September 28, 1987 |
Actress-dancer Juliet Prowse was bitten on the neck today by a leopard that nearly punctured a vital artery as the entertainer rehearsed in Northridge for a "Circus of the Stars" television special, a show spokesman said. Prowse, who turned 51 last Friday, was taken to Granada Hills Community Hospital where doctors closed puncture wounds with five stitches, said Dan Jenkins, publicist for the show.
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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.
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December 10, 2001 |
Jeffrey Duvardo told his parents he was a CIA operative who would be killed if he didn't come up with $50,000 to complete a multimillion-dollar arms deal. The couple believed their 44-year-old son, lending him $30,000 from their meager retirement fund. Four months later, Don and Mary Ann Duvardo were dead.
September 16, 2005 |
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 |
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 |
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.
April 22, 2000 |
About This Saturday Journal A year after the Columbine school massacre, Americans still wonder how and why such tragedies occur. Seeking answers, The Times examines the lives of the Rouses, whose son committed one of the first school shootings -- a 1995 attack in Lynnville, Tenn. * About This Story This story is drawn from interviews over the past 18 months and from court documents and other records. The interviews include 30 hours of discussions with Jamie Rouse over two weeks in prison.
October 6, 1997 |
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.
August 14, 2012 |
Just as you were ready to tuck into a nice three-egg omelet again, comforted by the reassuring news that eggs are not so bad for you, here comes a study warning that for those over 40, the number of egg yolks consumed per week accelerates the thickening of arteries almost as severely as does cigarette smoking. Server, can you make that an egg-white omelet instead, please? The study, published Tuesday in the journal Atherosclerosis , measured the carotid wall thickness -- a key indicator of heart disease risk -- of 1,231 patients referred to a vascular prevention clinic, and asked each to detail a wide range of their health habits, from smoking and exercise to their consumption of egg yolks.