Thursday, October 24 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-10-25 03:33:26 GMT
Foster parenting babies born addicted to drugs is Melissa Simmons Smith's every day. And some days are much harder than others. "We did take care of one little boy. He was incredibly drug exposed." More >
Foster parenting babies born addicted to drugs is Melissa Simmons Smith's every day. And some days are much harder than others. "We did take care of one little boy. He was incredibly drug exposed."More >
Wednesday, August 28 2013 4:34 PM EDT2013-08-28 20:34:56 GMT
"Don't let the bed bugs bite" became a real expression for an area man. According to him, his used bed purchase came with an unwanted bonus, and his situation only worsened when he tried to return it.More >
"Don't let the bed bugs bite" became a real life expression for an area man. According to him, his used bed purchase came with an unwanted bonus, and his situation only seemed to worsen when he tried to return it.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 10:56 AM EST2013-12-05 15:56:15 GMT
The 9-1-1 recordings of the Newtown school shooting were released Wednesday. News outlets across the country cautiously covered the newly public tapes. Some newsrooms chose not to air or publish the tapes.More >
A UAB clinical psychologist says releasing the Newtown 9-1-1 tapes, especially right before the holidays, could do more harm than good. More >
But for former yoga enthusiast Michael Conti, a once-active lifestyle of traveling with his wife and hiking with his son is over. He says he now lives his life in pain, and he blames yoga.
"I thought maybe I tweaked my knee or something, and then it turned out to be much more serious than just a meniscus problem," Conti said. "It turned out to be nerve damage."
After reading "The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards," Conti wrote to its author, William Broad.
"That letter became a turning point," Broad said. "I slapped myself on the forehead. I can remember doing this and thinking, ‘Wow. Most of the letters I'm getting about serious injuries have been from guys.'"
Broad began investigating federal data on emergency room visits for yoga-related injuries. Although men only made up 16 percent of his study, they accounted for 20 percent of the strains, 24 percent of the dislocations, 30 percent of the fractures, and a whopping 71 percent of nerve damage injuries linked to yoga.
By contrast, women only accounted for the vast majority of fainting episodes.
Sports Specialist Dr. Tanya Hagan says in general, there could be a few reasons for this.
"Men, with their increased muscle mass and decreased flexibility, are pushing those joints beyond their appropriate physiologic limits," Hagan said.
So should men stop doing yoga, or stretch differently?
Dr. Hagan says no, but they may need to cut back on the competition.
"Women see it as relaxation and a release," she said. "Men are often coming to it with a competitive edge, with, ‘I can push it harder.'"
Jonathan Creamer has a website, Yoga for Men, and is a yoga instructor. He points out that people shouldn't expect to be able to walk into a studio and pose perfectly.
"People don't get that," Creamer said. "They see the magazine covers, they see the pretty postures, and they think they need to be doing that."
Studies show most yoga injuries occur in class, rather than at home. Broad tells us men tend to pit their strength against their inflexibility and injure themselves. He believes some men need to be reminded that ‘gritting your teeth and pushing through' isn't yoga.
Friday, December 6 2013 7:43 AM EST2013-12-06 12:43:39 GMT
Andrew Gajkowski (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
A traffic stop led to the discovery a drug manufacturing operation near the Arizona State University campus Wednesday evening.More >
Detectives obtained search warrants for Andrew Gajkowski's home in Goodyear and for his apartment near Apache and Rural roads in Tempe, according to DPS authorities. Four other people have been arrested in connection with the case.More >
Friday, November 8 2013 12:57 PM EST2013-11-08 17:57:21 GMT
A Lebanon father of three is accused of drugging one of his children in order to have sex with her young friend, according to court documents. Robert Chesters, 42, was arrested after having a relationshipMore >
ALebanonfather of three is accused of drugging one of his children in order to have sex with her young friend, according to court documents.More >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 4:50 PM EST2013-12-04 21:50:19 GMT
Skydivers killed over Eloy
Two skydivers are dead and a third was injured after colliding midair during a jump over a southern Arizona community, the FAA said.More >
The victims were from the United Kingdom (pictured on the right) and Germany (seen on the left). Both skydivers had open parachutes when they collided about 200 to 300 feet above the ground near Eloy and their canopies collapsed.More >
Mesa detectives say they're questioning three men in a Halloween murder that took place on the 300 block of Harmony Street in Mesa.Mesa Police say three men in Tennessee, who have been in jail on unrelatedMore >
The victim, 36-year-old Brian Weathers, was found bleeding in a driveway on Harmony Street in Mesa. Neighbors say it appears he stumbled there from an alley.More >