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  • 12 of the best sunscreens you can buy this summer

    12 of the best sunscreens you can buy this summer

    The sizzling summer sun doesn’t have to keep you from enjoying California’s great outdoors, but be smart about it. Even though there’s growing awareness about the damage sun rays can cause, the rates of melanoma have been rising for the last 30 years, said David Andrews, a senior scientist for...

  • L.A. County health officials say 42 people have been infected with mumps

    L.A. County health officials say 42 people have been infected with mumps

    A mumps outbreak in Los Angeles County this year has infected 42 people, most of whom live on the Westside, health officials said this week. There have been several mumps outbreaks nationwide in recent years, including some that are ongoing in parts of Texas, Arkansas and Washington state. Last...

  • The hot new thing? Infrared saunas. Three L.A. places to try out the trend

    The hot new thing? Infrared saunas. Three L.A. places to try out the trend

    With ever more studies pointing to the benefits of sweating — from increased longevity and athletic endurance to decreased pain and anxiety — Sauna 2.0 led this year’s trend report from the Global Wellness Summit. One of the breakout sessions for the 500 or so doctors, spa directors, hospitality...

  • Explore the new historic park outside DTLA

    Explore the new historic park outside DTLA

    Various government agencies have spent the last decade deciding how to turn the Southern Pacific’s long-abandoned “Cornfield” rail yard into a public space. Now, at last, Los Angeles State Historic Park is open for all to enjoy. Chinatown-adjacent — a few blocks from Philippe, the “original” French...

  • 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...

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