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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 | 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.
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.
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 | 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.
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.
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