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What is your obesity costing you?

Sometimes celebrities or otherwise physically fit people will put on a fat suit and document their experience with a video camera, usually to be aired on a daytime talk show. The overall impression is universal: Being severely overweight is taxing ...

Jenesse wins million dollar grant

Jenesse Center Inc., which is celebrating 35 years of service to the Los Angeles community, was awarded a $1,000,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Violence Against Women (OVW). The grant was funded to help break the ...

New study reveals effective treatment program for breast cancer survivors

In a new study that could help improve the day-to-day quality-of-life for women with breast cancer, UCLA researchers have developed a cognitive rehabilitation program to address post-cancer treatment cognitive changes, sometimes known as “chemo brain,” which can affect up to ...

Celebrate dad with grilling and golf

This year for Father’s Day, skip the tacky tie and give dad something he truly wants—quality time with the kids who gave him such an honorable title. Plan an intimate family gathering with all his favorite foods and a few ...

Women entrepreneurs wanted at seminar

Young African American women are invited to attend a free seminar targeting the next generation of prospective entrepreneurs March 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Community and Youth Center in Inglewood.

Throw a shamrockin’ St. Patrick’s Day party

It doesn’t take the Luck o’ the Irish to throw a great St. Patrick’s Day party. These tips and recipes will help you throw a festive celebration you’ll enjoy as much as your guests—including make-ahead corned beef and a minty-green ...

Pasta salad makes weeknight dinner quick and healthy

Now is the time for diners to transition plates to lighter and healthier meals, especially those packed with fresh, satisfying ingredients.

With Covered California, reaching out on L.A. College campuses

With the Feb. 15 deadline for open enrollment in Covered California fast approaching, teams from Dakota Communications were on the campus of Los Angeles City College this week

Lucentis Approved for Diabetic Retinopathy

A drug to treat the most common eye disease among diabetics has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Spice up dinner with shrimp

Preparing the same old meals week after week can make dinnertime dull. Add some spice to your menu with the fresh flavor of a new protein - nutrient-rich Gulf shrimp.

AIDS/HIV awareness efforts continue

With African Americans accounting for almost half (44 percent) of all people living wth HIV/AIDS in the United States and Black males ages 13-24 representing the highest percentages of new HIV infections (38 percent), National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, held ...

Instagram for doctors' lets medics share photos to solve mystery cases

The idea is at the foundation of social media channels: Seen something strange? Post it online. The desire to share the unknown, or complex, is a human urge, and no-one knows this better than doctors.

Vaccinations are best way to prevent infectious diseases

Measles, whooping cough, influenza and other infectious diseases were once believed to be largely contained and/or erradicated in America. Now some parents, teachers and medical pratictioners are at odds over what are the best safeguards against communicable illness while maintaining ...

New Healthvana app launches in time for National Black HIVAwareness Day

National Black HIV Awareness Day is on Feb. 7 and the CDC estimates that nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year. A simple, life-saving tool is Healthvana – a Yelp-like health app that helps users find free ...

Warm up to veggie-packed soup

When the weather outside is frightful, we could all use a cozy soup for supper. A steaming bowl of rustic vegetable-beet soup provides instant comfort.