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August 16, 2004 | Roy M. Wallack
They're more than heart rate monitors. Now they have names like "personal fitness computer," and they're jammed with such features as altimeters, thermometers and the capability of downloading workout data into your cellphone. They can make your workouts more efficient, whether you're a serious runner, biker or hiker or a first-time power walker in need of some coaching.
April 8, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - Kenley Jansen should be able to attend his newborn daughter's graduation and wedding ceremonies. No longer does the Dodgers' hard-throwing setup man have to worry that playing baseball could cost him his life. His heart now functions normally. Nearly six months ago, Jansen underwent a cardiac operation that scared him out of his usual laid-back persona. "It's finally fixed," Jansen, 25, said with a smile. Heading into the Dodgers' series opener against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on Tuesday, Jansen has pitched three times.
September 6, 1986 | JODY BECKER, Times Staff Writer
Jason Davey had been sleeping too much. Returning home from his job this summer at a McDonald's near his Santa Ana home, Jason, 16, would sleep all afternoon and into the next morning. Although he was born with a defect that reduced his heart rate to only 45 beats per minute, he played on Little League teams and had always kept up with his friends. In August, Jason underwent an Activitrax implant at St.
February 11, 2011 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
Fetal heart rate monitoring is a modern technology used in childbirth that has been highly debated. Some doctors feel the monitors, which measure the baby's heart rate during labor, provide valuable information. Others, including some studies, suggest electronic monitors are unnecessary and were adapted without concrete evidence that they're helpful. Research published Saturday comes down on the side of using monitors. Scientists examined data from the National Birth Cohort of more than 1.9 million U.S. births in which a singleĀ  baby was delivered.
June 15, 2011 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blog
Men with cardiovascular disease often wonder whether sexual activity might be dangerous for them, potentially triggering a heart attack in the midst of the excitement, or whether the exercise might actually be good for the heart. A new review by the Harvard Men's Health Watch indicates that, as exercise, sex is probably not very helpful, but it is also most likely not very dangerous either. Careful studies have shown that about one in every 100 heart attacks is related to sexual activity; for fatal arrhythmias, the rate is about one in 200. For a healthy 50-year-old man, the risk of having a heart attack in any one hour is about one in a million; sexual activity doubles the risk, but that risk is still just two in a million.
November 24, 2003 | Roy M. Wallack
Stationary bikes have been a gym mainstay for nearly 50 years, outlasting many trendier rivals. These bikes are also the third-most popular choice for people buying aerobic equipment for home use. The equipment ranges in sophistication from economical training stands that let you use your own road or mountain bike to high-tech versions that may make you feel like a human lab rat. Here are some choices.
August 2, 2004 | Kelly Young, Times Staff Writer
Even a single session of moderate exercise can improve heart health for at least a day, a new study suggests. It's no secret that frequent and intense exercise can improve heart function, but this is the first time scientists have tested the heart's response to a single, less intense bout of exercise. For this study, 11 healthy young men spent 60 minutes on an exercise bicycle, pedaling at a rate at which they could easily hold a conversation.
August 31, 2003 | From Associated Press
Barry Bonds looked up and pointed toward the sky, just as he does after every home run. But this was no ordinary homer. His heart told him so. Overwhelmed by emotion after connecting for a home run in his first game back after his father's death, Bonds later left the San Francisco Giants' 2-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday because of an accelerated heart rate. "It's tough. I lost my coach," Bonds said. His father, Bobby, died Aug.
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