To connect better to community and food, one twenty-something filmmaker has trained to become a butcher - something he now finds enriching.
Two highly questionable feminine products are being recalled by a Los Angeles-based company following the Federal Drug Administration discovery of Staphylococcus bacteria and other pathogens in one product, and the anesthetic benzocaine, in the other.
Final rules requiring insurance plans to cover prescription contraceptives will give religious-based hospitals and other organizations whose primary purpose is not religious an extra year to come into compliance. But the requirement remains, despite vigorous objections from some groups.
California once led the way in smoke-prevention policies, but a new report by The American Lung Association gives our state failing grades in other key areas.
UCLA researchers have discovered that a new melanoma drug accelerates secondary skin cancers in some patients, but the news may not be as bad as it sounds.
A study of accidents involving pedestrians wearing headphones suggests a real risk from the audio distraction.
The shops, located in retail spaces, offer patients convenience and access to medical tests without a doctor's orders. Physicians say that's precisely the problem. Test results could spark panic in some patients and drive up health costs.
A woman injected the illicit drug bath salts to get a party high, only to be attacked by flesh-eating bacteria. Her right arm and shoulder were amputated to save her life. It's the first case of serious infection reported from this increasingly popular stimulant.
California state regulators have ordered Anthem Blue Cross to pay doctors and hospitals for services dating back to 2007, after the insurer failed to address violations revealed by a 2008 state audit.
Last summer's beating death of a schizophrenic man by Fullerton police has renewed attention on police training. At Golden West College in Huntington Beach, law enforcement officers learn how to interact with people who are mentally ill and how to keep those interactions from turning violent.
A government-funded study published this week suggests that smoking marijuana may not harm a person’s lungs as much as smoking tobacco.
Food producers rely on private auditors, not the FDA, to make sure they are following food safety rules. But the auditor of the Colorado melon farm that was the source of last year's fatal outbreak not only gave the farm a rave review, he also recommended changes that may have caused the problems.
We can't stress this enough, Los Angeles. Chill.
An MIT economist who helped shape the federal law overhauling health care has come up with a comic book to explain how it's supposed to work.
The Los Angeles City Council has given preliminary approval to an ordinance that would require porn actors to wear condoms during film shoots.
Starting this year, many Americans may be surprised to find that their local Walgreens or Duane Reade is no longer in their insurance network. That's because of a dispute between two health care giants. If the back of your insurance card says Express Scripts, you are affected.