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  • For Danny Boyle and company, much more than '127 Hours' of toil

    For Danny Boyle and company, much more than '127 Hours' of toil
    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...
  • Gear: vibration platforms

    Gear: vibration platforms
    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...
  • For knee and hip surgeries, robots show promise for a better fit

    For knee and hip surgeries, robots show promise for a better fit
    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...
  • Book Review: 'Evel: The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel' by Leigh Montville

    Book Review: 'Evel: The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel' by Leigh Montville
    Evel The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend Leigh Montville 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...
  • PASSINGS

    Tullio Pinelli Co-writer of Fellini films Tullio Pinelli, 100, the Italian screenwriter best known for his close association with director Federico Fellini, died Saturday in Rome, according to European newspapers. The cause of death was not announced....
  • Sam Maloof dies at 93; designer and builder of simple, beautiful furniture

    Sam Maloof dies at 93; designer and builder of simple, beautiful furniture
    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....
  • Healthcare suffers at L.A. jails

    The Los Angeles County Jail system lacks enough doctors, nurses and other medical workers to meet the most basic needs of inmates, resulting in long delays in treatment for conditions ranging from hernias to heart disease. Breakdowns in medical care,...
  • The taming of pigs: DNA sheds light on farming

    The taming of pigs: DNA sheds light on farming
    Today's pigs in China have a pedigree dating back at least 8,000 years to some of the first domesticated swine, scientists say. The finding provides a more detailed picture about the history of animal husbandry and shows that pigs may have been tamed in...
  • Yoga advice from Christine Burke, Candace Morano and Anthony Benenati

    Yoga advice from Christine Burke, Candace Morano and Anthony Benenati
    A few simple techniques can make the difference between a sore back (or other body part) and a strong, healthy one. CHRISTINE BURKE Co-owner and director of Liberation Yoga, Los Angeles Downward-facing dog: The body bends at the hips in an upside-...
  • After surgery, shoulder movement may not be up to par

     
    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......
  • Domesticated Chinese pigs' ancestory goes back at least 8,000 years

     
    Today's pigs in China have a pedigree dating back at least 8,000 years to some of the first domesticated swine, scientists say. The finding provides a more detailed picture about the history of animal husbandry and shows that pigs may......