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Migraine disorder comes with its own set of clues to preventing pain

Migraine disorder comes with its own set of clues to preventing pain

Starting in her 30s, Barbara Schulties began suffering from debilitating headaches, which she describes as "someone taking a hot poker to my eye."...

New promise for migraine sufferers

New promise for migraine sufferers

Migraine disorder is an elephant in the room of medicine, says Dr. Andrew Charles, professor of neurology and director of the Headache...

 For many people, gathering possessions is just the stuff of life

For many people, gathering possessions is just the stuff of life

We cherish things and accumulate them. We move them from shelf to shelf, and from home to home. The federal government estimates that a...

Some tips on how to prioritize all the stuff in your life

Some tips on how to prioritize all the stuff in your life

Should you save it? Deciding what to buy, what to keep and what to toss "takes a lot of mental energy," says Gretchen Rubin, author of...

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Tips and apps for managing your time more effectively

Tips and apps for managing your time more effectively

If organization is a vehicle that helps us achieve our goals, then time management is the oil that keeps the vehicle running.

Looking into the healing effects of music

Looking into the healing effects of music

Onstage at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, an older couple assumes a ballroom dance position. A tango...

 'Parenthood' writer-producer Jason Katims aims to keep it real

'Parenthood' writer-producer Jason Katims aims to keep it real

Television producer and writer Jason Katims is known for tackling emotional stories. Even his new NBC comedy, "About a Boy," deals with...

Daylight saving time may have health costs

Daylight saving time may have health costs

Whether we like it or not (polls say most of us do), it's time to start saving daylight again.

World Sleep Day is meant to be a wake-up call

World Sleep Day is meant to be a wake-up call

March 14 has been declared World Sleep Day, a time to recognize and...

Mindful meditation at school gives kids tools for emotional expression

Mindful meditation at school gives kids tools for emotional expression

Erica Eihl speaks in a voice that her kindergartners can hear only if they are as quiet as the church mice in children's storybooks.

 New therapies offer bright hope against the darkness of depression

New therapies offer bright hope against the darkness of depression

The numbers are staggering: Almost 7% of the U.S. adult population — about 17.6 million people — is diagnosed with depression,...

 UCLA Health's 'recesses' help keep employees motivated

UCLA Health's 'recesses' help keep employees motivated

UCLA Health encourages a little goofing off on company time. But inefficiency is the last thing on the agenda.

Lying about your age in L.A. is more common than you may think

Lying about your age in L.A. is more common than you may think

Everyone in L.A. lies about his or her age, says the author of the book "Career Comeback — Repackage Yourself to Get the Job You Want....

Parents' worries about school and how to handle them

Parents' worries about school and how to handle them

As children return to school this fall, parents likewise return to worrying about ailments, both physical and emotional, that might befall...

Having trouble sleeping? These products aim to help

Having trouble sleeping? These products aim to help

Lack of sleep, researchers say, can cause driving hazards, depression, poor work performance, a hazy memory, a lackluster sex life, an...

'Senior moments' may have real link to Alzheimer's disease

'Senior moments' may have real link to Alzheimer's disease

The “senior moments” of unreliable memory may be a scientifically valid way to predict Alzheimer’s disease, after all.

The spa as a spiritual place

The spa as a spiritual place

Spa fans want more than sloughing off dead skin or soothing aching muscles from those pampering places of eucalyptus-scented bliss. And...

Brain fitness games: A look at Lumosity, Posit Science, CogniFit

Brain fitness games: A look at Lumosity, Posit Science, CogniFit

As the brain fitness craze grows, so do the number of software programs that promise to boost mental skills. Here, we take a look at three...

Brain teasers can help tease out how your brain works

Brain teasers can help tease out how your brain works

Brain teasers are games or puzzles that challenge the brain or teach people something about how their brains work. Though brain teasers...

Brain fitness can include playing training games on computers

Brain fitness can include playing training games on computers

In decades past, if someone mentioned the word "fitness," he or she was probably talking about calisthenic routines performed in a spandex...

Try This: The humming breath, a virtual hug for kids

Try This: The humming breath, a virtual hug for kids

The humming breath is a great way for children to calm and soothe themselves. It's sort of like a virtual hug, giving you that "everything...

A lifeline for parents concerned about a child's mental health

Lynn Goodloe saw her son's grades begin to fall as he developed a knack for getting into mischief at a private Westside high school. Was...

Obese adults should get counseling, federal task force says

Obese adults should get counseling, federal task force says

In a move that could significantly expand insurance coverage of weight-loss treatments, a federal health advisory panel on Monday...

Supplements for depression: What the research reveals

Supplements for depression: What the research reveals

Struggling with the black dog of depression? The supplement aisle abounds with options for people seeking a non-medicinal remedy —...

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