| Apr 21, 2010
| 8:23 AM
Healing Hands in Haiti: Weiss Memorial Hospital Orthopedic Surgeon Takes Talents to Earthquake Ravaged Nation
Within weeks of the devastating Haitian earthquake in January, Dr. Kris Alden, orthopedic surgeon at Weiss Memorial Hospital and clinical...
| Apr 24, 2010
Christine Thorburg, a physician, came to see my colleague Max Testa, M.D., and me after she had knee ligament reconstruction. She'd run cross-country in college and had done some recreational cycling at age 30, but that was about it. She asked us to...
| Apr 22, 2010
What is platelet-rich plasma therapy?
PRP therapy involves the removal of a couple of tablespoons of blood from a patient who has a soft-tissue injury. The blood is spun in a centrifuge, which leaves a highly concentrated sample of platelets. These...
| May 2, 2010
Longer days — at least for me — mean time for long evening workouts, but I need to be careful. Enthusiasm for exercise is fabulous, but athletes can sabotage their fitness goals if it causes them to hit the sack much later.
New findings by...
| May 13, 2010
There's nothing like an injury to hinder your fitness progress — or stop it in its tracks. As everyone embraces the warmer weather and new activity, it's important to couple enthusiasm for whatever activities you choose with safe execution.
| Jan 26, 2010
People often embark on an exercise program with the goal of losing weight but fail. Research shows that those who fail frequently have one rather surprising factor in common: a lack of time.
Everyone seems to be squeezing every moment from every day....
| Jan 19, 2010
I've always enjoyed exercising outdoors, but I can't deny that working out indoors also contributed a great deal to my best performances. Today, gym workouts are as much a matter of convenience as anything, especially right now, when the days are short...
| May 22, 2010
Muscle soreness 24 to 48 hours after you exercise is a good sign. It means that you have challenged your muscles and are getting stronger. This is called delayed onset of muscle soreness, or DOMS, and everyone experiences it, even elite athletes. Here's...
| May 20, 2010
Nine high school graduating seniors, all residents of La Cañada Flintridge, have been awarded scholarships by the La Cañada Thursday Club, it was announced this week by Judith Cooper, club president.
The scholarship recipients were recently honored at...
| May 21, 2010
To ever move her fingers again seemed unlikely a year for 19- year-old Kristen Kilpatrick. Kristen was fishing with friends in Erath county when the boat she was on lurched forward and sent her over the front of the boat and into the chilly morning water....
| May 23, 2010
Fort Bend County Sheriff's Deputies said at least two men were involved in Saturday's shootout in Fort Bend County.
Moufak Kazzaz was shot and killed by deputies after opening fire with an AK-47.
Investigators said Larrlyon Williams was the driver. He...
| May 29, 2010
Even the most robust exercise program won't grant you true fitness if you don't take control of your diet.
Exercise changes virtually every tissue in the body via many different pathways — metabolic, hormonal, neurological and mechanical —...