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March 12, 1991 | KATHLEEN DOHENY
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.
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.
May 25, 1985
Fortunately, many people are getting over "Liberal Fever." Unfortunately Lyle and Evelyn Davidson still seem to have it. If you are wondering what the symptoms of "Liberal Fever" are, here are a few: Some animal with no conscience rapes and murders a 6-year-old girl and then dumps her body in a garbage pit. You feel he is a "victim" of society, or cruel parents, or both. He should be kept in prison with taxpayer dollars for a "life" sentence that will probably last 10 to 15 years, rather than face the "cruel and unusual" sentence of death, which would be a far less cruel and unusual death he gave his victim.
November 2, 2003 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
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.
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 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 31, 1988 | LIDIA WASOWICZ, United Press International
Doctors in Canada and Europe have used electrically generated shock waves to smash painful and often dangerous inoperable gallstones wedged in the bile duct, a researcher reported. "We are very encouraged by the initial success. We know the technique works and has no immediate side effects. But we don't know what will happen 10 years hence," said Dr. Laszlo Fried, associate professor of radiology at Dalhousie University Medical School in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
October 24, 1993 | Sheryl Stolberg
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.
March 5, 1995 | PETER H. KING
Now the poet will sing of spring as a symphony of renewal, a sweet time when birds chirp and even the voice of the turtle is heard. The romantics speak of quickened pulses, the dizzying fever of new love. Naturalists note the flora, the fruit tree blossoms and fields of flowering crocuses, while sportswriters unwrap their most purple prose in praise of baseball's return, the crack of hickory on the old horsehide, the first whiff of the fresh-cut grass--ah, spring. Myself, I sneeze.
November 23, 1998 | KRISTL I. BULURAN
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.
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