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  • Senate GOP healthcare bill would be 'devastating' for L.A. County, officials warn

    Senate GOP healthcare bill would be 'devastating' for L.A. County, officials warn

    Los Angeles County officials gathered Tuesday morning to warn of the impact the Senate healthcare bill could have on the county, which is home to one out of every 20 of the nation’s Medicaid recipients. The Obamacare repeal bill unveiled last week would eliminate the mandate that all Americans...

  • 4 deep breathing tips that can change your life

    4 deep breathing tips that can change your life

    Jorge Cruise has written 32 books about carbs, calories and how to blast belly fat. But for his latest, “The 3 Choices,” he’s focusing on the “inner, rather than outer, transformation.” The Los Angeles-based celebrity trainer and nutritionist, who has worked with Oprah Winfrey, Steve Harvey and...

  • Thirsty? 4 new artesian waters you'll want to try

    Thirsty? 4 new artesian waters you'll want to try

    Water is now the most consumed beverage in the country; 12.6-billion gallons’ worth last year, according to research and consulting firm Beverage Marketing Corp. Premium brands are tapping into the demand by producing ever-more pristine, alkalizing, mineral-rich waters. Here are a few popping up...

  • Doctors turn to the power of peer groups to help diabetics

    Doctors turn to the power of peer groups to help diabetics

    Dr. Marc Weigensberg was having trouble getting his younger diabetes patients to listen to him. He’d repeat advice, but often they’d tune him out. He couldn’t get them to open up. So he decided he might have better luck making them share with someone else: each other. About a year ago, Weigensberg...

  • A deadly diagnosis led actress Shiva Rose to a holistic, happy life

    A deadly diagnosis led actress Shiva Rose to a holistic, happy life

    Arriving at the Tower Bar restaurant at the Sunset Tower Hotel, actress Shiva Rose is in a befitting rose-colored, demure, high-necked blouse and matching lipstick; hair that wafts and waves over her shoulder, and a welcoming smile. It’s hard to believe the wellness-and-beauty entrepreneur behind...

  • This Beverly Hills workout aims to help you torch fat

    This Beverly Hills workout aims to help you torch fat

    A couple of free fitness classes, yoga in the desert and dinner with a renowned mindfulness author. Here are some ways to fill up the week: On Tuesday evening, Yelp's Fit Club — a free fitness series offered by the review site — is organizing an hourlong Groov3 cardio dance workout at the new Playground...

  • That moment you realize you can't work out like you used to ...

    That moment you realize you can't work out like you used to ...

    As I near the half-century mark, I find there are more exercises that I physically cannot do. Mentally, however, what I can’t do is stop being active. Aging requires adaptations. When we were young, we felt bulletproof and pushing through pain was rarely problematic. Our youthful bodies healed...

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