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HEALTH
August 2, 1999 | Kathy Smith
Until a few decades ago, the causes of heart disease were not well understood. Physicians, who often prescribed bed rest for their heart patients, blamed genetics and age. Thankfully, we've since come to understand that coronary artery disease is largely the result of lifestyle choices--which is why people like me spend so much time trying to get everyone to make healthier choices. Well, now I've got another bandwagon to stand on. And you can blame Dr.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1992
Please excuse me from joining in on the media-led outcry over "Passportgate." If the roles were reversed, and a Democratic State Department unearthed some dirt on a Republican, the media would trumpet the contents of the revelation and ignore the legality or ethics of the release of this information, let alone the searching for it. A couple of examples that support this hypothesis are the politically motivated release of then-Gov. Ronald Reagan's tax return, and the "leak" of Anita Hill's confidential testimony.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1993
It is my calculation that the dangerous equation involving the world's current arms deals ("Arms Race, Round 2," March 23) and the Defense Department's cutbacks and military base closures equals a solution of possible catastrophic proportions. How many times do we have to learn the painful lessons of the past that inadequate defenses, or weak international posture, often results in breaches of security. Part of this equation is not so much a negative commentary on the aggressive nature of man as it is a simple fact of truth that should be heeded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1991
Again, another hackneyed column by John Kenneth Galbraith in The Times ("The Price of Comfort," Opinion, Jan. 6) with the usual reverent references to John Maynard Keynes. The economic/political indictments of the Reagan-Bush administrations fail to note the liberal/Democrat-controlled Congress "spend-spend-spend" role in the dramatic "creditor-to-debtor" reversal of the U.S. world economic posture in just over 10 years. As the Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics Emeritus at Harvard University, Galbraith and his professorial ilk taught the jocks who totally lacked business ethics and morality and who raped the S&Ls, perpetuated the philosophy of profit at any price and peddled junk bonds to the unsuspecting and devastated companies trying to protect themselves from mergers and acquisitions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1986
Recently some members of the California Legislature have questioned the wisdom and authority of the governor to send members of the National Guard overseas for training. These legislators ignore the fact that today's Total Force requirements place more responsibility on America's Reserve Forces than ever before. For the first time in its 350 years, the Guard is accepted as a full partner in national defense; and with this comes a tremendous responsibility, as well as added strength, funds and equipment.
HEALTH
December 4, 2006 | Jeannine Stein, Times Staff Writer
FORGET all that nagging about sitting up straight. The healthiest position for the back, it turns out, might be a comfortable 135-degree angle. "Everybody says, 'Mind your posture,' but sitting at 90 degrees is not good," nor is slouching forward, says Waseem Bashir, clinical research fellow in musculoskeletal radiology at the University of Alberta in Canada. He and other researchers examined 22 healthy people with no history of back pain or surgery.
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