| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The FDA announcement Thursday that it was moving to eliminate added trans fat from processed food means that microwave popcorn, frozen pizza, refrigerated dough, cookies and ready-to-use frostings are too much of a health risk. Yes, even that coffee...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:57 AM
McDonald’s this week said it would offer value menu customers a side of salad, fruit or vegetables as an alternative to French fries in a move that some analysts attributed to an attempt to boost static sales.
The arrangement will be set in motion...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:16 PM
A nationwide effort to promote CPR appears to have boosted survival rates for people who went into cardiac arrest in their homes, offices, grocery stores, movie theaters or anywhere else that wasn’t a hospital, new research shows.
The data come...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 12:23 AM
Los Angeles City Hall gets lit in various colors in support of different causes....
| Jun 20, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Actor James Gandolfini’s death at age 51 from an apparent cardiac arrest while in Rome shocked fans and friends alike. But sudden cardiac arrest, a misunderstood term, is all too common, cardiologists say.
The "Sopranos" actor was taken from his...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:30 PM
An intense nationwide push to speed hospital treatment for heart attack patients has been a success, cutting by 20% the average time people waited before getting their clogged arteries opened between 2005 and 2009.
But in a twist cardiologists called...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 2:07 PM
It may seem difficult to consume two weeks' worth of fat in one day. Now think about eating that much fat in a single meal.
But Long John Silver's Big Catch -- "the worst restaurant meal in America" -- manages it, says the Center for Science in the...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 9:57 AM
The Los Angeles Fire Department is offering 10-minutes lessons Tuesday on how to perform "hands only" CPR.
The "sidewalk CPR" event, being held at several locations in L.A., is similar to a program last year, in which the LAFD and other agencies...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:30 AM
About 11% of Americans over age 12 take an antidepressant, making the drugs the most widely used medication in the United States. And with more than 51 million in-patient surgeries performed annually in the United States, a substantial overlap between the...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 10:29 AM
We’ve all been through hurtful breakups. But in the age of social media, they can be even more painful, what with the kissy Facebook picture posts and sappy love statuses forever reminding you of your defunct relationship.
Enter KillSwitch. The...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 9:35 PM
L.A.County residents can receive free, hands-only CPR training at 80 locations on Thursday....