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Three years after clinical trial, ketamine provides hope for severely depressed

Patients arriving at Dr. Philip O'Carroll's Newport Beach office for their first ketamine treatment are in pain and often lost. They have visited other doctors, tried other solutions and are ready for what is considered a last resort.

Five things to know about flu season

Influenza is back after a two-year break, a fact that’s made even more complicated by the still-spreading coronavirus

At 71, this Sacramento heart attack survivor is running a half-marathon...

Karanjit Singh and William Wong playfully needled each other on a phone call this week, one accusing the other of having egged him into running this Sunday’s Urban Cow half-marathon in Sacramento.

On Nutrition: More on leftovers

Guess I’m not the only one who dislikes wasting food. Here’s what one reader wrote in response to a recent column on this topic (with a few added comments

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Probiotics, gut bacteria and weight —...

My friend insists that taking a probiotic supplement has helped her lose 50 pounds by keeping her gut bacteria in check. Will taking a probiotic in conjunction with a balanced diet and exercise help me lose weight?

China warns against skin-to-skin contact with foreigners after monkeypox case

A top Chinese health official warned people against having skin-to-skin contact with foreigners to avoid contracting monkeypox, spurring a backlash among the country’s dwindling expatriate community.

Here’s why a public health alert was issued for a food...

A mixup between bacon-cheddar smothered chicken and chicken cordon bleu created a food allergy danger that put Publix in a USDA public health alert.

Demand for new COVID-19 booster strong, area health providers say

New COVID-19 boosters targeting the omicron variants are here at the same time as this year’s flu vaccine, leaving hospitals, community health centers and pharmacists to calculate how much of each vaccine they’ll need.

Does cocoa extract and a multivitamin improve cognitive function? Boston researchers...

Is there a single dietary supplement out there that helps with everything as we age? Probably not, but local researchers have certainly found some “promising” results when it comes to cocoa extract and a multivitamin.

Consumer Health: What do you know about sepsis?

With September designated Sepsis Awareness Month, this is a good time to learn more about this potentially life-threatening condition.

On Nutrition: More on leftovers

Guess I’m not the only one who dislikes wasting food. Here’s what one reader wrote in response to a recent column on this topic (with a few added comments

At 71, this Sacramento heart attack survivor is running a half-marathon...

Karanjit Singh and William Wong playfully needled each other on a phone call this week, one accusing the other of having egged him into running this Sunday’s Urban Cow half-marathon in Sacramento.

Five things to know about flu season

Influenza is back after a two-year break, a fact that’s made even more complicated by the still-spreading coronavirus

Three years after clinical trial, ketamine provides hope for severely depressed

Patients arriving at Dr. Philip O'Carroll's Newport Beach office for their first ketamine treatment are in pain and often lost. They have visited other doctors, tried other solutions and are ready for what is considered a last resort.