Opinion: My son was killed with a gun. Like too many California parents, I don't know who did it
Low homicide clearance rates help perpetuate gun violence. Legislation under consideration in Sacramento would help more families reopen cold cases. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 12, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mattie Scott Source Type: news

A little too obsessed with Taylor Swift? It might be a coping mechanism
In 'The Age of Magical Overthinking,' Amanda Montell observes how information overload and online culture has hijacked our brain's hard-wired vulnerabilities. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 11, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angela Chen Source Type: news

Kaiser accused of violations months after state fine on mental healthcare
Months after Kaiser Permanente reached a sweeping agreement with state regulators to improve its mental health services, the healthcare giant is facing allegations that patients could be improperly losing such care. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 9, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Alpert Reyes Source Type: news

Bergamot Comedy Fest delivers laughter and lessons on mental health at The Crow
The weeklong festival offered diverse panels for creatives, comics, and writers along with packed comedy shows with mental health as its central theme on Friday. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 9, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Distefano Source Type: news

Where Biden, Trump and Kennedy stand on housing and homelessness
Housing and homelessness are election issues of extreme importance to Californians. Here's where the major presidential candidates stand. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 9, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Oreskes Source Type: news

RFK Jr. speaks candidly about his gravelly voice: 'If I could sound better, I would'
'If I could sound better, I would,' says the presidential candidate, who has spasmodic dysphonia, a neurological condition that affects his vocal cords. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 8, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Rainey Source Type: news

An AI app claims it can detect sexually transmitted infections. Doctors say it's a disaster
'There are so many things wrong with this app that I don't even know where to begin,' one doctor said about Calmara, which says it can identify sexually transmitted infections from photos of penises. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 7, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Corinne Purtill Source Type: news

Jay Leno's wife Mavis Leno sometimes 'does not know' him due to dementia, lawyer says
Mavis Leno is battling 'advanced dementia' and 'sometimes does not know her husband, Jay [Leno], nor her date of birth,' her court-appointed attorney reported. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 2, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nardine Saad Source Type: news

Opinion: A deadly but curable disease is thriving in L.A.'s jails. That's unacceptable
The Los Angeles County jail system needs a concerted effort to screen for and treat the blood-borne liver disease, which kills about 14,000 Americans a year. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 2, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Bunin Benor Source Type: news

California is making fentanyl test strips free to organizations. How to get a kit
In an effort to slow the proliferation of synthetic opioid-related deaths, California will begin offering free fentanyl-testing strips to eligible organizations across the state that ask for them, the state Department of Health Care Services announced Thursday. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 29, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Karen Garcia Source Type: news

Halle Berry's perimenopause was misdiagnosed as 'worst case of herpes' her doc ever saw
Halle Berry says her doctor was convinced she had the 'worst case of herpes' he had ever seen when she described symptoms related to perimenopause. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 27, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nardine Saad Source Type: news

The 'soup for dinner' life: It's easy, delicious. A never-boring way to slim down
Quick soups, simmering soups, you-can't-make-a-mistake soups. These are a home cook's easy way to cut back. You will not be bored or boring as a cook or an eater on this diet. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 27, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Huneven Source Type: news

The 'soup for dinner' diet: It's easy, delicious. A never-boring way to slim down
Quick soups, simmering soups, you-can't-make-a-mistake soups. These are a home cook's easy way to cut back. You will not be bored or boring as a cook or an eater on this diet. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 27, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Huneven Source Type: news

How Dodgers fans built a gigantic community of L.A. hikers
Every year a group of Dodgers fans rings in the start of baseball season in an especially Angeleno way: Decking themselves in all blue and hiking through Griffith Park's peaks. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 27, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire O ’Callahan Source Type: news

A trick to reduce stress? Spend 20 seconds a day doing this easy practice
Researchers at UC Berkeley say a daily 20-second 'micropractice' can help reduce stress and improve mental health. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 25, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news