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January 2, 1996
A Riverside police officer remained in critical condition Monday, two days after he was shot in the neck during a traffic stop, authorities said. Officer Charles Schiortino, 24, was wounded Saturday night after he and his partner stopped a weaving van, said Police Sgt. Robert Hanson. The suspected gunman, Tyrone J. Kirksey, 32, of Riverside later apparently shot himself to death, Hanson said.
January 21, 1998
Doctors were optimistic after removing a life-threatening aneurysm Tuesday from a 10-year-old Ethiopian boy who developed the condition after being struck by a car in August in his native country. Goitom Fisseha, who overcame financial obstacles to come to the United States for surgery, was originally believed to have a fistula in his right carotid artery, which threatened to destroy his eyesight, Dr. George Teitelbaum said.
September 16, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Abbott Laboratories said it won U.S. approval of a carotid-artery stent for preventing strokes, beating Johnson & Johnson, the world's biggest device maker, in the race to compete with a device sold by Guidant Corp. Abbott will comply with the Food and Drug Administration's request for continued research on the device after approval, a company spokesman said.
April 26, 1997 | Associated Press
The owners of three Rottweilers who mauled an 11-year-old boy to death were charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter. The dogs apparently escaped from a fenced backyard through an unlatched gate Thursday and attacked Christopher Wilson as he ran for a school bus. His 8-year-old brother and 17 classmates watched from the bus. The owners, Jeffrey and Sabine Davidson, were charged Friday and ordered held on $25,000 bond.
December 2, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
The way people handle stress may be a factor in whether they develop injured blood vessels or blocked arteries, conditions that lead to heart attacks and strokes. Researchers reported the possible link between mental stress and changes to the cardiovascular system in a study published in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Assn. The study focused not so much on stress as it did on an individual's reaction to stress.
Buena High football player Jeff Larson is partially paralyzed after suffering a stroke Saturday night, eight days after he sustained what was believed to be a minor neck injury during a game. Larson, 17, collapsed while working at Golf N' Stuff in Ventura and was taken to Ventura County Medical Center. He was transported to UCLA Medical Center on Sunday and is in the intensive care unit.
December 3, 1987
A leopard that attacked dancer Juliet Prowse during a rehearsal for the "Circus of the Stars" television show in September bit the dancer again during a rehearsal Wednesday in Burbank. Prowse, 51, suffered only minor injuries on the left ear and below the neck in the second attack, said Patty Mayberry, a spokesman for Saint Joseph Medical Center. She was being treated at the hospital Wednesday night, the spokesman said.
January 2, 2012 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
Numerous studies show that small tweaks to one's routine can improve a person's health. Some recent examples on the effect of small amounts of exercise: Heart health: An August study in the journal Circulation found that small amounts of moderately paced leisure activity - as little as 20 minutes a day - lowered people's risk of coronary heart disease by 14%. The paper, which pooled data from 33 studies, found that higher activity levels...
January 15, 2008 | Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer
The heavily advertised drug Vytorin is no better than an inexpensive generic drug at blocking the damaging effects of high cholesterol levels, according to new data released by the drug's manufacturers Monday. In a study of 720 patients funded by the manufacturers, Vytorin -- a combination of the drugs simvastatin and ezetemibe -- reduced levels of LDLs, the so-called bad cholesterol, by about 29% more than simvastatin alone.
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