Kern Medical Center will host a free breast cancer screening event on Aug. 15.
A hazmat team has cleared a Goodwill store on Olive Drive after a report of a rotten egg smell.
Glenn Towery argues that the prison system is responsible for his diagnosis of valley fever.
Kern County has a Mobile Evaluation Team, referred to as MET, that is dispatched to law enforcement when they are dealing with someone who has a mental illness, officials said Tuesday.
Kern County supervisors have started the process for a tougher, local rule against synthetic drugs, such as "spice" and "bath salts."
Kern on Tuesday became the ninth county in California to adopt the law, which grants greater authority to health departments to treat patients who have a history of refusing help for their illness.
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a first-of-a-kind drug that lowers artery-clogging cholesterol more than older drugs that have been prescribed for decades.
Planned Parenthood released a video Thursday in which organization President Cecile Richards defends its fetal tissue donation programs but apologizes for the way a staff member talked about them in a secretly-recorded video posted online earlier this week.
With anger, fear and worry, a group of Oildale families is now protesting in front of two stores that they insist still sell the synthetic drug called "spice."
Nearly one-fifth of the raw groundwater used for public drinking water systems in California contains excessive levels of potentially toxic contaminants, according to a decade-long U.S. Geological Survey study that provides one of the first comprehensive looks at the health of California's public water supply and groundwater.
New research suggests it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle to read - and it has to do with how the brain deciphers speech when it's noisy.
The $1,000 pill for a liver-wasting viral infection that made headlines last year is no longer the favorite of patients and doctors.
For pregnant women, abnormal results from certain prenatal tests may signal that something is wrong — with the moms-to-be, not the fetus, a preliminary study suggests.
The per-pack tax would net an estimated $1.1 billion in its first year, with revenues slightly decreasing each year after. It would go to pay for health care programs and services.
Three people face federal indictments for allegedly committing health care fraud.
Heroin use leads to a spike in deaths.
The agency has converted its 190,000-pound DC-8 airliner into a flying laboratory, in which officials are able to grab real-time samples of the air from the areas they fly over.
The number of U.S. heroin users has grown by nearly 300,000 over a decade, with the bulk of the increase among whites, according to a new government report.