The "Cruisin For A Wish" frundraiser helps raise money for local children with life-threatening conditions.
A new workout trend combines yoga with surfing.
A late surge of sign-ups pushed California's health insurance exchange nearly 100,000 enrollees beyond the original projections of the Obama administration, state officials announced Thursday.
Consumers who were unable to create an account or fill out an application because of technical problems on the Covered California website have until midnight Tuesday to secure a health insurance policy and avoid a tax penalty. The agency offered the extension after its systems were overwhelmed by the number of people trying to sign up before last month's enrollment deadline under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.
The calorie counting that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other considerations, like the promise of more fiber or natural ingredients
Hoffmann Hospice broke ground Wednesday on a facility in the Seven Oaks Business Park near the intersection of Buena Vista Drive and Bolthouse Drive.
Kern County is going after marijuana dispensaries with civil action in the wake of Measure G's demise.
In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in a bold attempt to make body parts in the laboratory.
What started out as Chili's "viral act of kindness" quickly changed after a large amount of backlash. Monday, the restaurant chain canceled a nationwide fundraiser to support the National Autism Association, a nonprofit group that links vaccinations to autism.
Participants in Campout Against Cancer raised $327,641 in the event's inaugural year.
An experimental drug has shown encouraging results in treating advanced breast cancer in an early clinical trial, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer reported Sunday.
Kern County Judge Kenneth Twissleman ruled in favor of the city of Bakersfield in its ban of marijuana shops.
The first Campout Against Cancer begins Friday and runs through Saturday.
California's health exchange announced Thursday that enrollment in private insurance plans had exceeded 1.2 million by an initial deadline earlier this week, although officials acknowledged they have more work ahead to reduce the number of people who remain uninsured.
Small nonprofits offering insurance plans on California's health care exchange are lagging well behind major insurers in sign-ups, potentially undermining a key goal of the federal Affordable Care Act, which sought to drive down costs by increasing competition.
The 23rd annual Bakersfield Relay For Life Survivor Reception is slated for April 10.
Despite the expiration of a March 31 deadline to enroll for health insurance through Covered California, the state gives consumers until April 15 to start and complete an application.