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.

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