September 22, 2013 |
What's the worst that could happen? The Green Bay Packers found out Sunday in one of the wildest sequences of Week 3. Protecting a three-point lead and hoping to get another score - and run out the clock with four minutes left - the Packers thought they had a first down at the Cincinnati 29. The Bengals challenged, however, and replays showed Green Bay was just short. So on fourth and inches at the 30, Packers rookie Johnathan Franklin took a handoff up the middle but was stopped and stripped of the ball.
September 18, 2013 |
It's infuriating to chronic pain sufferers to be told their pain is "all in the head. " But a new study offers strong evidence that even before a person experiences an injury, the likelihood that the resulting pain will become chronic can be predicted by examining the brain's "white matter" -- the bundles of fatty fibers that carry electrical impulses between the brain's hemispheres and among its dense network of cells and structures. The new research, published Tuesday in the journal Pain, suggests that variations in brain structure could help identify people who, once injured, are more vulnerable to becoming chronic pain sufferers.
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September 17, 2013 |
"Now You See Me," which became a surprise hit when it was released in theaters in May, is topping charts in home entertainment. For the week ended Sept. 7, it was the bestselling DVD and Blu-ray title in its first week on retail shelves, according to Rentrak. The Summit Entertainment film, which stars Jesse Eisenberg, follows a team of investigators as they pursue a group of bank-robbing illusionists. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll "Now You See Me" was also the top video-on-demand title and reached No. 1 on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu and Xbox during the last week, noted Lionsgate, which owns Summit. At the box office, the film grossed $117 million domestically and more than $200 million internationally.
September 15, 2013 |
Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly was strangely coy Sunday when talking about Yasiel Puig's hip injury, saying before the game that the rookie outfielder could be out of the starting lineup "between a day and two weeks. " He repeated that after the game even though Puig pinch-hit, making the last out of the game by grounding to shortstop with the bases loaded. "It's still a two-week time frame," Mattingly said. "It's still between a game and two weeks. " Puig was more direct, saying he came to the ballpark early Sunday to get treatment for hip pain that flared up Saturday.
September 10, 2013 |
Patients should not be prescribed long-acting or extended-release opioid pain relievers unless they need daily, round-the-clock treatment of their pain that can't be managed by any other means, the Food and Drug Administration has told physicians. The new guidelines are to be included on the labels and patient information sheets of all prescription opioid pain relievers that dissolve slowly after taken. Along with a call for new research aimed at identifying what doses and modes of use are most likely to harm patients, the revised labels are the latest step taken by the agency to stem a growing epidemic of opioid abuse and addiction in the United States.
September 8, 2013
Question: My husband flew to Denver to participate in a bicycle trip around Yellowstone Park. The round-trip airfare was $422. He suffered a fracture of the pelvis. To get him home from Cody, Wyo., the airline charged us a total of $1,362. I am so stunned that I don't quite know what to say. To me this is a total rip-off, and I really need someone to explain to me why this is OK. Anne L. Stowell Los Angeles Answer: I can explain why this happened, but I cannot explain why it's OK unless I channel the greedmeisters at many U.S. airlines.
September 7, 2013 |
An injury plagued season in which Peter Bourjos spent more time on the disabled list than the active roster will end - fittingly, it seems - with surgery. The Angels center fielder, one of the team's top hitters in April and June, will have a pin inserted in his broken right wrist, probably this week. Bourjos, who suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch in Houston on June 29, will be able to resume baseball activities in about two months. “It's pretty frustrating,” Bourjos said before Saturday night's game against the Texas Rangers.
September 7, 2013
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September 6, 2013 |
Joyce Maynard was intrigued when filmmaker Shane Salerno first came calling with his interest in interviewing her for his documentary on J.D. Salinger. Naturally, Maynard was cautious considering she is a well-regarded author of eight novels and a series of memoirs yet is still probably best known for her relationship with Salinger, which she documented in her 1998 memoir, "At Home in the World. " Yet Salerno, who began courting Maynard seven or eight years ago, kept at it until Maynard agreed to be interviewed in her home in California in 2007.