Column: The cure for healthcare? An end to selfishness
"I don't care that most families will be better off," says a critic of Medicare for all. "I am strongly opposed to paying for someone else's healthcare." (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Lazarus Source Type: news

California loosens its individual mandate for health insurance
Uninsured Californians still have time to avoid a penalty for not having healthcare if they sign up through Covered California by March 31. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melody Gutierrez Source Type: news

Medical report underscores the limits of screening travelers for coronavirus
Two Germans who appeared healthy when they left Wuhan, China, were infected with the new coronavirus and might have been able to spread it to others. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

SARS killed hundreds and then disappeared. Could this coronavirus die out?
The containment of the 2003 SARS outbreak is considered one of the biggest public health victories in recent years. Stopping the new coronavirus, known as COVID-19, will probably be much harder. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Finding patients where they live: Street medicine grows, along with homeless population
A four-person medical team offers care to some of the sickest people in L.A. by meeting them where they live, on the street. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

San Diego County declares local health emergency to aid coronavirus response
While there has been no local transmission of the virus, declaration can help provide more resources for quarantine operations. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Sisson Source Type: news

Column: $32 trillion for 'Medicare for all'? It's a bargain
Democrats are adept at highlighting the problems with our healthcare system. But they fail miserably in explaining how Medicare for all would fix things. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Lazarus Source Type: news

Op-Ed: What can you do to protect yourself from heart disease? Make a lot of money
Dying from heart disease correlates more closely with your ZIP Code and bank balance than with your gene pool. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haider J. Warraich Source Type: news

These Pakistani students want out of coronavirus-stricken Chinese city. Their government says no
Pakistan has resisted calls to evacuate several hundred students from the virus-hit city of Wuhan, a decision that hinges on health as well as politics. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shashank Bengali, Aoun Sahi Source Type: news

Doctors fight coronavirus outbreak with drugs that target HIV, malaria and Ebola
As scientists hunt for an effective drug to treat thousands of patients sickened by a new respiratory virus, they are trying some surprising remedies. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carmen Heredia Rodriguez Source Type: news

How I learned to stop worrying and love my Asian Glow
I'm one of the millions of Asians who can't process alcohol and flush or turn red when they drink. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lucas Kwan Peterson Source Type: news

What 'dry fasting' is and why you shouldn't do it
Your kidneys don't need to "reset," and your body really, really needs water. Please drink some water. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessica Roy Source Type: news

These Pakistani students want out of coronavirus-stricken Wuhan. Their government says no
Pakistan has resisted calls to evacuate several hundred students from the virus-hit city, a decision that hinges on health as well as politics. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shashank Bengali, Aoun Sahi Source Type: news

A coronavirus ward? How U.S. hospitals are preparing for this new threat
Hospitals are stocking up on gowns and goggles and holding refresher courses in infection control amid the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Second coronavirus case confirmed in San Diego
Like the first, the infected patient is an evacuee hospitalized at the UC San Diego Health System shortly after arriving at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar on Friday. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Sisson Source Type: news

39 new coronavirus cases on cruise ship off Japan; 174 now infected
The Diamond Princess is off Yokohama, Japan, with about 3,700 passengers and crew. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Reynolds Source Type: news

How deadly is the new coronavirus? Scientists race to find the answer
It's the biggest medical mystery on the planet: Just how deadly is the new coronavirus from China? (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

Disappointing results from two experimental Alzheimer drugs
Two drugs failed to prevent or slow mental decline in a study of people with a genetic predisposition to develop Alzheimer's disease at a relatively young age. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Source Type: news

66 new coronavirus cases on cruise ship off Japan; more than 130 now infected
The Diamond Princess is off Yokohama, Japan, with about 3,700 passengers and crew. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Reynolds Source Type: news

Misinformation about the coronavirus abounds, but correcting it can backfire
With so much false information circulating about the coronavirus outbreak, health officials are trying to set the record straight. Here's why that can backfire. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

2 new coronavirus cases means 63 now quarantined on cruise ship off Japan
The Diamond Princess is off Yokohama, Japan, with about 3,700 passengers and crew. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Reynolds Source Type: news

What your life is like under a coronavirus quarantine in California
After a trip from Wuhan, China, lasting 37 hours, 167 evacuees are living at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego County. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

5 things you need to stay dry and warm in the snow
Outdoors gear to keep you warm and dry in the snow (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roy M. Wallack Source Type: news

Lazarus: What if the IRS thinks you owe taxes for money you never earned?
A retired dentist received a 1099 form from MetLife saying he'd been paid $1,500 for treating a patient he never heard of. Then the real trouble began. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Lazarus Source Type: news

41 new cases of coronavirus, including 8 Americans, on quarantined cruise ship off Japan
The Diamond Princess is off Yokohama with about 3,700 passengers and crew. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Reynolds Source Type: news

What is a pandemic? Does the coronavirus qualify?
The coronavirus outbreak is declared a global public health emergency, but does it qualify as a pandemic? We explain the difference and why it matters. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

Coronavirus memes fill social media feeds. Here's why it's making young people so anxious
Anxiety over the coronavirus outbreak, especially among young people, is thriving in an online ecosystem that tends to favor doomsday predictions. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

20 aboard cruise ship now stricken with coronavirus; the rest quarantined off Japan
The Diamond Princess is off Yokohama with about 3,700 passengers and crew. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Reynolds Source Type: news

Chinese orchestra's Orange County concert canceled over coronavirus panic
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County cancels a Shanghai Chinese Orchestra concert despite no evidence of a coronavirus pubic health threat. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessica Gelt Source Type: news

What happens if the coronavirus outbreak becomes a pandemic?
Despite the colossal efforts to contain the new coronavirus, scientists are quietly preparing for an increasingly likely outcome: A full-blown global pandemic. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

Now there's cushy camping on L.A.'s trail from Pacific Palisades to Malibu
A new outfitter brings all-inclusive camping to the 67-mile Backbone Trail. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mary Forgione Source Type: news

Calorie counts on nutrition labels may not be as precise as you think
Calorie counts on food labels seem like an immutable guide to help you track what you eat. But the numbers on nutrition labels may be imprecise. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: What to look for if you think you might be sick
A coronavirus infection can have common symptoms like a cough or fever. There can also be serious problems, including pneumonia or kidney failure. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

What are your questions about the coronavirus?
Have questions about the coronavirus? Our Times reporters will try to answer them here. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Seth Liss Source Type: news

How to hike Mt. Whitney: Your journey begins with the permit lottery
Lottery starts Saturday for those who want to scale the popular southern Sierra peak. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mary Forgione Source Type: news

For Americans, flu remains a bigger threat than coronavirus
So far, coronavirus hasn't killed anyone in the U.S., while the flu has killed thousands. Experts urge people to get a flu shot. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Coronavirus outbreak is now an international 'public health emergency,' WHO declares
The World Health Organization has decided that the coronavirus outbreak is now a public health emergency of international concern. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

How prepared is the U.S. health system for a major coronavirus outbreak?
As the new virus spreads beyond China, officials in the U.S. have confidence in the CDC. But experts also have questions about local, state and national coordination. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jenny Jarvie Source Type: news

New coronavirus spreads as readily as 1918 Spanish flu and probably originated in bats
The new coronavirus from China spreads as readily as 1918 Spanish flu and probably originated in bats before ultimately infecting humans. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Op-Ed: The new coronavirus isn't a threat to people in the United States — but flu is
There are only a handful of U.S. coronavirus cases here. So why are people wearing masks? (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marc Siegel Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Five burning questions scientists want to answer about the outbreak
There are many things scientists really wish they knew about the coronavirus that has sickened thousands of people and caused at least 132 deaths. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Coronavirus: China has quarantined 50 million people. Experts worry that might backfire
The unprecedented lockdown of China's seventh-largest city to cope with the coronavirus outbreak has turned Wuhan into "a ghost town," says one American who lives there. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

As coronavirus outbreak worsens, China agrees to accept help from WHO
Chinese authorities agreed to allow the World Health Organization to send experts to China to assist with research and containment of the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

The coolest place to do yoga in L.A. is 70 floors above it
An acupuncture pop-up, stream New York's most cultish class, sky-high yoga and a way to pay it forward with a massage: Here are a few ways to keep on top of those wellness goals. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

The coolest place to do yoga in LA? How about the 70th floor with a DTLA view
An acupuncture pop-up, stream New York's most cultish class, sky-high yoga and a way to pay it forward with a massage: Here are a few ways to keep on top of those wellness goals. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

The coronavirus from China is new, and that makes everything dicier
Any time a "novel" virus appears on the scene, things immediately become much more complicated. That's certainly the case with the coronavirus from China. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

In New York City's Chinatown, residents and doctors brace for coronavirus' arrival
Residents of New York City's Chinatown expect the coronavirus to arrive from China as people travel abroad to celebrate the Lunar New Year. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Should you panic about the coronavirus from China? Here's what the experts say
If the coronavirus outbreak in China were a Hollywood movie, now would be time to panic. But in real life, most Americans have no need, experts say. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

The American dream may help the poorest among us live longer. Here's why
Americans living in counties with more opportunities to get ahead live longer than those living where it's most difficult to improve their lot in life. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

A greyhound group's challenge: 'How do you turn a racing machine into a pet?'
Tijuana's racing greyhounds have never seen a home, a sidewalk or a cat. This L.A. group gives them a chance at a second life. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sharon Boorstin Source Type: news