| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Willie Jones examined the plump peaches nestled next to the ripe avocados and grapes at the farmers market in Compton.
"If you look at me, you can tell I need some healthy foods," he said with a chuckle, his button-up shirt taut against his belly....
| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:34 PM
The doctor can't see you now.
Consumers may hear that a lot more often after getting health insurance under President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
To hold down premiums, major insurers in California have sharply limited the number of doctors and...
| Jun 15, 2013
Fear can be a powerful motivator, at least at first. Actor and comedian Anthony Anderson understands that sticking to an exercise regimen and improving eating habits takes more than a disquieting conversation with a physician to sustain motivation.
| Apr 13, 2013
The patient in his 50s was mildly overweight, had high cholesterol and was headed down the road to diabetes. Common problems, and his doctor made the usual recommendation: medications. But the patient, Michael Mosley — a British author, journalist,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Ruben Studdard says "American Idol" gave him a career. Now, he wants "The Biggest Loser" to give him a life.
Studdard -- nicknamed "The Velvet Teddy Bear" partly for his girth and his cuddly, cheerful, happy-go-lucky demeanor -- said he is returning...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Too much good news in medicine may be bad news for science, according to a new study that suggests animal research is riddled with bias that allows too many treatments to advance to human trials.
Researchers examined data from thousands of experiments...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:22 PM
This week through July 24, about 40,000 Boy Scouts and their leaders are descending on a vast encampment in the hills of southern West Virginia to engage in traditional Boy Scout pastimes — hiking, shooting, repelling, orienteering, swimming,...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Three years after the Food and Drug Administration was taken to task for overlooking safety problems with the diabetes drug Avandia, a panel of FDA advisors met Wednesday to open a two-day review of the research that guided the agency's actions.
| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:06 PM
An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday voted to keep the diabetes drug Avandia on the market with a slate of restrictions on its use, and suggested that although evidence of the drug's safety problems may have been overblown,...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:24 PM
There are plenty of stories about plumbers or other tradespeople ripping people off.
This isn't one of them.
For about 25 years, twin brothers Dave and Jim Schuelke have run a Van Nuys plumbing company that handles pipe problems throughout the region....
| Jul 13, 2013
When Bridget Reilly and her young son began eating gluten-free, she also began to find grocery shopping a real headache. So many labels to read and so much food that her family didn't really like and that she didn't really like feeding them.