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HEALTH
March 19, 2007 | Janet Cromley, Times Staff Writer
THAT leggy friend who looks better than you in shorts also burns fuel more efficiently while walking or running, a researcher has found. Herman Pontzer, a biological anthropologist at Washington University in St. Louis, made this discovery while testing a mathematical model for calculating energy costs for locomotion. He found that a tall person walking the same distance as a short person of identical weight and gait burns fewer calories, because longer legs are more efficient.
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HEALTH
June 28, 2010 | By Judy Foreman, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The symptoms of restless legs syndrome sound so bizarre — creepy-crawly feelings and an uncontrollable urge to move the legs, especially at bedtime — that, until recently, many sufferers have simply not been believed. Ron Blum, 38, a Boston e-mail marketer who got RLS as a 7-year-old, recalls that the minute he lay down and tried to sleep, "my left leg felt like it had to go for a walk." Though he never told his parents, he'd get up and walk for hours in circles. It wasn't until years later that a friend heard about RLS. "He called me up and said, 'Ron, I know what you have.
NEWS
January 15, 1999 | BARBARA THOMAS
During NBC's premiere of "Providence," Dr. Sydney Hansen brags about bobbing a Hollywood starlet's nose. Where has she been? The hot plastic surgery these days is below the waist--calf augmentations, to be exact--and is performed to round out so-called chicken legs. According to Dr. Sean Younai of Encino, some people have tight fascia (the "stocking" around the muscle), which prevents their muscles from getting bigger.
SPORTS
July 3, 1999 | Associated Press
Charismatic continues to improve from surgery for leg fractures suffered in the Belmont Stakes that could have proved fatal. "In terms of severity, and on a scale of one to 10, it was a 9," said Dr. Celeste Kunz, whose quick reaction help saved the life of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner. "The fracture was dangerously displaced," she said Friday at news conference at Belmont Park. "If it had broken through the skin, the prognosis would have been lowered significantly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2001
One of the milestones in a child's life is the first day of school. The early years shape children's lives forever, determining among other things their life's work, income levels and chances for opportunity and success. That's why Santa Ana Unified School District Supt. Al Mijares' realistic proposal to add one more year of kindergarten for students who need the extra preparation is so important--and deserving of serious consideration.
SPORTS
September 3, 2005 | From Associated Press
Backup quarterback Jeff Garcia of the Detroit Lions will be sidelined at least six weeks after breaking his left leg during Friday night's 21-7 exhibition victory over the Buffalo Bills at Orchard Park, N.Y. Lion Coach Steve Mariucci said X-rays revealed Garcia broke his fibula, but he also fears the player might have severely hurt his ankle.
HEALTH
February 26, 2007 | Karen Voight
Here's a good core move that exercises the muscles in your back and abdominals while stretching your hips. When starting out, do this exercise with bent knees. As you get stronger and feel more comfortable with the move, progress to straightening your legs. --- 1) Lie on your back with your arms out to the sides so that your body forms a T position. Turn your palms up. Bend your knees toward your chest or straighten your legs for more intensity.
NATIONAL
April 17, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. Jon Corzine underwent another operation in Camden on the leg that was broken in a highway crash. The hourlong surgery at Cooper University Hospital, performed to clean out the 6-inch wound created when his left femur broke, was "uneventful," said Andrew Poag, a spokesman for the governor. Corzine remained in critical but stable condition. He also broke 12 ribs, his collarbone and chest bone and suffered some other, more minor injuries in Thursday's accident.
SPORTS
March 8, 2007 | Mike Digiovanna, Times Staff Writer
Angels Manager Mike Scioscia showed no leniency toward Bud Black, his former pitching coach who is in his first year as San Diego's manager. Scioscia played what is expected to be his opening-day lineup for six innings of the Angels' 6-4 exhibition victory over the Padres on Wednesday. Howie Kendrick had a triple, and his run-scoring double capped a four-run sixth inning. Orlando Cabrera and Vladimir Guerrero each doubled.
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