| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 10, 2009
| 7:32 PM
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....
| 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....
| Dec 24, 2006
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,...
| Apr 19, 2010
| 6:37 PM
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...
| Apr 19, 2010
A few simple techniques can make the difference between a sore back (or other body part) and a strong, healthy one.
Co-owner and director of Liberation Yoga, Los Angeles
Downward-facing dog: The body bends at the hips in an upside-...
| 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......
| Apr 24, 2010
| 4:34 PM
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......