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  • Medi-Cal patients sue state, claiming widespread discrimination

    Medi-Cal patients sue state, claiming widespread discrimination

    A group of Medi-Cal beneficiaries filed a lawsuit against the state Wednesday, alleging that low payments to doctors are creating an unequal healthcare system in California. Thomas A. Saenz, an attorney representing the plaintiffs and president and general counsel for the Mexican American Legal...

  • Nike just does it: applies footwear technology to apparel

    Nike just does it: applies footwear technology to apparel

    Nike today is launching the Fe/Nom bra, the first apparel product to use Flyknit technology, which until now has been reserved for footwear. “We’re going to apply the benefits across Nike apparel,” said Nicole Rendone, senior bra innovation designer at Nike. “We’ll continue to expand bras and all...

  • 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...

  • Pimp out your home gym: 11 gadgets we'd love to own right now

    Pimp out your home gym: 11 gadgets we'd love to own right now

    Even if you're a dedicated gym rat, having a few trusty go-to workout devices at home comes in handy. "Whether it's an entire home gym set-up or a few body-weight exercise routines, a go-to home workout is the most important thing for maintaining a fitness regimen — so you don't have an excuse...

  • 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...

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