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Meditation without the bells, whistles and Buddhas in West L.A.

9 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

After years as a fashion makeover maven, Suze Yalof Schwartz aims to remake meditation. "Why could there not be a Dry Bar for meditation, where you could go in and come out and feel amazing?" she asked herself as she began to delve into meditating to relieve the stress of her busy life....

Four new products designed to aid workout recovery

9 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Coaches and physical therapists call it the RICE protocol: rest, ice, compression, elevation. After a workout, runners and cyclists who want to reduce muscle injury and fatigue, speed recovery and safely get faster and stronger should take it easy the day after a hard workout, ice to reduce...

Bounce back with a therapy-ball spine massage

9 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Soothe and ease those tight muscles by rocking atop two therapy balls placed next to your spine. Soothe and ease those tight muscles by rocking atop two therapy balls placed next to your spine.

Migraines show a link to gluten in some cases

9 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Migraines can be a sign of celiac disease, researchers say. Celiac patients had a greater incidence of headaches — and severe headaches, at that — than a control group in a study published last year by researchers at Columbia University in New York City. Celiac disease is an autoimmune...

'Gluten Free' cookbook testers tried and tried again

9 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

America's Test Kitchen spent a year running trials of gluten-free recipes to find the right taste. Some of the results from the cookbook will be showcased on its 'America's Test Kitchen' PBS show. America's Test Kitchen spent a year running trials of gluten-free recipes to find the right taste. Show More Summary

Griffith Park's charming surprises are just steps away

9 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

The merry-go-round and the ruins of the original zoo link up on this brisk stroll. The merry-go-round and the ruins of the original zoo link up on this brisk stroll.

Reset promises a good night's sleep

9 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Reset, a cousin to meditation that was developed by Michal Gregus, is a way to reduce stress. It adds breath work, aromatherapy and progressive relaxation. Reset, a cousin to meditation that was developed by Michal Gregus, is a way to reduce stress. It adds breath work, aromatherapy and progressive relaxation.

Social dancing can be a lift and a turnaround

9 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Instructors, doctors and even schools have recommended social dancing such as swing to pep up those dealing with depression, stress and other problems. It can tone the brain and the body, they say. Instructors, doctors and even schools have recommended social dancing such as swing to pep up those dealing with depression, stress and other problems. Show More Summary

It's a matter of health and taste for publisher and 'Organic Manfesto' author

9 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Maria Rodale believes organic food should be available to everyone, and she works to ease fears about the cost. Maria Rodale believes organic food should be available to everyone, and she works to ease fears about the cost.

FDA approves a drug to reverse anticoagulation

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Ever since the drug warfarin was discovered to be a highly effective anti-clotting agent as well as a good rat poison in the early 1950s, it has been the frontline weapon in preventing stroke among those with atrial fibrillation. But...Show More Summary

Alice Waters, school officials talk teaching with food

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Fast food begets a fast-food culture that has seeped into pretty much everything going on in the world today, the chef Alice Waters told a crowd gathered at UCLA for a presentation about edible education.

Government shuts down HIV/AIDS vaccine trial

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

In another major setback for efforts to develop a vaccine to boost immunity to the human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV, a key clinical trial was ordered shut down this week after an independent panel of safety experts found that...Show More Summary

Spending teenage years in the 'stroke belt' seems to increase risk

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Spending adolescence in the “stroke belt” of the southeastern United States could make people more vulnerable to stroke later in life – even if they eventually move elsewhere, a study published Wednesday suggests.

Physicians debate whether patients need to know they're dying

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

In the days when American physicians dispensed oracular commands and their judgments were rarely questioned, a doctor could take it upon himself with few ethical qualms to keep from a patient the bad news of a terminal diagnosis.

China's H7N9 bird flu death toll likely to rise

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Chinese health officials are warning that the death toll from the H7N9 bird flu is likely to rise in the weeks and months ahead.

FDA's counterfeit detection device takes global aim at malaria

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

A device that reveals counterfeit drugs in the hands of Food & Drug Administration agents is set to become the newest weapon in the worldwide effort to eradicate malaria, and may soon be used to detect useless look-alikes of drugs that combat cancer, heart disease and viral infections.

Bay Area air pollution reaches Devils Postpile National Monument

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

That fresh, pine-scented mountain air that you happily breathe in the Sierra Nevada could be hazardous to your health.

Epilepsy drug in pregnancy linked to baby's higher autism risk

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Pregnant women who took the anti-seizure drug valproate during pregnancy increased the odds that their baby would have autism, and were roughly twice as likely to give birth to a child who would go on to be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, according to a large study that captured 10 years of births in Denmark.

I'll have to exercise for HOW LONG to work that off?

2 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Diners confronted with the sweat equivalents of food offerings on a restaurant menu get a good, hard look at what they are in for -- and order a lower-calorie meal -- than do those who see actual calorie counts or no nutritional data at all, new research says.

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