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February 21, 2008
Would you rather die than admit you?re having a heart attack? Many people believe that heart disease is more of a concern for men than women. In fact, heart disease kills almost 500,000 American women each year, twice the number of all female cancer deaths combined. A woman is 10-14 times more likely to die of heart disease than of breast cancer, in part because cancer is treated more effectively. Forty percent of women do not survive their first heart attack. For women under 50, a heart attack is twice as likely to be fatal as for a man. That brings up a number of questions: Are women?
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By Anita Susan Brenner | October 16, 2008
The Manny Effect is like the Bush Doctrine. Impossible to define, but we all understand it. Or so we think. Like the Bush Doctrine, the Manny Effect is bane of East Coast journalists. In particular, it makes East Coast sportswriters even grumpier and causes their biting dismissal of Angelenos as lacking baseball sophistication. As if! Just when Dodger baseball is the existential core of post-meltdown Los Angeles. There is a liminal moment when one is poised between “infected” and “not exactly sure.
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By Nancy Turney | February 16, 2011
Q. I have a tremor in my left hand and worry that I have Parkinson’s disease. What are the symptoms? Parkinson’s disease is difficult to diagnose and only a doctor can do so, preferably a movement-disorder specialist. The symptoms are many and can also be attributed to other causes. The primary symptoms of Parkinson’s are: Tremor — A Parkinson’s tremor happens on one side of the body while the hand or foot is at rest, whereas an essential tremor happens when the hand is in the process of doing something.
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March 23, 2011
La Cañada Unified School District nurse Danielle Chandler is urging La Cañada High School students to get vaccinated for pertussis — also known as whooping cough — as at least one case has popped up at La Cañada High School. The La Cañada High School PTAs e-mailed letters to school parents on March 17, informing them about the symptoms and treatments for pertussis. A bacterial infection, pertussis is spread through the air when people cough. Symptoms usually start out like a common cold, but get worse over one to two weeks.
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By Nancy Turney | August 12, 2010
Q. It seems that all my friends are having cataract surgery lately. What can I do to reduce my risk? Americans are living longer than ever before, and most people who live into their 70s and beyond will develop cataracts at some point. That's why it's important to know the risks and symptoms of cataract, what to do to delay onset, and how to decide when it's time for surgery. People should get a baseline eye screening exam at age 40, when early signs of disease and vision change may begin to occur, according to the American Academy of Opthalmology.
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By Ruth Longoria | August 23, 2007
The fall of 2000 was like an episode from the television series “House” for one La Cañada Flintridge family. Doug and Victoria Turley rushed their then- 13-year-old son Conor to the family doctor and then to Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles after flu-like symptoms were followed by blood blisters that formed on his joints and pressure points. The family doctor told the Turleys that Conor’s symptoms were beyond his comprehension. Then, a team of four Childrens Hospital doctors misdiagnosed Conor, Doug Turley said, as he recalled the traumatic events.
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By Ruth Longoria | April 30, 2009
For the third-time since World War I — in light of recent deaths in Mexico and cases confirmed across the globe — many Americans have become concerned with the possibility of a swine flu epidemic. Type A influenza, sometimes called the Spanish flu or swine flu, killed more than 50 million people worldwide in 1918, shortly after soldiers returned from a war that killed about 50,000 U.S. soldiers. The swine flu reappeared in this country in 1976 causing widespread panic after the death of one soldier and severe respiratory distress for 13 other soldiers at Fort Dix, N.J., according to information provided on the national Center for Disease Controls’ web site.
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February 5, 2009
Q. A female friend of mine just had a heart attack. I thought heart attacks were rare in women. Can you tell me more? A female friend of mine just had a heart attack. I thought heart attacks were rare in women. Can you tell me more? Selma, La Crescenta ? That is a common misconception. Medical research has traditionally been focused on Caucasian men so our knowledge of the frequency of heart disease in other races and in women is not nearly as extensive. Men and women may differ in their experience of heart attack symptoms.
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By Anita Susan Brenner | October 16, 2008
The Manny Effect is like the Bush Doctrine. Impossible to define, but we all understand it. Or so we think. Like the Bush Doctrine, the Manny Effect is bane of East Coast journalists. In particular, it makes East Coast sportswriters even grumpier and causes their biting dismissal of Angelenos as lacking baseball sophistication. As if! Just when Dodger baseball is the existential core of post-meltdown Los Angeles. There is a liminal moment when one is poised between “infected” and “not exactly sure.
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