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  • A great workout hike — with stunning views

    A great workout hike — with stunning views

    The Verdugo Mountains separating the communities of Montrose and La Crescenta from Glendale and Burbank rise sharply and present impressive city and valley views. Here’s a brisk hike that will get you to the top in a hurry — huffing and puffing. Go early in the day to beat the heat. Take lots of...

  • Maybe this is why you can't lose the weight

    Maybe this is why you can't lose the weight

    After decades of pushing single plans and products that didn’t prove effective for a large chunk of the population, the health and wellness industry is finally zeroing in on more precise solutions tailored to the individual. Here’s a look at some of the latest programs, tools and products designed...

  • 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...

  • Protect yourself from summer's harsh rays with these sun-protection clothing picks

    Protect yourself from summer's harsh rays with these sun-protection clothing picks

    Hey, sporty! You already know you need to slather on the sunscreen when you’re outdoors this summer. But here’s another tool in your arsenal: UV-blocking sun-protective clothing. Look for clothing that boasts a high Ultraviolet Protection Factor and one that’s been pre-treated with UV-blocking...

  • 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,...

  • Torrance Memorial hospital receives $32-million donation

    Torrance Memorial hospital receives $32-million donation

    Philanthropists Melanie and Richard Lundquist have donated $32 million to Torrance Memorial Medical Center to improve neurological, orthopedic and spinal care at the hospital. The gift announced this week brings the couple’s total contributions to the hospital to $100 million over the last 11 years....

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