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  • 2 dead as O.C. West Nile outbreak grows

    2 dead as O.C. West Nile outbreak grows
    Two Orange County residents have died of West Nile virus in the past week as the county's number of human infections has grown fivefold this month and appears to be "spiraling out of control," health officials said Thursday.
  • Carnett: Living with what Parkinson's takes can be painful

    Parkinson's disease slows a person down. Trust me on that, I possess first-hand knowledge. I was diagnosed with the disease eight years ago. Actor Robin Williams — who was in the early stages of the disease before his death, according to his...

    Ice challenge warms hearts

    Ice challenge warms hearts
    Holding bright-orange buckets filled with ice water, Newport Beach community members began to count down from 10. Ralph Rodheim, chairman of the Balboa Village Merchants Assn., stood in front of the group of about 30 people who had assembled on the...

    Apodaca: Danger of anti-immunization movement is real

    It's always dismaying when seemingly rational, intelligent people make incomprehensible decisions. Such is the case when parents ignore reams of scientific data, demonstrable real-world evidence and expert advice by choosing to forgo standard...

    Carnett: Thelma was a first-rate 'first sergeant'

    I'm pretty sure she was the first person with Parkinson's disease I ever met. I've since met dozens. That was 18 years ago. And that's when I became reacquainted with Thelma Harwood. I was in my 25th year as Orange Coast College's director of...