Number of low-income kids receiving health coverage grows in California

Bolstered by the federal health care reform law, the number of low-income kids getting full health coverage in California continues to grow, as it does in the nation as a whole, a recent study found.

Mayor Garcetti launches ‘Welcome Home’ project

Angelenos can take meaningful, personal steps to address L.A.’s homelessness crisis through Mayor Eric Garcetti’s new Welcome Home Project. The effort aims to recruit 100 residents to host gatherings of friends, neighbors, and colleagues and collect household supplies for formerly ...

Steakhouse quality in your own backyard

Here's a secret: You know those mouth-wateringly delicious steaks you pay top dollar for at steakhouses? You can come pretty close to replicating them in your own backyard with a quality cut from your local grocery store.

Medicare’s drug-pricing experiment stirs opposition

The federal government’s plan has drawn intense reaction and lobbying, and much of the debate centers on whether it gives too much power over drug prices to government regulators.

Mechanical tenderizing may cause contamination

A new label on some of the steaks in your grocery store highlights a production process you may have never heard of before: mechanically tenderized. This means the beef has been punctured with blades or needles to break down the ...

Ridley-Thomas places focus on community health, wellness

Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas has put a focus on making his community healthier, and he brought out many community organizations and elected officials to assist him at the Crenshaw Health Fest which was held this past Saturday at the Baldwin Hills ...

People with HIV are less likely to get cancer treatment

We’ve made great progress treating people who are infected with HIV, but if they get cancer they’re less likely to get the care they need, a recent study found.

Healthy Watts 5K Walk/Run and Health & Wellness Expo

Since becoming the pastor at Macedonia Baptist Church in 2011, Pastor Shane B. Scott has been preaching about a healthy lifestyle

Sickle Cell Disease Foundation raises funds for camp

The sixth annual Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California Walk-a-Thon will be held this Saturday at Los Angeles Southwest College

Los Angeles Free Healthcare

Thousands of people descended on the Los Angeles Convention Center today for a health clinic offering free medical and dental services for uninsured and under-insured residents.

Health fair at Dorsey High

The First Annual Community Health, Wellness, and Resource Fair was held at Dorsey High School this past Saturday. The purpose of the event was to bring health awareness to students and the community.

Is your doctor hiding something from you?

A bill that would require medical practitioners to notify their patients if they are on probation for serious infractions moved forward this week after winning approval from a California senate committee.

‘Superbug’ thrives in treatment plants in Los Angeles

A growing number of studies show that sewage treatment plants are not killing the superbugs embedded in the millions of gallons of raw sewage being released by Southern California hospitals into municipal sewers,

New bill could tax soft drinks

A Santa Monica Assemblyman and two other legislators introduced a bill Wednesday that would impose a tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages sold in California, although similar efforts have failed to

Seafood swaps for Lent fish Fridays

Switching to seafood on Fridays during Lent? You can still make casual Friday favorites by swapping meat for seafood in easy meals like burgers and quesadillas.