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October 4, 1985 | ARMANDO ACUNA, Times Staff Writer
A new study by researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine has found that people with atherosclerosis in their legs are 7 1/2 times more likely to die of cardiovascular diseases than people who don't have such fatty deposits in their legs. The results of the study, if confirmed by follow-up analysis, would give doctors yet another way of finding out whether their patients are in danger of suffering heart attacks and strokes.
April 27, 2014 | By Veronica Rocha
A cyclist whose right leg was partially amputated after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver near Griffith Park last year said he has a new mission in life. Damian Kevitt was left wounded, but he remains resilient as he works to shed light on a traffic-safety issue plaguing several Los Angeles County cities - hit-and-run collisions. "It's not only about me. An entire city is starting to galvanize around the idea that it's unacceptable to hit and run," he told Times Community News.
September 16, 1990 | BARBARA THORNBURG
Not since the miniskirted '60s have legs been so exuberant, with hosiery the essential accessory for this season's shorter skirts. Leggings and tights, the body-closest wrapping of fall's multilayered look, fit smoothly under anything from a big sweater or jacket to a tailored suit. They can even be worn over each other: Oscar de la Renta mixed new colors by layering three pairs of semisheer tights.
April 21, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
DALLAS - If there's a line of sportsmanship that shouldn't be crossed, Ryan Getzlaf's judgment is that you shouldn't throw a left hook at a guy whose face is severely stitched up. Yet, that and other unwritten rules were fudged Monday night by the Dallas Stars, whose reward of a 3-0 Game 3 victory over the Ducks at American Airlines Center probably means the hostilities and punchiness will escalate. The Ducks' lead in the first-round Western Conference series was cut to 2-1 with Game 4 in Texas on Wednesday night.
February 16, 2013 | By Melinda Fulmer
You don't need weights to get a challenging leg workout. The prone hamstring curl, demonstrated here by celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak and featured on his "Harley's Hollywood Workout" video game, can bring the burn without them. What it does This exercise tones your hamstrings, the muscles that run along the backs of your thighs. The propped up-prone position creates a situation of "passive insufficiency," Pasternak says, tightening the hamstrings and therefore creating an intense muscle contraction with very little movement.
July 11, 2011 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blog
Spanish surgeons said Monday that they had performed the world's first double-leg transplant, giving an accident victim two new legs. Experts said it will be a month at least before the team will know if the procedure was a success. If the legs should be rejected, however, that will probably happen almost immediately, they said. The still-unidentified patient lost both legs above the knee in an accident. An earlier attempt to fit him with two artificial legs failed because the patient did not have enough of his own legs remaining to use the prostheses successfully.
July 7, 2012 | By Melinda Fulmer, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Yoga is a great way for athletes of any stripe to build lean muscle and improve their balance. No knowledge of Sanskrit is necessary. Crescent reps, demonstrated by Tamal Dodge, co-founder of Santa Monica's Yoga Collective and the yogi behind Element's "Hatha & Flow Yoga for Beginners" DVD, are a great way to tone the legs and get the body warmed up for other exercise. What it does The movement in this pose gets your heart rate up at the same time you're working your glutes and hamstrings.
April 16, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
BOSTON - When the call came for trauma surgeons to report to the ER at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. George Velmahos was uniquely prepared to deal with the crisis. Velmahos, 51, a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and a leader of the trauma team at Mass General, trained in South Africa treating blast victims and later worked for a decade treating trauma patients at L.A. County-USC Medical Center until 2004. On Sunday, he had just pulled a shift in the ER treating victims of a stabbing, a shooting and a car crash.
July 7, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Bipedal robots, in general, are a pretty stilted bunch. Their movements are overarticulated, they wobble, they topple, and when faced with an obstacle -- even one as slight as a slope change -- they often can't overcome it. But that may soon change. This week, researchers from the Univeristy of Arizona published a paper in the Journal of Neural Engineering that describes the development of a new type of robot legs that mimic the neuromuscular architecture of human walking.
July 16, 2013 | By David Wharton
While much of the British Open field has spent the past few days playing practice rounds, Jordan Spieth is still trying to catch his breath. The 19-year-old qualified at the last possible moment by winning the John Deere Classic in a playoff Sunday, his first PGA Tour victory. Then he hopped on a jet and flew overnight across the Atlantic. "I play 18 tomorrow," he said Tuesday. "I just couldn't do it today. My legs were still trying to recover. " In the meantime, Spieth has been catching up on sleep, walking around town and doing laundry.
April 21, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
WASHINGTON  - On a night that was supposed to be a showcase for the transcendent talents of two of baseball's brightest young stars - Angels center fielder Mike Trout, 22, and Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper, 21 - two old guys ruled. First baseman Albert Pujols, the 34-year-old slugger with the heavy legs, made a nifty defensive play to cut down a run in the fourth inning and got frisky on the bases in the eighth, sparking a four-run rally with, of all things, a stolen base, his first since July 7. And Raul Ibanez, the 41-year-old designated hitter who has looked every bit his age this season with the exception of a few clutch hits, delivered a two-out, pinch-hit, three-run double in the eighth to lift the Angels to a 4-2 come-from-behind victory in Nationals Park.
April 20, 2014 | By Stacey Leasca
Just a few blocks from the Boston Marathon finish line, people were lined up Saturday, awaiting the arrival of a quartet of unusual healers. The foursome is part of a corps with an amazing ability to calm and comfort people deeply shaken by violence or disaster just by being themselves -- dogs. People milled around the entrance to the First Lutheran Church of Boston, which sits close to the end of the race route, the site of last year's bombings. The church remained open throughout Marathon Monday 2013.
April 15, 2014 | By Jeff Bauman
It is a weekend for working around the house. My fiancee, Erin, and I have the baby's room to paint and some IKEA furniture to assemble. I roll out of bed early - 10:30 - and get into my wheelchair. Erin is already making coffee in the kitchen. "I started the first wall," she says. "I love that gray. " Erin never bugs me about sleeping late. For a few months after I was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, I often slept 15 hours a day. The doctors said my body needed to heal.
March 30, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
Upon further review . . . Teammates were more than impressed with Kings goalie Jonathan Quick's incredible kick save on Blake Wheeler with just under a minute remaining in their 4-2 win over Winnipeg on Saturday night. Quick was on his stomach and kicked his right leg back to make the save on Wheeler, who was shooting from a sharp angle from the right corner. The view on the ice was one thing. But it looked even better when the Kings were finally able to watch the replays afterward.
March 29, 2014 | By Carla Hall
So much ado about leggings. Blogger Charlotte Allen recently took to task the overly sensitive parents of middle schoolers who were outraged that the administration of Haven Middle School in Evanston, Ill., seemed to be banning short-shorts, leggings, yoga pants and skinny jeans on girls because they were too distracting to middle school boys. The parents contended that such an edict essentially said it was the girls' responsibility not to entice hormone-addled middle school boys.
March 27, 2014 | By Charlotte Allen, guest blogger
A middle school in Evanston, Ill., has issued a new dress code barring girls from wearing shorts, leggings and yoga pants to school, on the grounds that the leg-displaying garments are “distracting” to boys. Well, yeah. Google “ leggings images ” or, especially, “yoga pants images ,” and you'll see exactly what I mean. Especially if you have ever been - or been around - a boy between the ages of 11 and 14, the usual age range for middle school. But judging from the reaction of the feminist media - and here's what's really surprising, some parents of the kids in question - you'd think that the school, Haven Middle School, had decided to require head-to-toe burkas.
March 7, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
In the fourth quarter against Milwaukee on Wednesday, the Clippers' Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford found themselves on a fast break with no defenders near, so Crawford decided to get a bit fancy. As he got to the basket, he went airborne, flipping the ball through his legs then over his shoulder to a trailing Griffin, who used a windmill dunk to slam it home. It was a stunning sequence, one that even Crawford said deserves an award. "I think we could push that for an ESPY," he said.
September 20, 1999
An early morning traffic stop in Rowland Heights erupted in gunfire Sunday, leaving a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy seriously wounded in both legs. The incident occurred about 12:45 a.m. in the 1600 block of Greenport Avenue at Colima Road when deputies stopped a car with expired license plates that was being driven erratically, said Deputy Solis Cruz. A passenger ran from the vehicle and into an apartment complex on Greenport Avenue.
March 26, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Super Bowl champion quarterback Russell Wilson has a cameo appearance in the upcoming "Entourage" movie. Sounds like a fun idea, right? Well, what did your mom always tell you about playing ball on the set of a popular TV show turned feature film? That's right. It's all fun and games till someone gets hurt. In this case, that someone is Kevin Connolly, who plays Eric Murphy on the long-running HBO series due to make its big-screen debut next summer. During filming in Los Angeles, Connolly broke his leg in two places while catching passes from the Seattle Seahawks quarterback.
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