Health and Wellness

Did you tick the donor box when you got your driver’s license?

from Greater LA

Sources of so-called “forever chemicals” are all around us: non-stick frying pans, water-resistant clothing and carpeting, food packaging.

from Greater LA

Though polls show Affordable Care Act protections remain popular in the U.S., President Trump still threatens to drastically change the law if he can't repeal it. Here are five changes he's made.

Trump is trying hard to thwart Obamacare. How's that going?

Though polls show Affordable Care Act protections remain popular in the U.S., President Trump still threatens to drastically change the law if he can't repeal it. Here are five changes he's made.

from NPR

The science behind a recent report is not credible due to financial conflicts of interests by the funder.  Why were these conflicts not detected by the medical journal?

Is it safe to increase consumption of red meat?

The science behind a recent report is not credible due to financial conflicts of interests by the funder.  Why were these conflicts not detected by the medical journal?

from Second Opinion

The West Coast's only archive dedicated to lesbian history is tucked away in an unsuspecting building in West Hollywood.

For National Coming Out Day, we stepped into history's closet

The West Coast's only archive dedicated to lesbian history is tucked away in an unsuspecting building in West Hollywood.

from KCRW Features

Federal agents raided four addiction treatment centers in Southern California this week: three in LA and one in Orange County.

Drug addiction treatment in the US: unregulated, expensive, no guarantees

Federal agents raided four addiction treatment centers in Southern California this week: three in LA and one in Orange County.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Owen Dennis Riley, 17, has made a career out of role playing the world’s most sensitive, loving boyfriend on YouTube.

Fake YouTube boyfriends lull you to sleep with ASMR

Owen Dennis Riley, 17, has made a career out of role playing the world’s most sensitive, loving boyfriend on YouTube.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Seniors are one of the fastest demographics to fall into homelessness.

Santa Monica tries out universal basic income on seniors

Seniors are one of the fastest demographics to fall into homelessness.

from Greater LA

In January, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all state departments to participate in a bulk purchasing program for prescription drugs.

Nonprofit Medi-Cal providers concerned about Newsom’s plan to streamline prescription drug buying

In January, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all state departments to participate in a bulk purchasing program for prescription drugs.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

STD rates increased for the fifth year in a row in 2018. There’s also been a 7 percent increase in cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the United States since 2014.

STD numbers rise for the fifth year in a row, despite young people having less sex

STD rates increased for the fifth year in a row in 2018. There’s also been a 7 percent increase in cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the United States since 2014.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

If you’ve never heard of Fat Bear Week, you’re in for a treat.

Fat Bear Week crowns a queen and educates ursine health

If you’ve never heard of Fat Bear Week, you’re in for a treat.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The new law will make it easier for people to access PrEP and PEP medications without needing to see a doctor or get insurance authorization first.

California to make HIV prevention drugs available without a prescription

The new law will make it easier for people to access PrEP and PEP medications without needing to see a doctor or get insurance authorization first.

from NPR

In California, many people are turning to cannabidiol (CBD) for their pets who are suffering from anxiety, joint pain, and other ailments.

Can CBD alleviate your dog or cat’s ailments?

In California, many people are turning to cannabidiol (CBD) for their pets who are suffering from anxiety, joint pain, and other ailments.

from Greater LA

Reviving ideas that were argued over in the 1990s, Trump's new order on Medicare could have some unintended consequences, depending how it's implemented.

Some parts of Trump's executive order on Medicare could lead to higher costs

Reviving ideas that were argued over in the 1990s, Trump's new order on Medicare could have some unintended consequences, depending how it's implemented.

from NPR

Whether it's gluten or dairy, many people avoid certain types of foods these days. Sometimes food avoidance can take over people's lives and veer into an eating disorder.

When efforts to eat 'clean' become an unhealthy obsession

Whether it's gluten or dairy, many people avoid certain types of foods these days. Sometimes food avoidance can take over people's lives and veer into an eating disorder.

from NPR

Why can a society that is clever enough to create a drug to prevent the spread of HIV not find a why to make it affordable?

Success at preventing HIV but putting profit ahead of public health

Why can a society that is clever enough to create a drug to prevent the spread of HIV not find a why to make it affordable?

from Second Opinion

Lowell Cafe in West Hollywood opens today.

Move over, Amsterdam: LA’s first cannabis cafe is open

Lowell Cafe in West Hollywood opens today.

from Greater LA

Cat Packer is executive director of the City of LA's Department of Cannabis Regulation. Unofficially, she’s known as the city’s pot czar or “your highness,” as she prefers.

Navigating LA’s cannabis industry with the city's pot czar

Cat Packer is executive director of the City of LA's Department of Cannabis Regulation. Unofficially, she’s known as the city’s pot czar or “your highness,” as she prefers.

from Greater LA

A new    analysis    in the Annals of Internal Medicine says red meat and processed meat might not be so bad for you after all, so no need to cut back.

Red flags about new study saying red meat isn't so bad

A new analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine says red meat and processed meat might not be so bad for you after all, so no need to cut back.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Downtown Los Angeles is at the center of what’s becoming a public health crisis.

Illicit vape products from China are coming to LA

Downtown Los Angeles is at the center of what’s becoming a public health crisis.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand