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  • Giver, beware

    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...
  • Crusaders in the underworld: The LAPD takes on organized crime

    Crusaders in the underworld: The LAPD takes on organized crime
    Sgt. Willie Burns had a Tommy gun on the bench in front of him when his 18 handpicked candidates arrived at the 77th Street station on the edge of Watts. It was a cool evening in November 1946, and the men came in topcoats and hats. Burns wore his low,...
  • Heat or cold: How should ballet dancer treat a sore knee?

    I dance ballet, and on one of the jumps, called a tour jeté, I used to land more heavily on my right heel. Done repetitively, it caused some trauma to the left uppermost corner of my right kneecap. I've since modified my technique, but I still land with...
  • The Guide

    The Guide
    We heard your feedback. Now your premier print and Web resource for the best of L.A. is greatly expanded and a cinch to explore. From the newest breakfast joints to the latest must-see movies, discover the best of your neighborhood with hot tips from...
  • Little lady, big biceps

    Little lady, big biceps
    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...
  • Build your brawn -- for better looks, better living

    Build your brawn -- for better looks, better living
    THE role models are all around us: 60-year-old Sylvester Stallone looking trim and muscular, 65-year-old singer Aaron Neville sporting bulging biceps, and a robust Harrison Ford, 64. What do they have that other men their age don't? Maybe a good...
  • Dr. Ignacio Ponseti dies at 95; invented nonsurgical treatment for clubfoot

    Dr. Ignacio Ponseti dies at 95; invented nonsurgical treatment for clubfoot
    Dr. Ignacio Ponseti, a refugee from the Spanish Civil War who created a nonsurgical way of treating clubfoot in infants that prevented a lifetime of disability, died Oct. 18 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinic. He was 95 and had suffered a stroke...
  • 3-year-old gets prosthetic arm bone

    3-year-old gets prosthetic arm bone
    In what they called a medical first in a toddler, surgeons at Stanford University's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital have implanted a telescoping artificial prosthesis in the arm of a 3-year-old to replace a humerus that was removed because of cancer....
  • Medical marijuana inspires strong opinions, but what does science say?

    Medical marijuana inspires strong opinions, but what does science say?
    Depending on whom you ask, marijuana is a dangerous drug that should be kept illegal alongside heroin and PCP, or it's a miracle herb with a trove of medical benefits that the government is seeking to deny the public -- or something in between: a plant...
  • Insurers see banking future

    Insurers see banking future
    *This piece originally ran on A1 on Wednesday, October 22, 2008.* WellPoint Inc., the nation's largest health insurance company, ran into a snag last year while pursuing an important new business initiative. Federal banking regulators insisted on...
  • To soothe the body

    To soothe the body
    If you want to live longer -- avoid heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and cancer -- then pick and choose your foods with care to quiet down parts of your immune system. That's the principle promoted by the founders and followers of anti-inflammatory...