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June 9, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Hanley Ramirez was left off the Dodgers' starting lineup again Sunday amid growing concern about the shortstop's sore left hamstring. Ramirez underwent an MRI exam Sunday and "we'll find out if it's going to be more serious than we've been talking about," Manager Don Mattingly said. "He's having continued problems enough that they want to get another look at this thing," Mattingly said. "We'll find out if this ends up being more long-term. " Ramirez, who has appeared in only nine games this season because of injuries, hit a pinch-hit single that drove in the Dodgers' run in their 2-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
June 1, 2013 | By Bill Dwyre
That flash of red socks that is Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos going from first base to third in about the time it takes for you to scratch your chin while sitting on the couch and watching him is about to return. But we need to hold our breath a bit more on the Bourjos injury front. Bourjos has been out for about a month after pulling a hamstring during one of his sprints to first base on April 30 in Oakland. This week, in the Angels' clubhouse, he appeared more upbeat and said that he was getting closer to playing shape.
May 24, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Blake Shelton's benefit concert for Oklahoma is set for May 29. The singer announced that he was working with NBC to quickly organize a telethon in wake of the powerful tornado that ripped through central Oklahoma on Monday. Shelton's benefit, "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert," will air live from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City on NBC and other NBCUniversal networks Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT on either a live or delayed basis. The country superstar has already tapped his wife, Miranda Lambert, and friends and fellow Oklahoma natives Reba McEntire and Vince Gill to perform.
May 23, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Los Angeles school officials say they hope a fourth-grade special needs student and her family can complete the healing process now that a jury has awarded her $1.4 million after she was sexually assaulted five times by a male classmate. Santa Monica jurors made the decision Tuesday after an eight-day trial about how much the Los Angeles Unified School District should pay for the injuries the girl suffered because of inadequate supervision at an after-school program at Superior Street Elementary in Chatsworth.
May 21, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
SAN JOSE - Greetings from HP Pavilion, where the Sharks and Kings are preparing for Game 4 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series Tuesday night. The Kings went back to Los Angeles after the 2-1 overtime loss on Saturday that narrowed their series lead to 2-1, but they returned to San Jose on Monday night. The two-day break in the series gave players on both sides a welcome chance to heal some of the bumps and bruises they've accumulated in the first three games.
April 6, 2013 | By Martha Rose Shulman
What's a healthful food and what's a healing food? Is there a difference? At least since the mid-19th century, when the Battle Creek Sanitarium opened its doors and people flocked there to follow John Harvey Kellogg's regime of whole grains, nuts and frequent enemas, many Americans have sought food as medicine. I have a shelf of books with titles such as "Food - Your Miracle Medicine" and "The Food Pharmacy," and my smartphone is filled with snapshots of the "super foods" on display at a trade show: acai and goldenberry, chia, coconut and flax, goji berries and hemp, maca root and other berries, nuts, seaweeds and roots I've never heard of (yacon, lucuma, camu, maqui)
March 13, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - When Zack Greinke visited Los Angeles this week to get his sore right elbow examined, Dodgers physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache prescribed him treatment the team has used for the last five seasons: platelet-rich plasma therapy. Greinke's blood was drawn and filtered to concentrate the platelets, which are cell fragments that promote healing. The platelet-rich plasma was injected into his elbow. Though Greinke's injection was designed to temper inflammation, the Dodgers have used PRP therapy in recent years on a variety of injuries, many of which they have described as more serious than Greinke's.
February 7, 2013 | By Tom Fields-Meyer
One morning 13 years ago, I brought my young son to a storefront children's gym in Culver City. Ezra had recently been diagnosed with autism, and someone - a doctor or a therapist - had suggested that Dave Rabb could help. I don't remember what I expected, but not the man I met: Dave was short and sturdy, in his 60s, with a Brooklyn accent and an attitude to match. I told him I wasn't sure Ezra would be able to follow directions - at 4, our son was remote and distracted and rarely made eye contact - but that I could help.
January 31, 2013 | By Matt Stevens, Ann M. Simmons and Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times
The 22-year-old Palmdale man who created Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend broke his silence for the first time, saying he perpetrated the elaborate hoax to build a relationship with the football star. Ronaiah Tuiasosopo pretended to be Te'o's girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, for months, communicating on the phone and through social media. Tuiasosopo went so far as to disguise his voice to sound like a woman's when he spoke to Te'o on the phone, his attorney, Milton Grimes, said in an interview with The Times.
January 27, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The prospects of Dwight Howard's injured shoulder healing during the season may be far-fetched, and surgery could knock him out for a considerable period. "Six months," Howard said. "I'd rather live with it than have six months out again. That'd be two summers in a row, so I don't want that. " Instead he hopes to play through the injury. As Howard describes it, the labrum in his right shoulder is intact but torn away from the bone. "Will it heal?" Howard said. "I hope so. " Howard undergoes regular therapy, icing it after games.
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