New law will expand mental health services for low-income Californians

Legislation recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown will allow about 1,000 clinics statewide to bill Medi-Cal for treatment by marriage and family counselors, deepening the pool of mental health providers.

California won’t extend parental leave rights to small businesses

Aiming to attract and keep top-notch talent, a growing number of companies are dangling family-friendly perks such as lengthy paid leave for new moms and dads, back-up child care and onsite infant vaccines. But the attention-grabbing headlines — such as ...

Fuel the day

Whether you’re a fitness junkie, busy parent, sleep-deprived student or diehard sweet tooth, peanut butter is an ingredient that sticks for all of life’s moments. With a healthy boost of protein and energy, peanut butter is perfect as an on-the-go ...

Ken Griffey Sr. tells his cancer story

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and the Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI) will host one of the largest meetings for patients, where leading prostate cancer physicians and specialists share insights on the latest research and treatment.

A smokin’ summer

If the surge in barbecue and smoking competitions across the country is any indication, grilling has become an art form. This summer, gather around the grill or try a new technique that’s rising in popularity—smoking—to create a masterpiece meal and ...

Feed your fitness

Whether you’re a competitive sprinter chasing a new record or an everyday gym hound looking to get the most from your workout, seafood is among the best foods to support an athletic lifestyle. It not only delivers great-tasting nutrition, but ...

Bite-size ideas for easy entertaining

Whether you’re prepping for an extravagant party or an impromptu get-together, being prepared with cupboard staples and entertaining tricks can help you take your gathering to the next level.

Providence St. Joseph Health system merger creates $100 million mental health initiative

The newly merged Providence St. Joseph Health system announced this week a $100 million initiative to pay for mental health counseling and research in California and six other states.

Advance planning for your end-of-life care

Millions of Californians are newly eligible for a health care benefit that could determine the treatment they receive in their final days - and most don’t know it.

Congresswoman Waters urges U.S.P.S. to issue Alzheimer’s Stamp

Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43), ranking member of the Financial Services Committee and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease, sent a letter to Mary Anne Penner, director of stamp services at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), urging ...

A protein punch

If you’re looking for a fresh way to pack more nutritious protein into this summer’s family cookouts, consider cooking with a plant-based protein such as peanuts or peanut butter.

Get your grill on

Firing up the grill is an American tradition. The farm families who produce the food so many people enjoy at backyard cookouts want to share some of their favorite grilling recipes, as well as an appreciation for how food gets ...

Cedars-Sinai critical in Ebola defense

Cedars-Sinai has been tapped to play a critical role in bolstering the country’s front line of defense against Ebola and other highly infectious diseases under a federal grant announced Tuesday.

Let Medicare help you stop smoking

It’s never too late to quit smoking. While it’s best to stop as early as possible, kicking the smoking habit at any age will enhance the length and quality of your life.

Health insurance for LAUSD students

The Los Angeles Unified School District was awarded nearly $1 million to inform eligible students about opportunities to sign up for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health announced this week.