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SPORTS
April 10, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
  PORTLAND, Ore. - If you had to trace the arc of Steve Nash's season of disappointment, you would start here. His tenure as a Laker wasn't even a game and a half old when Portland's Damian Lillard kneed the veteran point guard in the left leg on Halloween night, giving Nash's teammates a major scare. Nash was expected to miss only about a week because of a small fracture in his left leg but in fact sat out nearly two months after developing nerve damage. It was emblematic of a season of unforeseen complications that preceded Nash's return to the Rose Garden on Wednesday night.
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SPORTS
September 28, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
It's a line Steve Nash would rather leave off a resume that includes two most-valuable-player awards, 10,249 assists and a record 90.4% accuracy on free throws. He's now the oldest player in the NBA. "It's not a privilege I ever really dreamed about," the 39-year-old said Saturday while encircled by reporters during Lakers media day. "It's pretty strange and I guess surreal in a way. " PHOTOS: Lakers Media Day That would make it like everything else Nash has experienced since becoming a Laker.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1988 | MICHAEL BOWKER, Michael Bowker is a Placerville, Calif., free-lance writer
Restoring sensation and use to limbs paralyzed by nerve damage has been one of medicine's greatest challenges. Although physicians can reattach severed or crushed nerves by using microsurgery techniques, such a damaged limb rarely fully recovers. Scar tissue often blocks the patch of the nerve sensations, and the nerve endings themselves rarely reattach themselves properly.
NEWS
October 26, 1994 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Mass' appearance lays bare what he has endured. The skin on his face is smoother now, no longer the charcoal black it was before the grafts or the blotchy red that followed. His arms are a donors' medley of white, pink and brown. And from a distance the bandage over his chest looks like a T-shirt. The Nov. 2 brush fire that raged through Topanga Canyon seared 90% of his body.
NATIONAL
March 8, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Researchers have found a whole new level of damage in babies born to mothers who drank heavily during pregnancy -- this time to the nerves in their arms and legs. The study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, is the first to look beyond the well-known damage to the brain and spinal cord in babies of mothers who drink and to find damage outside the central nervous system.
SCIENCE
January 21, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Impotence drugs such as Viagra and Cialis can increase the risk of eye damage in men who have a history of heart disease or high blood pressure, researchers reported Tuesday in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. In a small study, scientists at the University of Alabama in Birmingham found that men who had suffered a heart attack were 10 times more likely to have a form of optic nerve damage called nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy if they had been taking anti-impotence pills.
NEWS
April 24, 1992 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was no reading, writing or arithmetic Thursday morning at Joshua Tree Elementary School, a dusty collection of prefabricated buildings overlooking one of the many earthquake faults that crisscross this high desert outpost. Nearly half of the school's 750 boys and girls never showed up for class, their parents too afraid to let them out of their sight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2001 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Florida surgeon accused Rampart Division police officers Tuesday of pulling him over on the Santa Monica Freeway last month because he is black and handcuffing him so tightly that he suffered nerve damage in his wrists. Dr. Angelo E. Gousse, a urology specialist who also teaches at the University of Miami medical school, filed a claim Tuesday against the Los Angeles Police Department, accusing officers of racial profiling and excessive force.
NEWS
June 21, 1992 | LYNNE PATE, COLUMBIA NEWS SERVICE
A man in his early 70s hadn't spoken in two years, for reasons unknown to his doctors. Then Connie Tomaino, a music therapist, noticed he was listening to the Yiddish folk songs she played for him and her other neurologically impaired geriatric patients. Soon, whenever she played the folk songs he began to cry. Then he started to hum along with the music. After two months he began to speak.
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