| Nov 2, 2012
| 10:01 AM
When the Stokes Purple sweet potato shows up in markets next week, it's hard to say what will be more intriguing: its look, with dramatically deep purple skin and flesh, its flavor or the mystery of its origins.
It was discovered in the United States...
| Oct 28, 2012
Nurse practitioner Matt Tomlin steps into a small patient exam room, logs on to a computer and pulls up a formidable list of ailments for the 57-year-old woman sitting in front of him.
Hypertension. Diabetes. Congestive heart failure. Obesity. Anxiety...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 4:34 PM
On the morning of July 10, attorney Jerald Gale was reading an e-mail in his office on the 20th floor of a Koreatown high-rise. That's the last thing the 58-year-old husband, father and avid cyclist remembers before losing consciousness.
| Oct 6, 2012
The digital doctor will see you now. Just pull out your smartphone.
Want to track your blood pressure? Make checking your pulse as easy as saying "cheese"? Figure out your eyeglasses prescription or diagnose an ear infection?
"The smartphone is...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 2:54 PM
Julio Rivera and hundreds of other residents from throughout Southern California flocked to the L.A. Sports Arena Thursday for an annual massive free clinic put on by Care Harbor....
| Sep 23, 2012
Having been told by healthcare professionals to take it easy after recent medical challenges, is it safe for me to continue following the local news?
It's not easy to keep your blood pressure under control while reading that former Bell Police Chief...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 1:37 PM
Anthem Blue Cross wants people to eat better. And to help its members make more healthful food choices, the insurance giant is sending out money-saving coupons.
For ice cream.
And processed sandwich meat.
And mayonnaise. And canned vegetables.
| Sep 13, 2012
It sounds futuristic, but telemedicine — the use of telecommunications technologies to diagnose and treat patients — has been hotly anticipated at least since 1993, when the American Telemedicine Assn. was established.
But in the last two...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 5:02 AM
The L.A. County coroner's office concluded that Sage Stallone, the son of Sylvester Stallone, died of natural causes, citing coronary artery disease. Coroner's Chief Craig Harvey said Sage Stallone had a history of heavy smoking, but his family said he......
| Aug 30, 2012
| 6:22 PM
Sage Stallone, the son of Sylvester Stallone, died of coronary artery disease, and coroner's officials said his smoking might have played a role. Coroner Chief Craig Harvey said Sage Stallone had a history of being a heavy smoker, but his......
| Aug 29, 2012
| 3:23 PM
Cedonia Castillo, 81, said she knows salt and sugar are bad for her health. But the Boyle Heights resident, who has diabetes, heart disease and hypertension, said she doesn't know what food to avoid. So when she heard that a dietician from White...