECG reading on his Apple Watch and believed something was wrong. “He texted me the strip and it was completely normal,” Kolski said. “This was a healthy 45-year-old man who...
Tags: Apple, Health, News, Congress, Abc, US, Sport, Soccer, Fda, Apple Watch, Orange County, Orange, Abc News, Santa Barbara, Don, Downey

US traces lettuce outbreak to at least 1 farm in Santa Barbara

U.S. health officials have traced a dangerous bacterial outbreak in romaine lettuce to at least one farm in California. Food regulators said Thursday that other farms are likely involved in the E. coli outbreak and consumers should continue checking the label before purchasing romaine lettuce. The Food and Drug Administration said 59 people have now been sickened by the tainted lettuce. Officials said a water reservoir at Adams Brothers Farms in Santa Barbara County tested positive for the bacte...
Tags: Health, Business, California, US, Sport, Recall, Soccer, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara, San Benito, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB

Death of a unicorn: Couple endures emotional crime in bizarre botched adoption

Cruelty has no boundaries, no depth, no shape. When it is practiced by someone who doesn’t care about the consequences of their actions, cruelty can continue past the point of understanding. In the age of social media and smartphone connectivity, vulnerable people, like the kind who adopt babies, too often have to rely on the perceived kindness of strangers to fulfill their dreams. Cruelty can be hidden behind the clicks of a keyboard. Even the law seems ill-equipped when the offense, without ph...
Tags: Health, Google, Facebook, New York, News, California, Virginia, Sport, People, Soccer, Williams, New Jersey, Army, Brian, Illinois, South Carolina

It looked like Downey man had a beer belly. It turned out he had a 77-pound tumor

By Christina Caron For months, Hector Hernandez, 47, didn’t understand why his stomach had gotten so big. “I just thought I was fat,” he said. “I’ve always been a big guy.” It would be a year and a half before he discovered that his large belly was actually a 77-pound tumor. In the meantime, he watched as it grew and grew. When he took the Los Angeles Metro to work every morning, people would stare. “I wore big jackets to try to cover up, but it was very noticeable,” he said in an interview Wedn...
Tags: Health, News, Cancer, Uncategorized, California News, Sport, Soccer, United States, Downey, Hernandez, Downey California, Keck Medicine, Tseng, Los Angeles Metro, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR

Suicide, at 50-year peak, and drug overdoses push down U.S. life expectancy

By MIKE STOBBE NEW YORK  — Suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live. Overall, there were more than 2.8 million U.S. deaths in 2017, or nearly 70,000 more than the previous year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. It was the most deaths in a single year since the government began counting more than a century ago. The increase partly reflects the nation’s growing and aging popul...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, Cdc, Montana, Washington, Suicide, Uncategorized, America, West Virginia, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Columbia University, Associated Press

China halts controversial work by team on gene-edited babies

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE HONG KONG  — China’s government ordered a halt Thursday to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies, as a group of leading scientists declared that it’s still too soon to try to make permanent changes to DNA that can be inherited by future generations. Chinese Vice Minister of Science and Technology Xu Nanping told state broadcaster CCTV that his ministry is strongly opposed to the efforts that reportedly produced twin gir...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Science, Technology, News, China, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Soccer, United Kingdom, Cctv, Gene, University Of Wisconsin, California Institute of Technology, Xu

Appeals court overturns challenge to California’s right-to-die law

A state appeals court on Tuesday, Nov. 28 overturned a lower court ruling that halted California’s “right to die” law in late May, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The law, in effect since 2016, allows terminally ill Californians to legally end their lives with a lethal drug after meeting certain requirements. In a 2-1 ruling, the court stated that the physicians who originally sued to overturn California’s End of Life Option Act in 2016, had no legal standing because they and their pat...
Tags: Health, News, California, Oregon, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Riverside, San Francisco Chronicle, UC Irvine, Brittany Maynard, Daniel A Ottolia, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB

U.S. nixed FBI checks on staff at growing migrant teen detention camp

By GARANCE BURKE AND MARTHA MENDOZA TORNILLO, Texas — The Trump administration announced in June it would open a temporary shelter for up to 360 migrant children in this isolated corner of the Texas desert. Less than six months later, the facility has expanded into a detention camp holding thousands of teenagers — and it shows every sign of becoming more permanent. By Tuesday, 2,324 largely Central American boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 17 were sleeping inside the highly guarded faci...
Tags: Health, New York, Hollywood, Texas, News, Justice, Mexico, Stanford, Immigration, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Fbi, Soccer, Pennsylvania, United States

Lawsuit accuses Molina Healthcare of failing to provide required services

Long Beach-based Molina Healthcare has been accused of breaching its Medicaid contract in Illinois and failing to disclose it wasn’t providing required services to skilled nursing home patients in the Prairie State. The alleged cover-up lasted two years, the federal “whistleblower” lawsuit says. The case was filed under seal in September 2017 by the founder of a former Molina contractor named General Medicine P.C. A federal judge unsealed the complaint last week after state and federal attorneys...
Tags: Health, Business, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Long Beach, Illinois, Local News, Medicaid, Puerto Rico, Molina, Molina Healthcare, John Molina, J Mario Molina, Illinois Medicaid, Top Stories LADN

FDA says some romaine lettuce can be eaten again, including recent harvests from Imperial Valley

It’s OK to eat some romaine lettuce again, U.S. health officials said. Just check the label. The Food and Drug Administration narrowed its blanket warning from last week, when it said people shouldn’t eat any type of romaine because of an E. coli outbreak. The agency said Monday that romaine recently harvested in Arizona, Florida, Mexico and California’s Imperial Valley is OK to eat. It says romaine from those places wasn’t yet shipping when the illnesses began. It says the tainted romaine appea...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, News, California, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Fda, Central Coast, Whitaker, Yuma, The Food and Drug Administration, Georgia State University, Yuma Arizona, Produce Marketing Association

These 2 young surfers were beautiful, in love, and raised in affluent Orange County — and the latest to die from drug overdoses

On her bed, next to a teddy bear, was the pink-and-blue striped baby blanket she came home from the hospital with as a newborn, and always kept close by despite a few holes worn in over the years. She’d organized the clothes she planned to wear for her 6 a.m. shift at a Newport Beach coffee shop. She had neatly-written notes as reminders: Study for geo. Work on your speech. Love Christian. Paulo Avila looked around his daughter’s room for clues that would hint Michelle Aliva was a drug user, and...
Tags: Health, News, Drugs, Sport, Soccer, United States, Hawaii, Newcastle, San Diego, Brazil, Christian, Orange County, George W Bush, Chris, Pittsburgh, Santa Monica

Patients shocked and burned by device that’s supposed to treat pain

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Desperate for relief after years of agony, Jim Taft listened intently as his pain management doctor described a medical device that could change his life. It wouldn’t fix the nerve damage in his mangled right arm, Taft and his wife recalled the doctor saying, but a spinal-cord stimulator would cloak his pain, making him “good as new.” But Taft’s surgically implanted stimulator failed when a wire along his spine broke. After an operation to repair it, he said the device...
Tags: Health, Business, Technology, News, Boston, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Fda, Associated Press, Bethlehem, Taft, U S Food and Drug Administration, Charleston South Carolina, Medtronic, Columbia South Carolina

Doctor no parents want to see is one they need when their children are dying

The doctor bends slightly at the waist, or he slouches, or he kneels, or he finds a chair to sink into, anything to get low. He wants to be physically beneath the devastated people he meets several times a day. They stand over him, looking back with such pleading in their eyes. He wants them to feel powerful and in control, when he knows at the moment they are meeting him, they feel none of those things. Glen Komatsu, MD, is the chief medical officer at Providence Trinity Health Care Hospice...
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54,000 chickens euthanized after Newcastle disease outbreak in Southern California

An outbreak of the bird-killing Newcastle disease has resulted in nearly 54,000 birds — mostly chickens — being euthanized in the greater Los Angeles area, with mandatory euthanasia operations ongoing in three areas. Efforts continue in neighborhoods in Compton in Los Angeles County, Muscoy in San Bernardino County and in the Mira Loma area of Riverside County. The disease, first identified by officials in mid-May, has been eradicated from eight other areas in those three counties as well as Ven...
Tags: Health, News, Environment, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Usda, Sport, Soccer, Newcastle, Riverside County, Southern California, Compton, U S Department of Agriculture, Lyle, Simi Valley, Santa Ana

Mother of three, pregnant with twins, desperately needs bone marrow transplant to fight leukemia

She laughed just a little as she unveiled the nightmare that has snared her. “I might come back blonder,” Susie Rabaca said, a knit cap covering her bald head. “We’ll see. I try to live as happy as I can.” The rest of the time she told her story, she was in tears. Happy does not find its way into her life much these days. Eight months pregnant – with twins – Rabaca, 36, and the mother of three other children, has been told by doctors that her life and the lives of the babies she is carrying are ...
Tags: Health, News, Cancer, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Pittsburgh, San Pedro, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch, Yvette, Sal, Ryan, Carson, Tiffany, Edgar

After Thousand Oaks mass shooting, experts warn against linking PTSD with propensity for violence

Mental health experts and veterans are cautioning the public about making assumptions about linking post-traumatic stress disorder or other mental illnesses to violence in the aftermath of the deadly mass shooting in which 13 lost their lives at a Thousand Oaks dance hall Wednesday night. Ian David Long, the 28-year-old suspect from Newbury Park, served in the U.S. Marine Corps from August 2008 to March 2013, leaving at the rank of corporal. He was a machine gunner in infantry combat and was dep...
Tags: Health, News, California, Washington, Los Angeles, Sport, Long, Ptsd, Afghanistan, Soccer, Marine Corps, Va, Long Beach, Pentagon, Las Vegas, Quantico

Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announces likely Alzheimer’s diagnosis, retreats from public life

By JESSICA GRESKO WASHINGTON— Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday that she has the beginning stages of dementia, “probably Alzheimer’s disease.” O’Connor made the announcement in a letter. The 88-year-old said her diagnosis was made some time ago and that as her condition has progressed she is “no longer able to participate in public life.” “While the final chapter of my life with dementia may be trying, nothing has diminished my gratitude and deep apprec...
Tags: Health, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, Arizona, Associated Press, George W Bush, Gore, Bush, U S Supreme Court, JESSICA GRESKO, Sandra Day O'Connor

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