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May 26, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
The Dodgers' bench wasn't looking any deeper Sunday, particularly in the outfield. Scott Van Slyke suffered a bit of whiplash diving for a ball Saturday and was questionable, the Dodgers elected not to activate Jerry Hairston Jr. for another day and Matt Kemp was given the day off. If Van Slyke is unable to play, Kemp is the only backup outfielder. Best expect to see him at some point. Van Slyke was getting continued treatment on his neck and thought he could play. “It should loosen up as the day goes on,” Van Slyke said.
May 17, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Tina Susman
A neck tattoo on Caleb McGillvary, also known as Kai, was what helped a New Jersey resident lead police to the animated hitchhiker wanted in connection with a slaying, New Jersey prosecutors said Friday. McGillvary, 24, the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker of “Smash, smash, suh-mash!” fame, was arrested in Philadelphia on Thursday night at a Greyhound Bus stop. Authorities in Union County, New Jersey, named the couch-crashing drifter as a suspect in the death of New Jersey attorney Joseph Galfy.
April 5, 2014 | By Frank Shyong
A UCLA student suffered chest injuries and burns to his face and neck when a laboratory oven exploded Saturday evening, authorities said. The student was conducting a science experiment on the second floor of the campus engineering building at around 6 p.m. when the accident happened, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphries. The student is in fair condition at a local hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening, Humphries said. The lab has been closed off to allow fire officials to investigate, but students and staff have not been ordered to evacuate the six-story building.
November 28, 2011 | Karen Voight, Good Form
If you experience neck pain when you perform abdominal crunches lying flat on the floor, try doing this move with a small, partially deflated ball behind your back. The ball assists you in holding the correct position so you don't overuse your neck muscles. You can also use a firm pillow in place of the ball. Sit on a flat, level surface with a small, squishy ball placed behind your lower back. Bend your knees with your feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart. Begin by holding the backs of your thighs and lean back.
July 5, 2010 | By Jessie Schiewe, Los Angeles Times
The body mass index (BMI) isn't a perfect measure for obesity. Convenience and routine are on its side -- so health experts aren't likely to stop using it any time soon -- but its limitations have got some doctors thinking … . In a study published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics, researchers at the University of Michigan's Mott Children's Hospital found measurements of neck circumference to be a reliable technique...
June 17, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Nigella Lawson, the celebrity food writer and TV personality behind Food Network's "Nigella Feasts," is at the center of a controversy regarding recent paparazzi photos that show her husband Charles Saatchi's hands around her neck during an argument at a London restaurant. British police said Monday that they are investigating the photos , published Sunday by Sunday People and the Daily Mirror. The shots were taken June 9, the Mirror said. Lawson "has left the house" she shares with her husband, her rep told E!
May 12, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
It's not so much that they're making it up as they go with Adrian Gonzalez, as they are constantly ready to adjust on the fly. When you have nine players on the disabled list as the Dodgers do, including starters Hanley Ramirez and Mark Ellis, caution tends to rule the day. Not walking-on-egg-shells caution, but more watching-where-you-place-every-step caution. Gonzalez has a strained neck, and has since running into an umpire chasing a foul ball on May 1. He did not start the next three games, though he did pinch hit. He came back Monday against Arizona, but left Wednesday's game before the fifth inning after aggravating the injury.
March 23, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
More details emerged this weekend about three starving children found in a Monterey County home earlier this month. Two adults, identified as Eraca Dawn Craig, 31, and Christian Jessica Deana, 44, were arrested. They are being held on $50,000 bail. Craig once worked as a correctional officer in New Mexico, the Monterey Herald reported. They face charges of felony child cruelty and false imprisonment.  “When you've got over 30 years in the business, you've seen way too many of these types of things before.
February 29, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
Kobe Bryant played against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. Exactly how did it happen? He suffered a concussion Sunday in the All-Star game but his symptoms two days later were related to neck trauma, not a concussion, said Bryant's neurologist, Vern Williams . Williams held a brief news conference before Wednesday's tip-off to clarify his findings and detail Bryant's sometimes unsteady path after taking a hard foul from...
February 13, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
As more take up the game of billiards, doctors can expect to see more cases of "nine-ball neck," a physician predicted last week. In a letter to the Journal of the American Medical Assn., Dr. Richard Dean Smith of the John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, Calif., said the problem had come to his attention with the case of a 56-year-old occasional pool player.
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