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A swan song for 'Nashville'

2 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

To put it in the context with which it's associated, "Nashville" started out as Hank Williams and ended up as Hank Williams Jr. When this ABC series set in country music's capital premiered in 2012, it had some of the subtle realism and classic style that the late roots-music pioneer brought to...

Bernie Sanders is a socialist? Some on the far left say 'sellout' is more like it

2 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

As Los Angeles activist and aspiring officeholder Mimi Soltysik ponders the Democratic ballot in the race for the White House, the words he blurts out include warmonger, imperialist and status quo. And that's before he even turns his attention to Hillary Clinton. Not every leftist is enamored with...

White House will showcase school arts program and feature Los Angeles students

2 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Grammy-winning bluesman Keb’ Mo’ will join young performers from California and other states at the White House on Wednesday to showcase a program that installs artists as mentors in low-performing schools. The students are participants in Turnaround Arts, an initiative that tries to introduce...

After a lifetime of tending to the Dodgers and Cubs, brothers are part of baseball lore

2 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Kawano brothers seem to be listening. They occasionally smile or nod their heads but do not speak, so it is hard to guess what they are thinking. On a bright Saturday morning, Yosh and Nobe sit near the window in a day room at their nursing home, the sunlight etching fine shadows across their...

'Threadbare's' investigative comics explore the hard choice some women face between sweatshops and sex work

2 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

When journalist Anne Elizabeth Moore set out to report an investigative series on the garment industry and sex trafficking, she said she immediately discarded the idea of doing traditional long-form articles in favor of something more visual — specifically, comics. "I've been writing about the...

China's dream of a new Silk Road runs into hurdles at its first stop: Pakistan

2 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Families were still at home when the bulldozers came. Children were returning from school exams. The residents of nearly 80 apartments were given hours to vacate Postal Colony — housing allotted to low-level postal workers — to make way for a new metro train station. In a chaotic evacuation before...

Essential Politics: Donald Trump returns to California

2 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

I’m Christina Bellantoni, the Essential Politics host today. Let’s get started. Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to "send a message" to Washington with the results of California’s June 7 primary election. He released a new television ad urging Californians to do just that less than two weeks from now....

How 'Nashville,' Hayden Panettiere and, yes, 'Jane the Virgin' have changed the conversation about postpartum depression

2 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

When ABC announced its decision to cancel “Nashville,” the news was briefly overshadowed by a tweet from one of the show’s stars. Hayden Panettiere, who plays country starlet and new mother Juliette Barnes, posted a message stating that she was still suffering from the effects of postpartum depression...

L.A.'s homelessness math is a bit off - totals are the same but increases are smaller

2 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

When the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority released the 2016 homeless count earlier this month, the takeaway was grim. Homelessness was up 5.7% across the county. In the city of Los Angeles the change was even greater: a year-over-year increase of 11% The numbers suggested that the homeless...

Well: The Other Bathroom Wars

2 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

For people with disabilities and their families, the battle for accessible toilet facilities has been going on for decades.

The Breakup Marathon

3 hours agoHealth : Well

A romantic breakup or divorce is a traumatic event. Some runners channel that into running better, faster or longer.

Medicare’s Drug-Pricing Experiment Stirs Opposition

3 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

A broad proposal by Medicare to change the way it pays for some drugs has drawn intense reaction and lobbying, with much of the debate centering on whether the plan gives too much power over drug pric...

FDA Considering Pricey Implant As Treatment For Opioid Addiction

3 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Amid a raging opioid epidemic, many doctors and families in the U.S. have been pleading for better treatment alternatives. One option now under consideration by the Food and Drug Administration is a...

CVS MinuteClinics: A Cure For Long Wait Times At Veterans Affairs?

3 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Struggling with long wait times, the Veterans Affairs Health Care System is trying something new: a partnership with the CVS Pharmacy chain to offer urgent care services to more than 65,000 veterans....

Medical News Today: Heart disease risk may be increased with air pollution exposure

A new study finds greater average air pollution exposure over 3 months is linked to an increase in heart disease risk factors, such as higher cholesterol.

Medical News Today: Teen obesity: Could it be driven by low hormone levels?

Researchers suggest a hormone called spexin may be involved in early weight gain, after identifying low levels of the hormone among obese teenagers.

Medical News Today: Is it a Cold or Sinusitis? Learn to Spot the Symptoms of a Sinus Infection

The symptoms of a sinus infection are very similar to those caused by a cold. Learn how to spot symptoms caused by sinus infection with this article.

Zika Virus May Be Linked to More Eye Problems in Brazilian Babies with Microcephaly

Researchers from Brazil and Stanford University report on an ocular case study of three Brazilian infants with microcephaly presumed to be caused by Zika virus. Findings will appear in Ophthalmology, journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Prominent Cancer Expert Reveals Five Easy Steps to Prevent Skin Cancer

In a new video posted today, Cedars-Sinai melanoma expert Omid Hamid, MD, offers five easy actions you can take to protect you and your family from skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the U.S. The video is available for streaming and downloading here.

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