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Hillary Clinton loosens up on the road

5 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Welcome to Trail Guide, your daily tour through the wilds of the 2016 presidential campaign led by the L.A. Times political team. It's Thursday, July 30, and this is what we're watching: After weeks of restricting access, Hillary Rodham Clinton is engaging with voters in New Hampshire Sen. Bernie...

'Letters' inscribes a grand love affair with words between Macdonald and Welty

5 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Ross Macdonald and Eudora Welty were titans of fiction: he a mystery writer whose work, like his California compatriots in noir Raymond Chandler and Walter Mosley, encompassed not just murder but the social and political entwined in cities like L.A. and fictional Santa Teresa; she a novelist and...

Water report card: Will June's cutbacks match May's 29%?

5 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

California regulators are expected to release figures Thursday showing how much the state cut back on water use in June -- data that could lead to fines for urban water suppliers failing to meet conservation targets.

The light shines again on the Riviera's iconic sign

5 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

The legendary Riviera closed its doors May 4 in Las Vegas after 60 years of lighting up the Las Vegas Strip, and now its neon marquee shines bright again. The sign has a permanent home at the Neon Museum just north of downtown Las Vegas.

Bribery: It Can Work in Cambodia

A few years back, I began sharing stories from my various travels around the globe. It began as a… The post Bribery: It Can Work in Cambodia appeared first on Just a Colorado Gal.

Outbreak of Legionnaires disease in the Bronx

Nearly three dozen cases of Legionnaires’ disease, a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia spread through the air, have been reported in the Bronx over the last two weeks in what the Health Department is calling a concerning “unusual increase” in cases. Show More Summary

Well: Changing Our Perceptions of Beauty

7 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Rick Guidotti, a fashion photographer, once defined beauty by supermodels, hairstylists and magazine covers, but a chance encounter at a Manhattan bus stop changed his perspective.

Well: Blood Pressure Fluctuations May Signal Risk

7 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Variability in blood pressure from one visit to another is associated with a higher risk for cardiovascular disease and mortality, according to a large prospective study.

Op-Ed Contributor: The Case for Fetal-Cell Research

7 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Despite my uneasiness with it, the science has saved countless lives.

Legionnaires’ Disease Sickens 31, 2 Fatally, in the South Bronx

7 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

The outbreak of the disease, the largest New York City has seen in at least two years, has flared up in the neighborhoods of Highbridge, Morrisania, Mott Haven and Hunts Point since July 10.

$30 Million Program to Help Low-Income New Yorkers Get Mental Health Care

7 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Chirlane McCray, the wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio and the chairwoman of the fund that is heading the program, said one in four New Yorkers has a diagnosable mental health disorder.

Chris Christie Weight Jokes – It ain’t over till the Fad Laddy Quits

Robert S. Wieder meditates on the dogged persistance of jokes about Chris Christie's weight, in the face of how formulaic and predictable they have become.

Olympic Teams to Swim, Boat in Dangerously Contaminated Rio Waters

An analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues in Rio.

Targeting an Improvement in Protein Quality Control

8 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

A range of research efforts aim at finding ways to improve or enhance the activity of cellular maintenance mechanisms involved in ensuring quality control. Proteins are the building blocks of cell machinery but constantly become damaged or misfolded, which can then cause harm through incorrect function. Show More Summary

Supercentenarian Research Study

8 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

A number of ongoing research programs aim to collect more data on the biochemistry and genetics of the oldest of old people, and here is an example of one of them. I don't believe that these efforts contribute greatly towards building...Show More Summary

Why Family Dinner? Reasons That Might Surprise You

This is a guest post by Jenny Rosenstrach with Dinner: A Love Story. I recently met Jenny in person at an event and thought you guys would enjoy learning about her blog and her mission behind the family dinner!

Stopping the Yo-Yo Dieting Cycle

You know this happens all the time – gaining and losing the same 5 or 10 pounds over and over again. Let’s say you need to lose 20 pounds or more, but instead of losing all your weight, you keep losing 7 pounds and then gaining back the same 7 pounds over and over again.   Continue Reading...

A Case Example of Intervention in Alcohol Use Disorder

9 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

How an experienced interventionist can jump start a successful treatment episode.

Morning Roundup: July 30, 2015

9 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Macklemore admits to relapsing, MTV casting flakka addicts for reality show, and drunk badger found on beach.

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