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October 9, 1990 | SHARI ROAN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
"What men with prostate cancer need is someone like Betty Ford," says Norman Gollin, founder of a Santa-Monica-based support group for prostate cancer patients. After Ford announced in 1974 that she had breast cancer, the number of women seeking mammography soared, funds for breast cancer research increased and new treatment options followed within a decade.
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September 16, 2003 | John M. Glionna, Times Staff Writer
In his native Lakota Sioux tongue, Richard Iron Cloud knows the word for the gamble he is about to take -- braving the treacherous currents of the San Francisco Bay off Alcatraz Island for a frigid 1 1/2-mile swim to the mainland. "Zuya," he says -- a phrase that once meant to "go on a war party." But its modern usage, "to look for adventure," better defines the hulking Iron Cloud, a health official at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the Badlands of South Dakota.
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October 29, 2000 | IRA DREYFUSS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Older exercisers have youthful potential to gain strength if they work hard at it, researchers find. Leg muscle strength increased up to 84% over 16 weeks among men ages 60 to 75 who did weight-training-type exercises at an intensity that matches gym rats in their 20s, the researchers found. And the older exercisers' increases in muscle fiber size were proportionate to the gains showed by younger exercisers.
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January 12, 2001 | ROSIE MESTEL, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Fewer than one-third of people suffering from serious depression or an anxiety disorder receive proper medical treatment, according to a large, national study conducted by researchers at UCLA and Rand Corp., a Santa Monica think tank. The treatment shortfalls are especially striking for African Americans, the elderly and the young--and exist though most people in the study had contact with doctors.
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December 4, 1997 | From Associated Press
Men in a swath of South Dakota and those in Baltimore and Washington live about as long as men in such developing countries as India and Bolivia, a Harvard scientist reported Wednesday. Emphasizing stark differences within the United States, Dr. Christopher Murray also said women in some counties die around age 83, while men in a south-central portion of South Dakota that contains two Indian reservations have life expectancies of only 61 years.
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April 23, 1991 | JANNY SCOTT, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Men who eat a low-fat, high-fiber diet can dramatically reduce their chance of developing certain benign tumors that lead to intestinal cancer, according to a new study that adds data to the growing debate over the role of diet in cancer. The researchers, at Harvard University, found that men with high-fiber diets had one-third the rate of colon polyps of men with low-fiber diets. Similarly, men with low-fat diets had half the rate of polyps found in men with the highest fat intake.
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November 30, 1991 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you're a man who assumes that breast cancer is only a woman's disease, you're wrong. To be sure, the disease is rare in males. This year, an estimated 900 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in men, compared to 175,000 cases in women. But even though the incidence of breast cancer in men is low, the death rate is not. Some 300 men--about a third of the men who develop the disease--are likely to die from it this year, compared to only one-fourth of the women.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1997 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several construction workers were rushed to the hospital Wednesday after suffering from nausea, vomiting and headaches for the second day in a row, and county health authorities are investigating. Five men were cutting a trench for piping at a business in the 1600 block of East Katella Avenue when they got sick after work Tuesday, and the symptoms surfaced again when they returned to work the next morning, Battalion Chief Tim Dombrowski said. Paramedics took them to St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2003 | John M. Glionna, Times Staff Writer
In his native Lakota Sioux tongue, Richard Iron Cloud knows the word for the gamble he is about to take -- braving the treacherous currents of the San Francisco Bay off Alcatraz Island for a frigid 1 1/2-mile swim to the mainland. "Zuya," he says -- a phrase that once meant to "go on a war party." But its modern usage, "to look for adventure," better defines the hulking Iron Cloud, a health official at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the Badlands of South Dakota.
NEWS
January 12, 2001 | ROSIE MESTEL, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Fewer than one-third of people suffering from serious depression or an anxiety disorder receive proper medical treatment, according to a large, national study conducted by researchers at UCLA and Rand Corp., a Santa Monica think tank. The treatment shortfalls are especially striking for African Americans, the elderly and the young--and exist though most people in the study had contact with doctors.
NEWS
October 29, 2000 | IRA DREYFUSS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Older exercisers have youthful potential to gain strength if they work hard at it, researchers find. Leg muscle strength increased up to 84% over 16 weeks among men ages 60 to 75 who did weight-training-type exercises at an intensity that matches gym rats in their 20s, the researchers found. And the older exercisers' increases in muscle fiber size were proportionate to the gains showed by younger exercisers.
NEWS
December 4, 1997 | From Associated Press
Men in a swath of South Dakota and those in Baltimore and Washington live about as long as men in such developing countries as India and Bolivia, a Harvard scientist reported Wednesday. Emphasizing stark differences within the United States, Dr. Christopher Murray also said women in some counties die around age 83, while men in a south-central portion of South Dakota that contains two Indian reservations have life expectancies of only 61 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1997 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several construction workers were rushed to the hospital Wednesday after suffering from nausea, vomiting and headaches for the second day in a row, and county health authorities are investigating. Five men were cutting a trench for piping at a business in the 1600 block of East Katella Avenue when they got sick after work Tuesday, and the symptoms surfaced again when they returned to work the next morning, Battalion Chief Tim Dombrowski said. Paramedics took them to St.
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February 10, 1997 | PAMELA WARRICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the middle of the journey of our lives, I found myself upon a dark path. --Dante When Terrence Real was a boy, his father routinely threatened to beat him within an inch of his life. And on any number of occasions, that is apparently pretty much what he did. But it didn't occur to the boy that his father might have been suffering too until he was 27 and, as a therapist-in-training, found himself sitting with his father, prepared at last to understand. Now the son is himself middle-aged.
NEWS
November 30, 1991 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you're a man who assumes that breast cancer is only a woman's disease, you're wrong. To be sure, the disease is rare in males. This year, an estimated 900 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in men, compared to 175,000 cases in women. But even though the incidence of breast cancer in men is low, the death rate is not. Some 300 men--about a third of the men who develop the disease--are likely to die from it this year, compared to only one-fourth of the women.
NEWS
April 23, 1991 | JANNY SCOTT, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Men who eat a low-fat, high-fiber diet can dramatically reduce their chance of developing certain benign tumors that lead to intestinal cancer, according to a new study that adds data to the growing debate over the role of diet in cancer. The researchers, at Harvard University, found that men with high-fiber diets had one-third the rate of colon polyps of men with low-fiber diets. Similarly, men with low-fat diets had half the rate of polyps found in men with the highest fat intake.
NEWS
February 10, 1997 | PAMELA WARRICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the middle of the journey of our lives, I found myself upon a dark path. --Dante When Terrence Real was a boy, his father routinely threatened to beat him within an inch of his life. And on any number of occasions, that is apparently pretty much what he did. But it didn't occur to the boy that his father might have been suffering too until he was 27 and, as a therapist-in-training, found himself sitting with his father, prepared at last to understand. Now the son is himself middle-aged.
HEALTH
September 19, 2011 | By James S. Fell, Special to the Los Angeles Times
I am not a jealous man, so my blood pressure did not skyrocket the other day when my wife told me this: "There was this one guy in high school who used to wear T-shirts that showed off his pipes and I drooled over him. " But I'll admit to being a tad competitive, especially in the fitness arena. "What about mine?" I asked. She groped my biceps. "I love them. " The TMI portion of this column complete, let's turn our attention to the male biceps muscles. Biceps brachii run the length of the inside of the upper arm and are primarily involved in elbow flexion, the bending movements that allow you to curl a beer up to your mouth or lift a baby's belly to your face to blow a raspberry on it. These are important movements, to be certain.
NEWS
October 9, 1990 | SHARI ROAN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
"What men with prostate cancer need is someone like Betty Ford," says Norman Gollin, founder of a Santa-Monica-based support group for prostate cancer patients. After Ford announced in 1974 that she had breast cancer, the number of women seeking mammography soared, funds for breast cancer research increased and new treatment options followed within a decade.
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