| May 29, 2008
Muhlenberg College graduate Jacy Good, who on May 18 was injured in a Berks County accident that killed her parents, was in a coma and has started to emerge from it, said officials at Reading Hospital and Medical Center.
Good, 21, was showing "purposeful...
| Jan 30, 2009
| 3:12 PM
For Southern California residents, its a dream come true: a world-class luxury resort in our backyard. No more heavy-duty packing, interminable airport lines or taxing drives. Just a dream vacation, the level of which might be expected by royal families,...
| Feb 9, 2009
Got a bad, bad back? There are many therapies to try.
- Exercise, physical therapy and massage can be beneficial. Several studies since the 1990s have shown the importance of physical activity.
- If over-the-counter painkillers aren't effective,...
| Jul 14, 2008
For most people, lower back pain is a cumulative process, creeping up on us through poor posture and bad habits when lifting and bending. Here is an easy exercise you can do throughout the day to help strengthen your back muscles while sitting for long...
| Jan 8, 2007
SWEAT glistens on 24-year-old triathlete Lauren Robertson's forehead as she pedals a bicycle hooked up to a computer measuring her power output. As Ashton Johnson, co-owner of Sundance Cycles in Agoura Hills, adjusts the seat and handlebar height on...
| Oct 16, 2006
ON the wrong track? A catalyst for healthful change doesn't have to be gargantuan. Joey Esposito was diagnosed with high cholesterol. Maurice Goldberg bumped into a newly fit old friend. Whatever the impetus, the key is to take small, but significant...
| Nov 6, 2009
At one time, most of us knew about botulinum toxin mainly as the source of deadly botulism food poisoning. Produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, the toxin is one of the most lethal substances on earth. Ingested, it can paralyze muscles...
| Dec 9, 2009
In last week's column, I talked about how much I like weight lifting, as an athlete and as a physician. The more scientists study weight-bearing activity, the more value they find in it, not only in building our bones but also in boosting our metabolism...
| Dec 10, 2009
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Christian Jones, Lake Howell's two-sport standout, is likely to sit out the next two to three weeks of basketball due to the lower back pain that has bothered him since last week.
Silver Hawks basketball coachSteve Kohn accompanied Jones to a doctor's...
| Jun 9, 2009
What stresses you out? Is it Houston traffic, work, the economy? Life coach Ned Rios tells us how you can tell you're too stressed out.
"Some signs of stress will basically always show up in your body you will have aches, and pains in your neck people...
| Sep 17, 2009
| 4:05 PM
WASHINGTON -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney underwent elective back surgery Thursday, a procedure his office said "went well."
"He is having dinner in his hospital room with Mrs. (Lynne) Cheney and expects to be released soon," Cheney spokeswoman...
| Jul 30, 2009
When you can't get to the gym, exercise the way our ancestors did: move throughout the day. At first, this might feel inconvenient and bothersome.
But real-world fitness—walking, standing, raising and lifting grocery bags, cutting vegetables or...