November 23, 1998 |
You're at the gym working out, confident that you can lift more weight today than yesterday. You bend down to pick up the barbell and, as you come up, you feel a pop in the groin area. Next comes a dull pain and a queasy feeling. Even though the pain continues after you finish your workout, you figure it's just muscle strain. But the bad news is it may be a hernia. A hernia occurs when part of an organ within the body slips through an abnormal opening in the wall that normally contains it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1998
Re "Sufferers Feel Vindicated by Proof of Lyme-Carrying Tick," Feb. 21. The recent Lyme disease articles have focused mainly on an infected deer tick found on a mountain trail. As stated in an interview with a Times reporter, I was bitten by an infected deer tick in my backyard in Chatsworth. My physician was well-informed and followed protocol for diagnosis and treatment, so I was on medication immediately. I consider myself very fortunate. My concern is for children who are exposed to infected ticks while playing in their own yards or in Valley parks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1985
It has been reported that Americans are turning conservative in droves these days. You may be wondering if you will know for sure when the fever catches up with you. Here are a few of the symptoms: --If you can work every other day for the Campaign to Ban Abortions and then on alternate days put your best efforts into the Committee to Suppress Birth Control Information and Devices, you're on the way to being a conservative. --If you fight against the establishment of child day-care centers and simultaneously claim that welfare mothers stay home with their children because they're too lazy to work, you're showing definite progress toward being a conservative.
March 12, 1991 |
It begins as a quiet, tiny tickle in your throat and, if you're really unlucky, progresses to a loud, rib-racking, temple-pounding hack that makes you persona non grata in movie theaters. "I've seen lots of patients with coughs recently," says Dr. Paul B. Haberman, director of respiratory therapy for St. John's Hospital and Health Center, Santa Monica.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1991
Kevin Phillips ("Can the Democrats Get Their Act Together? Don't Bet On It," Opinion, Aug. 4) is correct when he suggests that the Democrats have failed to become aroused by America's fiscal deterioration because they are "second-echelon collaborators in a bipartisan economic con job." But he leaves this criticism too quickly. The fact is that both Democrats and Republicans are to blame for creating the black hole into which America's financial institutions have fallen. The Democrats in Congress are responsible for the Reagan legacy not only because of their collaboration, but also their complacency and silence.
November 2, 2003 |
Jason Allison, out since January because of whiplash, has been prescribed medication to fight post-traumatic migraine symptoms that might be the cause of lingering vision problems and headaches the King center has been experiencing. Since his injury, Allison has been to three eye specialists and three neurologists. There is still no timetable for his return. "Something new has been targeted," Allison said. "[Vision] has been my biggest problem.
October 13, 2001
Question: What is anthrax? Answer: An infectious disease caused by a bacterium, Bacillus anthracis, anthrax most commonly occurs in hoofed animals such as cattle, sheep, pigs and goats. It also can infect humans. * Q: How dangerous is it? A: A lot depends on how the bacterium enters the body. If it is inhaled into the lungs (inhalation anthrax), the disease is fatal in almost 90% of untreated cases.
July 12, 2005
Regarding your story on preparing for Mt. Whitney ["Peak Condition," July 5]: In 1948, some friends and I hiked Mt. Whitney carrying firewood and a watermelon to our campsite. Although the foolishness of youth was in full display, I'm glad we did it. Harry Gage Pasadena I attempted my first climb of Mt. Whitney in September of 1953. No registration necessary, and I think we only met three groups of people. Alan Weeks Eagle Rock My husband will celebrate his 60th birthday with friends at the top of Mt. Whitney.
October 24, 1993 |
Tuberculosis has an uncanny ability to ensure its own spread and survival. It oftens fools doctors and patients into thinking it is a cold, the flu or bronchitis. By the time the symptoms--fatigue, loss of appetite, night sweats and the hacking cough most people associate with TB--are correctly diagnosed, others may have been infected, by breathing the bacteria expelled every time the patient coughed or sneezed.