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  • Caught in the current of reverse migration

    Caught in the current of reverse migration
    CUATRO MILPAS, MEXICO— In this hardscrabble farming village, an American teenager like Luis Martinez was bound to stand out. Raised on Little Caesars pizzas and Big Gulps, Luis, 13, was portly. The village kids, subsisting on bowls of chicken...
  • Diet advice that goes against the grain

    Diet advice that goes against the grain
    You've heard about the "Wheat Belly" diet, right? Well, technically, it doesn't exist. Dr. William Davis points out that the word "diet" does not appear on either the cover of his bestselling "Wheat Belly" book published in 2011 or on the follow-up,...
  • Sports doctor answers: 'Would I let my son play football?'

     
    A sports doctor tells us why he would allow his son to play football....
  • A wake-up call following knee replacement

    A wake-up call following knee replacement
    As I begin this column, it is Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 22. I have been alive 20,873 days, if my math is correct, and I hope to add to the tally. But the knees I was born with will not be joining me for the rest of the trip. The clock ticks. The surgeon...
  • Designer antibodies, nanoparticles, bacteria

     Designer antibodies, nanoparticles, bacteria
    When you pop a pill in the future, don't expect old-fashioned results. Thanks to new advances in the lab and a deeper understanding of the human body, drugs are becoming highly personalized and precisely targeted. And the hope is they'll also be more...
  • A shortsighted 'cure' for prescription meds' abuse

    A shortsighted 'cure' for prescription meds' abuse
    An Orange County pain specialist already in the spotlight over deaths from prescription medications has racked up another patient overdose death. The coroner has ruled that Wayne Oviatt died in January of a mix of prescription drugs, including morphine,...
  • Age of innocence and hope

    Age of innocence and hope
    I can't think of a better way to begin this column than to let a fellow pundit get things going. So I'll turn things over to Allene Arthur, who's been writing columns for the Palm Springs Desert Sun for 32 years: "Fiftieth high school class reunions...
  • Influences: Singer-songwriter Stew

     
    Stew, the L.A. native, will be back in town with bandmate Heidi Rodenwald. He discusses his influences....
  • Chronic conditions' toll tallied

    Chronic conditions' toll tallied
    The sunny fact that Americans are living longer, more productive lives has a dark side: More of us than ever live with chronic illnesses that are not only a drag on sufferers' time and energy, but on the nation's pocketbook. The Institute of Medicine on...
  • Optical illusion dampens arthritis pain

    Optical illusion dampens arthritis pain
    Seeing the movements of a healthy hand mirroring one's own movements plays a welcome trick on the brains of arthritis sufferers, a new study shows: It reduces the perception of pain. The observation, reported this week at the Society for Neuroscience's...
  • Greatest sports figures in L.A. history, No. 1: Sandy Koufax

     
    Concluding our countdown of the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history, as chosen in voting by our online readers, with No. 1, Sandy Koufax. No. 1 Sandy Koufax (320 first-place votes, 8,720 points) Considered by many the greatest left-handed......