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SCIENCE
May 14, 2012 | By Thomas H. Maugh II
This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details. A colonoscopy is a life-saving procedure, identifying polyps and early-stage tumors so they can be removed before they grow and spread. But many people refuse to undergo the procedure because they don't relish having an endoscope inserted into their body, and they don't like the preparation for the procedure, which requires drinking laxatives and spending large amounts of time in the lavatory the night before.
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SPORTS
May 31, 1989 | From Times wire services
Patrick Ewing, who led the New York Knicks to their first Atlantic Division title in almost two decades, underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee today. Dr. Norman Scott, who operated on the knee five years ago, said no new damage was found and the 7-foot center will be ready for next season. He said the procedure was similar to the one performed on point guard Mark Jackson that sidelined him for just three weeks during the season. Scott said that in addition to examining the knee, he removed some loose articular cartilage.
OPINION
September 6, 2013
Re "Who may perform abortions?," Editorial, Sept. 3 As a comprehensive women's healthcare provider, I wholeheartedly agree that Gov. Jerry Brown should sign AB 154, a bill that will greatly improve access to early abortions in California. Timely access to reproductive healthcare services greatly improves the well-being of women and families. Terminating a pregnancy early is an extremely safe medical procedure, but even in California, women in rural areas have trouble accessing abortion care.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1994
I consider Katherine Dowling's anti-abortion article, "No Choice for Hospitals" (Commentary, July 20), confusing and lacking in relevant information. While I am sure it is true that more than 20% of abortions in this country are done after the first trimester, Dowling does not mention that the vast majority are done before the third trimester, when the procedure is done only if the life of the mother is endangered. She also completely fails to mention the increased maternal mortality that would occur if safe abortions were unavailable and they were performed by untrained personnel.
SPORTS
May 12, 2011 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Kendrys Morales will not be rescuing the Angels offense this season. The first baseman has elected to undergo a second surgery on the left ankle he broke last May 29, a procedure that will sideline the slugger for all of 2011. General Manager Tony Reagins, flanked by Morales and team physician Lewis Yocum, made the announcement in the Angel Stadium press dining room during the second inning of the Angels' 6-4 loss against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. "It's definitely a challenge for us not having Kendrys in the middle of the lineup; it's definitely a significant blow," Reagins said.
WORLD
April 22, 2014 | By Laura King
DEYARB BOQTARES, Egypt - By all accounts, Soheir Bataa was a bright and lively girl. At 13, she was diligent in her schoolwork, with her math teacher recalling an eager pupil. On her run-down street in this Nile Delta village, she could often be seen hoisting a neighborhood toddler onto a skinny hip. Until her parents decided that Soheir would be taken to a nearby clinic - really just the upper floor of a house on a dead-end dirt lane - where a doctor who doubled as a mosque preacher was known for performing a procedure called thara . The term, alluding to cleansing or purifying, means the cutting away of a girl's external genitalia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1995
A strong exception is taken to the article in the Oct. 14 Orange County edition ("New to the Joint: Cartilage Growth Method Offers Knee Patients Relief") regarding joint cartilage transplantation. This article touted the positive aspects of this procedure, in which defects in cartilage of the knee have been filled with laboratory-grown cartilage cells but failed to point out the experimental nature and possible negative aspects of the treatment. The hype for this procedure stems from a Swedish study in which 16 cases were performed.
BUSINESS
May 17, 1989
A Your Wheels column on May 4 recommended a method for combating mold in automobile air conditioners. The process, suggested by an allergist who had safely used it in the past, involved mixing vinegar and household bleach and placing the solution in a pan in a car. Several academic and industry experts have since raised objections to the procedure, saying it could cause irritation in some individuals. In the worst case, the experts said, the vinegar-bleach mixture could produce harmful or irritating fumes.
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