| Dec 11, 2011
Thanks to a $374,000 taxpayer-funded grant, we now know that inhaling lemon and lavender scents doesn't do a lot for our ability to heal a wound. With $666,000 in federal research money, scientists examined whether distant prayer could heal AIDS. It could...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 8:17 AM
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WHY? singer Yoni Wolf appeared onstage around 9:15 p.m. in a shirt and tie covered by a bright green V-neck sweater, gray sweatpants and boat shoes. His hair was parted crisply to one side and he wore black-rimmed...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 6:41 PM
An Irvine-based doctor has lost his medical license for over-prescribing medication to a depressed patient a month before the patient died of an overdose.
Dariush Javanshir's license was revoked for prescribing 330 tablets of anti-anxiety medication...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 11:34 AM
When you put your kids on the bus in the morning you fully expect they'll arrive at school safe and sound.
That didn't happen this morning for a bus headed to Benjamin Franklin Middle School and Franklin County High School.
An accident shortly after...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 11:05 PM
A rough outing by Felix Hernandez proved to be too much on Tuesday, as the Mariners' rally in the ninth inning fell just short and the Padres escaped with a 5-4 victory at Safeco Field.
Pitching on five extra days' rest after dealing with a minor back...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 5:14 PM
Back pain. Eighty percent of us have it at some point, and it's notoriously hard to treat because the source of the pain can involve the muscles, ligaments, joints or tendons.
Yoga, acupuncture, massage, herbs and spinal manipulation can be effective,...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 7:35 PM
(Reuters) - Competitive rowers and cross-country skiers may not have any more chronic lower back pain than the rest of us despite putting constant stress on their backs, according to a Norwegian study.
Elite athletes in certain sports that ask a lot of...
| Feb 11, 2012
Dr. Jerome S. Tobis, a former professor and founding chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UC Irvine whose long career included a number of precedent-setting studies on physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation and other...
| Feb 27, 2012
On a recent ski trip, my best friend handed me a flask of cinnamon schnapps. He called it "courage in 100-proof form," and I needed it. I was perched at the edge of a cliff, looking at a 20-foot drop into thigh-deep powder.
Nearly a decade ago, when I...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 4:10 PM
Dear Parents (and you know who you are),
I would like to thank those of you who felt that the third grade was an appropriate age to give your child a cell phone. I'm sure you have every good reason for doing so.
But thanks to your generosity, I am...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 1:26 PM
Acupuncture may be ancient — estimates range between 3-4,000 years old — but it is not an ancient Chinese secret. It's used all over the world by acupuncture practitioners as well as medical doctors.
We spoke with two experts to learn more....
| Jul 26, 2010
Stability used to be a good thing in a shoe. But the current "fitness" footwear craze takes the opposite approach: By subtly throwing your body off balance, these shoes supposedly help you lose weight and sculpt muscles.
The secret is the shoe's unstable...