Blog Archive: Health

California Gov. Jerry Brown signs right-to-die law

SACRAMENTO >> Granting terminally ill patients the right to end their lives with a doctor’s help, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed the End of Life Option Act, a measure that triggered personal and passionate conflict across the state — and in the conscience of the governor himself. Brown’s signature concludes a 23-year effort to pass a “right-to-die” law in a state of 39 million, more than quadrupling Americans’ access to life-ending drugs, with one in eight people living in states where it is now legal.

Yosemite sees second case of plague

By Susan Abram, The Daily Breeze A second visitor to Yosemite National Park has contracted the plague, state health officials said Tuesday, just a few weeks after a Los Angeles County child also tested positive for the disease. The patient, a Georgia resident, had been vacationing in Yosemite National Park, the Sierra National Forest, and surrounding areas in early August, according to the California Department of Public Health. Last week, health officials announced they had

Knee scrapes no longer seem part of being a kid

By Doug McIntyre, Los Angeles Daily News Childhood is a bloody business. Last week two school districts in Washington, Spokane and Richmond, eliminated schoolyard swing sets after 7-year-old Stormy Solis suffered a fatal head injury at Fishers Landing Elementary in Vancouver. “Swings have been determined to be the most unsafe of all playground equipment,” said Steve Aagard, communications director for the Richland School District. In addition to garden variety skinned knees, ouchies and boo-boos, 200,000

Famous Quotes from Around the World

Anonymous Confucius Charles Morgan Eleanor Roosevelt Bernard Baruch James Feibleman Friedrich Nietzsche J.D. Salinger Margaret Bonnano Robert Frost James Oppenheim George Santayana Robert Brault Theodor Fontane Satchel Paige Charles Schulz Edmund Burke Bill Keane Ian Percy Shakespeare Albert Camus Helen Keller Plato Lewis Thomas Dale Carnegie Abraham Lincoln William Purkey Unknown Allan Chalmers Groucho Marx Chuck Reid Mae West Bernard Baruch “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t

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