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July 27, 2010
Hip and knee replacement surgery is supposed to alleviate pain and allow people to move better and lead a more active lifestyle. A new study published recently in the journal Orthopedics shows that could be the case, because weight loss may be one side effect of getting new knees and hips. Researchers looked at pre- and post-surgery weight in 196 randomly selected patients who had hip or knee replacement surgery from 2005 to 2007 due to osteoarthritis. Their body mass index was noted before surgery, and patients were followed for an average 20 months.
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WORLD
October 3, 2011 | By Vincent Bevins, Los Angeles Times
Teenagers in black jeans and hoodies sit sipping vodka on the sidewalk. At a venue down a few blocks of graffiti-covered walls, a man in a shark costume belts out rock songs. Outside a dance club, well-paid fashion designers mingle with street punks and transvestite prostitutes. It's far from the tropical sun, sex and samba image of Brazil that looms large in the mind of tourists. Rapid change is gripping Brazil, especially Sao Paulo, the largest city in South America and the most expensive in the Western Hemisphere.
HEALTH
January 16, 2012 | By Jean Koch, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It was a November evening when darkness comes early, and my husband and I were going to our grandson's birthday party. The entrance to the house was unlit and the walk was bumpy. We had almost reached the gate when I made my grand fall, missing a step and landing on my left hip on the concrete. Many hands helped me up, but I was unable to put weight on my left leg. After a glass of wine, I felt no pain. So it was on with the party. The next morning I had a light breakfast: one tangerine from our tree, one poached egg and a cup of decaf.
SPORTS
August 17, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
PITTSBURGH — Tests on Jerry Hairston Jr.'s sore left hip showed "no glaring tear, nothing big" and the utility man is feeling "a lot better," Dodgers head trainer Sue Falsone said Thursday. Hairston, 36, was put on the 15-day disabled list Monday after the hip problem, which had been bothering him for several weeks, grew considerably worse. The test results were "definitely encouraging," but the Dodgers were sending the results to two hip specialists "so they can take a second and third look at it, just to make sure we're not missing anything," Falsone said.
HEALTH
February 9, 2013 | Melinda Fulmer
Think of the scorpion reach as one of your favorite hip-opening yoga moves on steroids. It's challenging, but it leaves you feeling strong and limber and ready for anything. Fitness expert Mike Fitch uses it as a dynamic warm-up in his new Animal Flow body-weight resistance class at Equinox gyms. -- What it does The total body exercise stretches your hips, spine and legs as it strengthens your shoulders and tones your abdominal muscles. -- What to do Start in an elevated plank position with your body in one long straight line.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2004 | Lynell George, Times Staff Writer
You'd have thought it was one of the other life-or-death issues currently bedeviling us, like war, stem cells, gay marriage or the red state/blue state post-mortem. But what had people gnashing their teeth, if not altogether up in arms the other night at Westwood's W Hotel, wasn't what was happening in Iraq or in Ivory Coast or, for that matter, Ohio. To hear writer John Leland tell it, it was a different bend on the culture wars.
SPORTS
September 18, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Clayton Kershaw visited an orthopedic surgeon in New York on Tuesday, but he and the Dodgers didn't offer many details about what he was told about his ailing right hip. After the Dodgers' series-opening game against the Washington Nationals was declared a rainout, the team released a vague and carefully worded 127-word statement that said Kershaw has an impingement in his hip and is soliciting the opinions of other specialists ...
SPORTS
September 15, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Recalling details from the Dodgers' come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night, Manager Don Mattingly had to fight back tears. There was Luis Cruz's two-out double that tied the score in the ninth inning and Juan Rivera's follow-up single that won it. But the play that made Mattingly particularly emotional was a play Matt Kemp made on defense in the top of that inning, on which he crashed into the center field wall, fell down, chased down the ball and threw out Yadier Molina at third base to prevent a triple.
SPORTS
July 10, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
Bo Jackson, one of the most celebrated athletes of his generation, transcended the sporting world and became a pop culture icon. His Nike commercials turned "Bo knows" into a catchphrase, playing off Jackson's ability to perform outrageous feats in multiple sports. Jackson won the 1985 Heisman Trophy as a running back at Auburn, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected him with the first pick in the 1986 NFL draft. The Bucs told him to choose football over baseball, but he signed instead with the Kansas City Royals.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2009 | Gina Piccalo
Ted Danson strolled along Santa Monica Beach, a bit overdressed among the sneaker-and-sandal crowd in his crisp button-down and dark blazer draped elegantly over one shoulder. As he studied the horizon, an incognito Dave Chappelle caught his eye and Danson deftly sidestepped a clutch of oncoming tourists to present himself before the comedian. "How are you?" he asked, offering his hand and tilting that closely cropped snow-white head of his. "You are like a hero in my family." Chappelle, dressed for a jog, looked braced for Ashton Kutcher and the "Punk'd" crew.
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