A 14-year-old Bakersfield boy helps advance legislation that would test newborns for ALD, a rare genetic disease that is often fatal.
September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. Monday, a local family held a celebration for a boy who has won his battle with cancer.
If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.
Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body.
A man waves a sign saying "Doctor is in." But, parents in Oildale are upset, because the doctor's office making medical marijuana evaluations is right across from some schools.
A new state law would toughen up rules on synthetic drugs like "spice" and "bath salts," but some parents and law enforcement officers wish the measure could be stronger.
With the school year underway, a new group is about to hold a concussion symposium to address student-athlete safety in Kern County. Every year, student-athletes suffer concussions, which may not be properly diagnosed or treated.
A local business owner is upset that her landlord was unwilling to pay for mold damage in bathrooms of her perspective location.
The state Senate has approved a bill that would impose a fine of up to $250 for using or possessing certain synthetic drugs that are growing in popularity among teenagers.
Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
Ten or 12 times a year, Beatrice Adams' daughter would race her frail mother to the emergency room for high blood pressure or pain from a list of chronic illnesses.
A man arrested in Kern County for refusing treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis has now been returned to San Joaquin County, where his case was first discovered.
A bill going to the governor for consideration would give the Kern County Board of Supervisors the option to establish a hospital authority to manage and administer Kern Medical Center.
For three of Rob and Paulette Montelone's five kids, spending the summer surfing is more than just a fun activity. It could also extend their lives.
Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.
A yellow fever mosquito has been detected in Kern County.
A statewide survey released Thursday ranks Fresno and other Central Valley communities as the most disadvantaged areas in California when it comes to challenges ranging from polluted water to joblessness.
For one Kern County woman, her pour is personal. Stacy Inman’s husband had ALS for 14 years.