| Nov 18, 2007
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel who were killed in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait or who died at a military hospital of their injuries:
Derek R. Banks, 24, of Newport News, Va.; specialist, Army...
| May 29, 2009
| 1:08 PM
DAVIE, Fla. -- When the sharp pain shooting through Lisa Strong's back got worse, she thought it was another kidney stone and expected the discomfort to pass.
This time was different.
Through a series of mistakes, miscommunications and misdiagnoses, she...
| Jan 7, 2009
| 12:15 PM
It features three main components:
· A robot that is located next to the patient and has four interactive arms that carry and hold instruments and a high-magnification endoscopic camera, which serve as the surgeon's hands and eyes.
· A console where the...
| Jan 5, 2009
Gym memberships are something of a luxury these days. But without the usual suspects -- treadmills, elliptical trainers, cable machines and free weights -- is it easy to get a decent workout?
Absolutely. Just take your workout to the streets -- or the...
| Jan 26, 2009
Last in a series
Many adults know how to swim -- that is, they can get from one end of the pool to the other without too much trouble. But to swim proficiently and with finesse, they must learn to properly stroke, kick and breathe.
That's where swim...
| Jan 30, 2009
Before she was gunned down in front of a vending machine in a Dillard High School hallway, Amanda Collette, 15, appeared nervous and may have had a premonition something terrible was about to befall her, fellow students who witnessed the Nov. 12 slaying...
| Aug 14, 2008
| 5:33 AM
Cindy Steger completed a 5k race, finishing in her normal good time in August 2004. She went to a friend's house where she suddenly felt a sensation of heat begin at the small of her back and work its way up to her neck, making its way all over her body....
| Aug 18, 2008
This strength-training exercise can be used to challenge your chest, shoulders and biceps at the same time. All you'll need is a set of light dumbbells (3 to 5 pounds each). Remember to stand tall with your abdominals pulled in to support your lower...
| Apr 21, 2008
Here's a dynamic way to strengthen your abs, shoulders, arms and legs. The most important part of this move is to contract your abs fully before you start to lower your hips. Move slowly and think of using your abs to "scoop out" (make concave) the...
| Jun 14, 2008
People make traffic worse
Re "Isolated in our cars, but suffering together," June 8
Very good article on congestion in L.A. But did you notice that many of the people highlighted in the article contribute, in his or her own way, to the congestion?...
| Dec 1, 2007
Evel Knievel, the flamboyant motorcycle stuntman whose thrilling triumphs and spectacular failures enshrined him as America's consummate daredevil, died Friday in Clearwater, Fla. He was 69.
Knievel, who survived at least 38 broken bones, multiple...
| Jan 19, 2008
Jennifer Murphy knows tough schools. She has been cursed at and threatened, has broken up fights and confiscated weapons. Still, she looks slightly queasy as she sits in her glass-walled principal's office, staring at a huge flat-screen monitor.