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Al Roker returns to 'Today' after knee replacement surgery

4 weeks ago from UPI

TV weatherman Al Roker returned to the "Today" show Tuesday, three weeks after undergoing total knee replacement surgery.

Injured Jayson Tatum says he was shell of himself versus Heat

4 weeks ago from UPI

Jayson Tatum said he was a shell of himself because of the ankle injury he sustained early on and that the Boston Celtics "snowballed" to their loss to the Miami...

Russia issues arrest warrant for Sen. Lindsey Graham

4 weeks ago from UPI

Russian authorities issued an arrest warrant for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham after an edited video appeared to show him celebrating the death of Russian troops, but Moscow declined to say...

The 6 essential parts of an effective workout

4 weeks ago from PopSci

Working out and winning. Julia Bernhard MOST PEOPLE have a certain mindset when it comes to working out: They tend to stick to a familiar plan and will push their bodies to...

Derek Thompson leaving BBC's 'Casualty' after 37 years

4 weeks ago from UPI

Derek Thompson, who has played Charlie Fairhead in nearly 900 episodes of "Casualty" over the course of 37 years, is leaving the BBC's hospital drama in the fall.

Philadelphia 76ers to hire Nick Nurse as new coach

4 weeks ago from UPI

The Philadelphia 76ers will hire Nick Nurse as their new head coach, replacing fired coach Doc Rivers.

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes will report to prison to begin 11-year sentence for fraud

4 weeks ago from UPI

Elizabeth Holmes, the disgraced founder of the failed blood-testing startup Theranos, will report to prison Tuesday to begin serving an 11-year sentence for defrauding investors out of hundred of millions...

Ben Platt shows new engagement ring: 'He proposed back'

4 weeks ago from UPI

Broadway, TV and film star Ben Platt took to Instagram over the weekend to show off his new engagement ring from his fiance, "The Good Doctor" actor Noah Galvin.

Two more horse racing deaths at Churchill Downs under review

4 weeks ago from UPI

A full slate of Memorial Day weekend horse racing included three Grade I events Monday at Santa Anita while authorities intensified investigations of horse fatalities at Churchill Downs.

Ralph Yarl participates in brain injury awareness walk in Kansas City

4 weeks ago from UPI

More than a month after being shot in the head, Ralph Yarl participated in a walk and run to raise awareness for traumatic brain injuries in Kansas City on Monday.

L.A. County-run hospitals could expand free and discounted care

4 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

More patients would be eligible to get free care at L.A. County-run hospitals under a proposed change to their policies.

Preparing your child — and yourself — for a doctor's appointment

4 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Medical professionals share tips on how guardians and kids can prepare for a doctor's visit or medical treatment to ensure a positive care experience.

Mexico promised healthcare for all. Its failure to deliver made this smiling mascot famous

4 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Dr. Simi, the lab-coated cartoon mascot of Mexico's largest pharmacy chain, speaks to the failures of the nation's public health system.

UCLA, UCSF hospital nurses voice complaints about overcrowding, staffing shortages

4 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Nurses at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus say patients are doubled up in rooms or lie in gurneys in hallways.

Opinion: What elephant seals taught me about parenting my adult son with psychosis

4 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Volunteering as a docent in a California state park taught me to stop resisting the knowledge that someday my vulnerable child would have to live without me.

Judging what others feed their kids is a blood sport. Why?

4 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Diet and nutrition has become a key focus point for judgmental parents. Here's why people can't stop criticizing what others are giving their kids for snacks.

Can this town save itself from fentanyl addiction? The race to turn around a threatened community

4 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

The town of Española, N.M., has struggled with drug addiction for generations. But fentanyl has contributed to rising homelessness and overdose rates.

As norovirus spreads in California, how can you protect yourself? Don't rely on hand sanitizer

4 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Norovirus, sometimes referred to as stomach flu, is growing in California and has forced the closure of at least one school.

Carrie Ann Inaba is 'home recovering and healing' after appendicitis scare

4 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Longtime "Dancing With the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba has updated fans on her health after she was hospitalized for appendicitis last month.

Letters to the Editor: Easier detention is the wrong solution to mental health care

4 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Increasing the availability of mental health care throughout California will produce much better outcomes than holding more people against their will.

Selma Blair urged Christina Applegate to get tested for MS after clocking this symptom

4 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Christina Applegate recalled how a fellow actor with MS, Selma Blair, urged her to get tested for the condition while their kids were on a play date.

Editorial: School meals are laden with sugar and sodium. Students need healthier food

4 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Free school meals should be tasty, but nutrition is more important. New USDA guidelines should keep this in mind.

Dulé Hill, Jazmyn Simon put their wholesome parenting goodness into a children's book

4 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

'Pysch' co-stars Dulé Hill and Jazmyn Simon have turned the daily affirmations they repeat with their two kids into a children's book released this week.

Letters to the Editor: I'm a street doctor tired of watching people die. Expand involuntary treatment

4 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

'I support increasing care in the least restrictive environment possible, but some people need involuntary care to save their life,' says Dr. Susan Partovi.

The story of my mother-in-law's assisted suicide

4 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

She had reached the moderate stage of Alzheimer's disease but was otherwise healthy. She was lucky, and so were we, that she could choose to end her life on her...

Opinion: An AI chatbot may be your next therapist. Will it actually help your mental health?

4 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

It will be tempting for insurers to offer up apps and chatbots to meet mental health parity requirements. But there's little evidence that they help.

Fentanyl overdoses contribute to surge in L.A. County homeless deaths

4 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

The death rate surged 55% among people experiencing homelessness in L.A. County between 2019 and 2021, a markedly sharper increase than in the years before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Abcarian: Ozempic for weight loss is all the rage, but so is fighting fatphobia

4 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

You've read the stories about miracle weight loss drugs? The real miracle would be to stop blaming fat people for being fat.