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July 31, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Physical examinations will replace saliva samples for verifying the gender of athletes at next month's world track and field championships in Tokyo, the sport's governing body said in London.
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February 8, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez, This post has been updated. See below for the details
PHOENIX -- The Dodgers appear to be close to a deal with veteran left-hander Paul Maholm. [UPDATED, 4:06 p.m.: The Dodgers announced they have signed Maholm to a one-year, major-league contract. ] Maholm was among the Dodgers pitchers and catchers to undergo physical examinations Saturday at the team's spring training complex. Maholm declined to speak to reporters and the Dodgers wouldn't confirm they have a deal with him. The contract figures to be a minor-league deal.
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February 8, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez, This post has been updated. See below for the details
PHOENIX -- The Dodgers appear to be close to a deal with veteran left-hander Paul Maholm. [UPDATED, 4:06 p.m.: The Dodgers announced they have signed Maholm to a one-year, major-league contract. ] Maholm was among the Dodgers pitchers and catchers to undergo physical examinations Saturday at the team's spring training complex. Maholm declined to speak to reporters and the Dodgers wouldn't confirm they have a deal with him. The contract figures to be a minor-league deal.
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November 24, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers are close to signing former All-Star Dan Haren, who could add depth to the battered back end of their rotation. Haren agreed to a one-year, $10-million contract that includes a vesting option for 2015, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity because the deal is pending a physical examination. The contract could be finalized as early as Monday. Haren is coming off the two worst seasons of his career. He was 12-13 with a 4.33 earned-run average with the Angels in 2012 and 10-14 with a 4.67 ERA with the Washington Nationals this year.
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October 2, 1989 | JEAN MERL, Times Education Writer
In his nine years as a chiropractor, Tim Ursich has performed physical examinations on aspiring athletes, deciding whether the youths are fit to participate in sports at such high schools as Rolling Hills on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Bishop Montgomery in Torrance and Redondo Union in Redondo Beach.
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September 25, 1996 | ERIC SHEPARD and RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Amy Joyce received her wake-up call loud and clear the last two weeks after reading countless stories about the football-related deaths of two Southland high school players. So at a cost of $1,500 to her family, Joyce has scheduled her son, Cody, a senior wide receiver and defensive back at Hart High in Newhall, to undergo an extensive physical examination today. Hart is one of the area's top teams, and Cody, a top college prospect, seldom leaves the field during a game.
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October 3, 1989 | JEAN MERL, Times Staff Writer
Facing stiff opposition from area medical doctors, the California Chiropractic Assn. on Monday derailed its own campaign to get the Los Angeles Unified School District to accept sports screening physical examinations by chiropractors. The Board of Education had been scheduled to vote on a proposal to change school district rules to allow chiropractors and some other licensed medical practitioners to perform the exams that are required for all students who participate in athletics.
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May 25, 1991 | LILY ENG
The Orange County Grand Jury has recommended that school districts bar first-graders from classes if they have not been medically screened. Under state law, children who enter the first grade must undergo a health screening. However, the state law does not have enforcement provisions that would forbid children to attend school if they don't receive the exams. The screenings catch medical problems such as hearing loss that could affect a child's ability to learn.
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August 6, 1990 | TONY MARCANO TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly 10,000 children in Orange County entered first grade last year without proof of taking a state-mandated physical examination, in many cases because of widespread abuse of a loophole that allows parents to waive the exam for religious or cultural reasons.
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May 7, 1991 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scores of Los Angeles County's poor and the homeless have been unfairly denied welfare benefits after being ordered into work programs that they cannot complete because physical disabilities make the work painful or impossible, advocates for the indigent say.
HEALTH
April 23, 2007 | Laura Sessions Stepp, Washington Post
As boys grow up and become sexually active, they cut back on regular visits to the doctor, sometimes for reasons of cost and lack of health insurance. But a new study cites another factor: boys' beliefs about what it means to be a man. The study of 15- to 19-year-olds, led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, suggests that young men view visits to a healthcare provider as a sign of weakness.
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July 12, 2004 | Hilary E. MacGregor, Times Staff Writer
What do you get for a $7,500 executive physical? Doug Shafer, a stressed-out Napa Valley vintner, was willing to fork over the cash to find out. At 7:35 a.m. on a recent Wednesday, Shafer pulled a black BMW X5 into a reserved parking space at St. Helena Hospital, a regional medical center overlooking vineyards. A nurse escorted him to his room, where every detail was personalized. The medical staff wore blue, his favorite color. His room was blue too.
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September 6, 2002 | LAUREN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 20 years, football players from Encino Crespi High lined the hallways and crowded the examination rooms of Dr. Richard Ferkel's Van Nuys medical office on a Saturday in August for what had become a rite of summer: an assembly line-style medical screening that allowed them to participate in sports.
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May 27, 2002 | ROSIE MESTEL
Hang around with 10,000 microbiologists for a spell and you'll learn a whole bunch of things about bacteria that cause disease--and bacteria that make cheese, whiffy bacteria that grow in marshes and clever ones that chomp up pollution and plastics. Among the reports from the American Society for Microbiology's annual meet (this year in Salt Lake City): Putting iron in deodorants might help control body odor, because iron inhibits the microbes that turn sweat acrid.
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May 13, 2002 | JANE E. ALLEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The high cost of health care is keeping a "significant minority" of American women from getting the medical care they need, according to a new national survey. About one in four U.S. women skipped or delayed needed health care in the course of a year, while more than one in five couldn't afford to fill at least one prescription during that time. Fewer men reported the same barriers: 16% of men skipped or delayed care and 13% didn't fill a prescription.
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February 25, 2002 | BOB ROSENBLATT
In this age of managed care, many of us no longer have easy access to the best and brightest in medicine. Unless, of course, money is no object--or someone else is picking up the tab. If that's the case, you might get to experience something called the "executive physical." For $2,000 and up, you can spend two days getting poked and prodded, undergoing a battery of tests and talking at length to a top-notch doctor about your eating habits, family medical history and exercise routine.
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May 13, 1990 | LANIE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When former president Jimmy Carter's sister, Gloria Carter Spann, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December, a leading oncologist suggested that the whole family undergo tests for that type of cancer. Carter's father, James Earl Carter Sr.; his brother, Billy Carter, and his sister, Ruth Carter Stapleton, all died of pancreatic cancer. And after actress Gilda Radner died last year of ovarian cancer, New York cancer researcher H.
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April 1, 1994 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For many women, the only obstacle standing between them and a career with the Los Angeles Police Department is a six-foot wooden wall. Scaling "the wall" is one of the Police Academy's pass-fail entrance requirements, part of an intense physical exam designed to weed out the weak from the strong. Fail it and forget a badge. The wall, with its emphasis on upper body strength, is one of the biggest reasons that women are turned away from the department.
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February 11, 2002 | CHING-CHING NI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 47-year-old construction worker says his wife left him because his doctor told her a certain body part of his is "too small." How does the doctor know, and why is it relevant? Because you can't get married in China without a physical exam. Its purpose, among other things, is to determine whether couples are not only willing but also able to carry out the healthy pursuit of pleasure and procreation.
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August 12, 2001 | BEN BOLCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Inside the musty confines of the Oxnard Channel Islands High football office, two doctors and their assistants examine players in assembly-line fashion. The athletes shuffle from station to station getting their height and weight and blood pressure checked before moving on to an exam room, where the doctors listen to their hearts and conduct cursory checks for other ailments.
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