In September 1958, a future columnist, then 17, was unpacking as a college freshman when upperclassmen hired by tobacco companies knocked on his dormitory door, distributing free mini-packs of cigarettes. He and many other aspiring sophisticates became smokers.
The following editorial appeared Friday in the Los Angeles Times:
Women treated with radiation for breast cancer are more likely to develop heart problems later, even with the lower doses used today, troubling new research suggests. The risk comes from any amount of radiation, starts five years after treatment and lasts for decades, doctors found.
The University of Arizona's Sarver Heart Center is offering a free, public training for hands-only CPR at 5:30 p.m. today at the Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library Children's Room, 7800 N. Schisler Drive in Marana.
The 2012 TMC CardioVascular Symposium is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Westin La Paloma, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive on Saturday, Sept. 15.
The Centers for Disease Control released its 2011 map of adult obesity in the U.S. today.
Brenda Bryson and Mike Emerick check out recipes during a Healthy You Network potluck at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church.
Every week Arnaldo Méndez lifted weights with a trainer, went spinning, hit the Stairmaster and hiked an average of five miles. He was also overweight and on his way to becoming diabetic.
The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality has issued a smoke advisory due to smoke from wildfires burning in New Mexico.
LOS ANGELES — Whitney Houston died from drowning in a hotel bathtub, but coroner’s officials said Thursday that heart disease and chronic cocaine use were contributing factors to the singer’s death.