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(By John Boston) When I was seven, I found a complete and unused cigarette on a department store floor and pocketed it. I took it home. When my dad was off at work, I lit it up to see what all this(more..)


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I had never heard the term “throughput” before a meeting at our hospital two years ago.  It was used to discuss how the emergency department (ED) could yield greater profits by fas(more..)


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(By Gene Uzawa Dorio, M.D.) I had never heard the term “throughput” before a meeting at our hospital two years ago.  It was used to discuss how the emergency department (ED) could (more..)


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(dailynews.com) Cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States reached new highs in 2015, including an increase in syphilis not seen since the mid-1990s, a result of “eroded&rdqu(more..)


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(dailynews.com) How do you make it socially unacceptable to raise mosquitoes in your backyard?

At first blush, that doesn’t seem so hard, but what it means is convincing Southland res(more..)


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(By John Boston) Have you noticed this trend of recent years —  that EVERYTHING is bad for you? Everything.

Red meat, in significant tonnage, can clog my arteries. Who wants slip(more..)


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In the wake of the release of the 2016 Little Hoover Commission Report on spending and efficacy of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) in California, the Los Angeles County Depar(more..)


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Since the Affordable Care Act became law, millions of Americans gained coverage or found more affordable options thanks to premium tax credits available through the Health Insurance Marketplace. To(more..)


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LOS ANGELES COUNTY – Initiated by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich in 1998, the County of Los Angeles’ restaurant grading system was established to increase public access to information(more..)


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Think about it. What do the former star pro football quarterbacks Dan Marino and Doug Flutie and the Hollywood stars Robert De Niro and Aidan Quinn and Sylvester Stallone and John Travolta all(more..)