Chick-fil-A sets Palmdale opening

Palmdale’s first stand-alone Chick-fil-A restaurant will open Oct. 15 at 732 W. Rancho Vista Blvd. and is expected to create 75 new jobs. A special opportunity for 100 lucky patrons will offer free meals for a year. As well, the ...

Anyone can get skin cancer; learn how to protect the skin you’re in

You may have heard that people with light skin, light-colored hair, and blue or green eyes have a greater risk for developing skin cancer. But did you know that people with darker skin are at risk for skin cancer too? ...

Love at first crunch: How crickets could be the future of food

Eleven years ago, a series of health concerns forced me to leave my carnivorous ways behind. Since then, I've been one of those annoying people to dine with, vacillating between being vegan and vegetarian before finally landing in the world ...

Quick and easy breakfasts for busy families

Everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but the chaos of trying to get the whole family ready in the morning can sometimes make it fall by the wayside. That's why it's important to have quick, ...

Mayor launches program to target homelessness

Mayor Eric Garcetti Tuesday announced what he said are the first steps of a comprehensive strategy to address the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles, an effort that would invest at least $100 million annually in City funding to help house ...

New blood test may help predict heart disease risks in obese Black teens

A new blood test appears to help predict the risk for future heart disease among Black teens struggling with obesity.

How to get blood pressure down to 120

Doctors have long known that systolic blood pressure below 120 was considered normal and meant a lower risk of heart disease and kidney problems. But they would often only treat patients if that top number crept above 140, the threshold ...

Bring tailgating home

The snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is the lowest than at any time in the previous 500 years. That’s the latest finding from researchers at the journal Nature Climate Change who reported this week that the level of snow ...

Prosthetic hand 'tells' the brain what it is touching

Research on prosthetic hands has come a long way, but most of it has focused on improving the way the body controls the device.

A centerpiece for the celebration

As family gathers around the table, a fragrant, beautifully plated main dish is the focal point of any Holiday meal. A richly flavored pork or beef dish that looks as good as it tastes will have guests passing their plates ...

Heat wave alert

Los Angeles County's top health official declared a “heat alert” this week and warned residents of the greater Los Angeles area, including the Santa Clarita, San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, not to leave older adults, children or pets unattended ...

Acupuncture might help ease high blood pressure

Can acupuncture benefit people with mildly or moderately elevated blood pressure? Perhaps, a small study suggests, but the researchers behind the trial acknowledge that it's too soon to say for sure.

A folding paper microscope? It's real

Sometimes, inventors come up with things the world wants. The Rubik's Cube. iPhones. Snuggies. Then there are the things the world needs. The wheel. Penicillin. Anything with caffeine in it.

Busy Season Easy Meals

The busy season has arrived. It's that time when we're more likely to skip a meal, or just nibble without much thought about what we're eating, because there seems to be no time to prepare a meal.

UCLA Health notifying patients about stolen laptop with personal health info

UCLA Health announced this week that 1,242 patients are being notified about the theft of a faculty member’s laptop computer containing names, medical record numbers and health information used to prepare patient treatment plans. According to UCLA, no Social Security ...