| Apr 19, 2013
| 9:33 PM
Today, 19 months after her death, we may finally have a good idea of what killed Paula Rojeski.
According to a lawsuit and public autopsy records, the causes included her doing business with the 1-800-GET-THIN folks and the slicing of her aorta during...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:06 PM
For Dr. Antronette K. Yancey, a UCLA public health professor, exercise could be fun and done in short bursts in the workplace, schools and even places of worship.
Her campaign to urge people to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives led to...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Second of two parts
Phil Richards used to like his job driving a forklift in a produce and meat warehouse. He took pride in steering a case of beef with precision.
Now, he says, he has to speed through the warehouse to meet quotas, tracked by bosses...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:17 PM
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Feeling backed against a wall by petitioners from an AIDS activist group, the Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday to place a measure on next year’s ballot asking whether voters...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:04 PM
When Hoag Hospital announced this spring it would no longer provide elective abortions, officials at the esteemed Orange County medical center said the decision was made because of low demand.
But records and interviews show the decision was closely...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Local officials are calling for better systems to identify and treat mental health problems and for stronger gun-control lobbyists and legislation in the wake of last week's rampage that left five dead.
Police on Thursday said that John Zawahri, 23,...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Nutritionists known for issuing warnings about the health risks of eating red meat reiterated their message this week, confirming a link between red meat consumption and Type 2 diabetes -- and showing, in a new follow-up study, that the association...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Latrice lifts the sleeve of her gray sweatshirt to reveal small, dark lines — scars from slicing her forearm over and over to drown out pain from years of sexual abuse. She says she was an alcoholic, dropped out of school in the eighth grade and got...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Public health officials have launched a new, coordinated attack to contain a persistent outbreak of tuberculosis on downtown Los Angeles' skid row, including a search for more than 4,500 people who may have been exposed to the disease.
The Centers for...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:48 PM
When he ran a large state mental hospital, Dr. Dean Brooks made some bold decisions, but one of the most daring was to heed the call of Hollywood.
Over protests from his boss and many mental health professionals, Brooks allowed the cast and crew of "One...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:30 AM
At the same time people involved in rehearsals for Michael Jackson’s London concerts were saying he needed therapy, his business manager was asking the concert promoter for a $1 million advance for the cash-strapped singer and the chief executive of...