HEALTH & WELLNESS

My Turn: Personal stories by Health section readers

My Turn is a forum in which readers can recount a personal health or fitness experience.

  • Walking in L.A. is far from pedestrian

    Walking in L.A. is far from pedestrian

    Many people, while conceding that recreational walking is a convenient, low-tech and effective exercise, complain that it is much too boring to be worthy of their efforts. As a regular walker around Hollywood and West Hollywood for 25 years, I have found my experiences, however, to be anything...

  • When forgetting is a gift

    When forgetting is a gift

    Her father, lost in the fog of Alzheimer's, won't remember the promise she can't keep.

  • A motion for less motion for babies

    A motion for less motion for babies

    The time has come for someone to conduct the definitive research study on baby bouncing. Not the kind where the baby does its own bouncing, but mothers bouncing babies to settle crying "events." I am neither pediatrician-with-website nor mother, so this will likely offend a sizable number of readers....

  • Doctor used the power of friendship to heal

    Doctor used the power of friendship to heal

    It was March 1997 and I was leaving the USC psychiatric ward. I had been suicidal and had driven around the streets of Marina del Rey, stopping at two hotels, inquiring about a vacancy. I had intended to jump out of a window, but no rooms were available. That psychotic break was my first. I would...

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