Health officials are celebrating some important victories in 2014, and Time magazine even named Ebola fighters the persons of the year. Nevertheless, this was a black-eye year for public health.
A judge rules the county erred when it fined a man $71,000 for violating the county's marijuana-grow ordinance.
Houchin Community Blood Bank is encouraging people to donate in the spirit of the holidays.
TV legend Joan Lunden talks about her own battle with cancer, plus she'll tell us what we need to be doing to take care of our own.
California's unfunded obligation to pay for the health and dental care of retired state government workers grew by 11 percent in the most recent fiscal year to nearly $72 billion.
As a new parent you read all the baby books about what to expect and what to do. But have you ever thought about the all important next step when maternity leave is over and you head back to work?
“The DEA stepped in and decided to make it a harder product to get,” said Diana Lee of Lee’s Pharmacy.
California officials are battling the worst whooping cough epidemic to hit the state in seven decades as a recent rebound in cases raises questions about the effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a recent report that suggests we may be in for a severe flu season, making it even more important to get your flu shot.
Eight homes were ordered evacuated back in March, and the families returned over the weekend after getting reassurances from state officials that a second test finds the homes are free of toxic gas.
Two young people from Bakersfield are among 72 who will be honored on the 2015 Donate Life Rose Parade float.
The hospital is supposed to reimburse him for gas, but that process has left him frustrated and almost $300 short. He said it’s not the first time they’ve fallen behind on payments.
Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar.
Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions.
Special edition of Health Alert focusing on the deadly disease. We'll introduce you to survivors and an unlikely tool in the fight against diabetes.
Veteran Roger Hatcher said he’s seen the entire country of Iraq. His house is decorated with memories from his time as a Marine: hats, pictures, and even the flag he carried when soldiers found Saddam Hussein. Now his battle with cancer is way tougher than anything he faced overseas.
Illegal drug sales: an unexpected trending topic on social media.
Several community groups say they have data showing a lot of California kids go to schools near oil wells that are being "fracked," and they want more studies of possible health impacts.