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  • 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...

  • L.A. County reports 2017's first case of West Nile virus

    L.A. County reports 2017's first case of West Nile virus

    A San Gabriel Valley resident was hospitalized with West Nile virus in what health officials say is the first case in Los Angeles County this year. The patient ended up in the hospital in March and has since recovered, officials announced this week. West Nile virus is transmitted by mosquitoes,...

  • Kate Hudson and Demi Lovato collaborate on a sporty new collection for Fabletics

    Kate Hudson and Demi Lovato collaborate on a sporty new collection for Fabletics

    It turned out to be serendipity when Kate Hudson and Demi Lovato first crossed paths in a New York gym. A year after the two stars met, Lovato was sitting in an otherwise closed bar at the Beverly Hills Hotel, primed to unveil her line for Fabletics, the first time the athleisure label co-founded...

  • California and 14 other states take legal action to preserve Obamacare cost-sharing

    California and 14 other states take legal action to preserve Obamacare cost-sharing

    California and 14 other states took legal action Thursday to try to preserve Affordable Care Act funds that insurance companies receive to lower insurance costs for some Americans. Roughly 5 million Californians gained health insurance through the national law, also known as Obamacare, California...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Lululemon Athletica uses science to reinvent the sports bra

    Lululemon Athletica uses science to reinvent the sports bra

    When it comes to sports bras, the longstanding idea was to keep breast movement to a minimum during exercise, but Lululemon is turning that notion on its head. After two years of development, incorporating everything from advancements in neuroscience to behavioral psychology, the activewear firm...

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