| Apr 12, 2010
My fourth-grade teacher called me "the teeny weeny girl with the teeny weeny voice." My dad delighted in telling about the time he came upon a group of kids playing house in our backyard. He overheard one of my playmates find out I was the mom and comment...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 8:47 PM
Geraldine A. Ferraro, the savvy New York Democrat who was embraced as a symbol of women's equality in 1984 when she became the first woman nominated for vice president by a major party, died Saturday at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was...
| Oct 24, 2010
Danny Boyle could barely be heard over the low-flying helicopter. "It's like 'Apocalypse Now,'" he yelled as he fastened his helmet and tightened a climbing harness around his waist, preparing to descend into a narrow canyon.
The British director had...
| Jul 12, 2010
Vibration platforms, which purportedly provide a host of bone, muscle, circulatory, flexibility and injury-rehab benefits by shaking your body 20 to 50 times a second as you stand on them, are becoming more varied and practical as the market grows...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Move over, BMI. Researchers led by a University of Southern California physician have proposed "a better index of adiposity." This one would require a tape measure and a calculator, but none of the stepping-up-on-the-scale drama featured on NBC's The...
| Oct 17, 2011
Orthopedic surgeons are doctors, but they are also artisans, sculpting bone so that it fits snugly with artificial hips and knees.
But even the best artists make mistakes, says Dr. William Bargar, an orthopedic surgeon at Sutter General Hospital in...
| May 15, 2011
The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend
Doubleday: 400 pp., $27.50
For men of a certain age, Evel Knievel is a touchstone of innocence lost, vaguely held in the memory bank as an emblem of how...
| Jan 22, 2012
A series of heavy doors slid open, one by one, at the Pima County Jail. And finally I was sitting with 53-year-old Sanford "Sandy" Garfinkel, who had just been sentenced to 16 years in prison for killing his terminally ill wife by holding a pillow over...
| Mar 8, 2010
| 9:32 PM
The rotator cuff surgery went well, but is everything back to normal? A new study suggests that despite having successful shoulder surgery, shoulder motion may be not be what it used to be. The study involved 14 participants, average age......
| Dec 17, 2007
It's a jolly time of year for companies selling health products. The credit cards are flying, wishful thinking hits an annual high, and shopper skepticism doesn't come easy. But many gadgets or supplements have all of the health-enhancing power of a...
| May 23, 2009
Sam Maloof, a designer and woodworker whose furniture was initially prized for its simplicity and practicality by Southern Californian homeowners in the 1950s and later valued for its beauty and timelessness by collectors, museum curators and U.S....