| Sep 2, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Public-health advocates are calling on Americans to go easy on the soda. A coalition of health and consumer groups would like to see Americans reduce their consumption to three cans per week. And fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is giving away breakfasts to...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 4:36 PM
With the brass ring of the Los Angeles schools out of his reach, activist chef Jamie Oliver shows off some smaller successes in Friday night's episode of "Food Revolution" on ABC. And he sets viewers up for the series finale,......
| Mar 7, 2011
| 4:32 PM
For most of the fashion press and buyers, the fall and winter 2011-2012 runway circuit will draw to a close when the Paris women's ready-to-wear shows wrap up on Wednesday. But, for organizers of Los Angeles' assorted fashion-focused events --......
| May 9, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Three hours of "Celebrity Apprentice" and three contestants went home: NeNe Leakes sent herself packing, going home instead of going hard; La Toya Jackson, getting fired for a second time this season; and in a beautiful moment of reality TV justice,...
| Dec 20, 2010
Most people can count calories. Many have a clue about where fat lurks in their diets. However, fewer give carbohydrates much thought, or know why they should.
But a growing number of top nutritional scientists blame excessive carbohydrates — not...
| Dec 20, 2010
Most Americans eat between 250 and 300 grams of carbohydrates a day, the equivalent of 1,000 to 1,200 calories. The Institute of Medicine, which sets dietary nutrient requirements, recommends 130 grams a day. Some, such as Dr. Frank Hu, professor of...
| May 5, 2011
In a downtown parking lot sits one of the most impressive things that Jamie Oliver, the chef-activist-TV personality, has brought to Los Angeles for his "Food Revolution" television show: a red-and-khaki-striped big rig tricked out as a traveling...
| Feb 7, 2011
It was 4:05 a.m. on Oct. 29, 2009. I heard my wife, Dianne, say, "I think I'm having a heart attack."
I opened my eyes and saw her standing in the bathroom doorway. She grabbed her chest, took one step and collapsed on the bed.
Two weeks earlier, a...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 11:01 AM
Eric Carle's famous book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" has become a foot soldier (well, a many-footed soldier) in the war against child obesity.
The storybook character, beloved by parents and children since he emerged from an egg -- pop! -- on a...
| Aug 6, 2011
Dr. Max Harry Weil, an influential pioneer of critical-care medicine and the founding president of the Weil Institute of Critical Care Medicine in Rancho Mirage, has died. He was 84.
Weil died of prostate cancer July 29 at his home in Rancho Mirage, said...
| Aug 9, 2011
Dr. Bernadine Healy, a hard-charging cardiologist and educator who was the first woman to lead the National Institutes of Health and later commanded American Red Cross relief efforts after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, died Saturday at her home in Gates...