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Physical Therapy (INACTIVE)

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  • Michael McKean is a man of many comedic faces

     Michael McKean is a man of many comedic faces
    When he played Lenny on ABC's popular 1976-83 sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," Michael McKean realized he could easily become typecast as his dumb, lovable Fonzie wannabe and pal of the knuckleheaded Squiggy. He vowed not to let it happen. "It's not your...
  • How a 'million-dollar patient' got off a medical merry-go-round

    How a 'million-dollar patient' got off a medical merry-go-round
    For more than two decades, Wanda Remo has battled one illness after another. Asthma, chronic lung disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, depression, chronic pain, strokes. Specialists treat her lungs, her heart and her joints. Her...
  • Dr. Jacquelin Perry dies at 94; polio specialist

    Dr. Jacquelin Perry dies at 94; polio specialist
    The country was in the grip of a polio epidemic in the 1950s when orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jacquelin Perry began performing spinal surgeries in Downey that helped paralyzed survivors of the disease regain mobility. When some of the same patients...
  • Another surgery — while knee-deep in the insurance swamp

    Another surgery — while knee-deep in the insurance swamp
    Andrew Fabella, are you out there? Please report to post-op at Keck Hospital of USC early Monday morning. I'm coming back to have the other knee done. That's right, folks, I'm kicking off the new year by getting a partial right knee replacement...
  • Newton: Putting children first

    Newton: Putting children first
    It was nearly a year ago that Philip Browning was named head of Los Angeles County's Department of Children and Family Services. He accepted the post with some reluctance — the department has a history of controversy, and has been battered again and...
  • City ordered to pay $5.7 million in police shooting

     
    A jury Friday ordered the city of Los Angeles to pay $5.7 million to a man who was shot and paralyzed by police after he fled the scene of a gang shooting. Although the payout, which could reach about $6.5......
  • LAPD chief urges appeal of $5.7 million jury award to paralyzed felon

     
    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck on Saturday recommended that the city appeal a jury's decision to award $5.7 million to a convicted felon left paralyzed in a police shooting after he was allegedly involved in a drive-by shooting....
  • After surgeries at L.A. burn center, Ugandan orphan walks again

     
    Adolf Baguma, a Ugandan orphan unable to walk on his severely burned legs, got an incredible gift this year: Well-wishers from the United States brought him to the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles. After two surgeries, Baguma's legs are......
  • Iobella offers oxygen, heat and electricity, for a price

    Iobella offers oxygen, heat and electricity, for a price
    Even the most jaded fitness aficionados (of which L.A. has plenty) would have to admit Santa Monica's exclusive new Iobella studio resembles nothing else they've seen before. With its Plexiglas heated workout pods and triple-oxygen spa cabins, it is...
  • 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,...
  • Gabby Giffords in her own words: 'I want to get back to work'

    Gabby Giffords in her own words: 'I want to get back to work'
    The progress Gabby Giffords has made in her recovery from a close-range gun shot to the head is evident in a new book and television special (see video below). But it's also clear she still has a long way to go. "Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope"...