July 8, 2010 |
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday cautioned consumers against using quinine for leg cramps, warning that the drug could cause severe side effects, including death. Quinine, sold in this country under the brand name Qualaquin, is approved for treatment of uncomplicated malaria, but has a long history of use as a remedy for leg cramps, especially at night. In many countries, it is sold over the counter. Studies have shown that it can reduce the incidence of cramps by one-third to one-half but that as many as one in every 25 users can suffer serious side effects.
July 3, 1999 |
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.
September 3, 2005 |
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.
February 26, 2007 |
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.
April 17, 2007 |
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.
March 8, 2007 |
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.
March 13, 2005 |
Sacramento King center Brad Miller will be out at least a month after breaking his left leg during a light shooting drill Saturday. Miller, a two-time All-Star, missed Sacramento's last six games because of a bruised calf. He was expected to return for today's game against Houston but broke his fibula in a non-contact drill. Team doctors say the bone will take up to six weeks to heal. The playoffs begin in six weeks, and the Kings aren't sure whether he'll be ready.
June 17, 2004 |
Britney Spears is checking out of the Onyx Hotel. The knee injury she suffered last week during a late-night video shoot will put her out of commission for at least four months, causing the cancellation of 35 dates on the next leg of her "Onyx Hotel" tour, which was to have resumed Tuesday. She'll wear a brace for at least six weeks and then undergo eight to 12 weeks of physical therapy, a spokesperson said.
October 26, 2003 |
Kobe Bryant wore a sleeveless shirt off the bus Friday night, so perhaps he is beginning to feel better about a body that deflated on him over a sedentary summer. Two exhibition games into his comeback from knee surgery, however, it is clear to the Lakers that Bryant wasn't exaggerating when he said he hadn't worked out after his early-summer surgeries.