The Kern County District Attorney's Office has a new place for sexual assault victims find refuge anytime of day or night.
More companies are starting or expanding wellness programs that aim to reduce their medical costs by improving their employees' health.
Super stylist Bonnie Fortson takes us back to nature with these simple recipes for healthy beautiful hair.
Lawmakers are reviewing a bill that would allow California officials to license and collect fees from medical marijuana shops.
Smoking inside home day care centers would be banned under a bill targeting so-called "third-hand smoke" that lingers indoors.
This allows the public to surrender expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical drugs to officers for destruction. Only pills, tablets and capsules will be accepted - no injectables or syringes. Illegal drugs also won't be accepted.
Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.
California air quality officials are considering giving small trucking operations more time to comply with new rules to clean up diesel emissions.
Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.
Sick children and their families at Memorial Hospital's Lauren Small Children's Medical Center got a special visit Saturday from the Dewar's family, a name synonymous with ice cream and candy in Bakersfield and around the country.
Saturday's 11th annual Cruisin' for a Wish Car and Motorcycle Show at the Kern County Fairgrounds will help grant more of these very special wishes.
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.