| Nov 20, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The next time you take a coffee break, you might want to consider a triple espresso. The extra caffeine may reduce your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.
A study presented Wednesday at the American Heart Assn.’s Scientific Sessions...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:43 PM
What is a trans fat, and why is it so dangerous that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants it removed from the food supply?
These are just some of the questions on the minds of diners as they digest Thursday’s FDA action. Although...
| 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...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 6:37 PM
The 17-year-old high school senior lives in a neighborhood south of downtown where crime is still high, police sirens are ever-present, and fast-food joints line the block. She rarely leaves the area, never once having been to the beach with her family....
| 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...
| 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....
| 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...