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A tropical twist on a traditional dessert

There’s no time like the holidays to enjoy the sweetness of the season. Incorporating a fresh, fruity flavor, such as the versatile Piñata apple, is one mouthwatering way to create a crisp, new spin on your favorite holiday recipes ranging ...

HHS announces $60 million in grants to help consumers navigate healthcare Marketplace

The Affordable Care Act is working for millions of Americans who are able to access quality health coverage at a price they can afford, in large part because of the efforts of in-person assisters in local communities across the nation. ...

Water bond measure set, will appear on November ballot

The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) board this week threw its support behind a $7.5 billion water bond that will appear on the November statewide ballot. The bill may be a crucial step for the state to survive the continuing drought.

Simple ways to infuse fall flavors

There’s no time like fall to experiment with new recipes, especially those savory and sweet comfort dishes that highlight the season’s favorite fruit—apples. Delicious when spread over a warm slice of fresh-baked bread, apple butter is also an unexpected but ...

New burden to shoulder

Nineteen-year-old Diyon Clark has relied on the state’s medical insurance safety net all of his life.

Sam’s Club to hold free diabetes screenings

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 29.1 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and of those, 8.1 million are still undiagnosed. Further, there continues to be a large number of adults (86 million) aged ...

Quick comfort food favorites

Nothing says fall better than delicious, savory comfort foods and particularly those that are a snap to prepare. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average American spends about one hour per day engaged in meal preparation and cleanup. ...

Bring gluten-free brookies to back-to-school events

The end of summer marks the beginning of the busy back-to-school season. From PTA meetings and fundraisers to team parties, there are lots of gatherings that require delicious baked goods. To make sure everyone who attends can enjoy the treats, ...

Adults with diabetes

A recent national survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that most American adults are not aware that they need vaccines throughout their lives to protect against diseases like pertussis, hepatitis, shingles, and pneumococcal disease. Some ...

Healthy school lunches face tough taste test

USDA says 1 million fewer students are eating federal lunches since 2012

Grill lean for great taste

Take advantage of the longer, warmer days before winter arrives by whipping up tasty grilled meals that are delicious and healthy for the whole family. Using lean cuts of beef is a great way to cut down calories and fat, ...

Know Your Digits

The Community Health Councils recently kicked off a new campaign designed to help county residents know their blood pressure facts.

Hearing set for Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles

The Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles (PHLA) is scheduled to go before the City Planning Commission today to make a recommendation to the City Council on whether this plan should be adopted or not. If adopted, the PHLA will ...

When depression affects your kids

When we lose a beloved superstar like Robin Williams to an apparent suicide and learn he had been battling severe depression before his death, it's natural to think about our own loved ones.

Back-to-School & Family Health Fair planned in Compton

Families are invited to attend the Back-to-School & Family Health Fair in Compton this Saturday, Aug. 9. Moms will watch as health professionals give their children dental screenings.

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