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Health Free symposium to address concussions in student-athletes Free symposium to address concussions in student-athletes (Video)
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.
Health Study: House calls for frail elders bring savings Study: House calls for frail elders bring savings
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.
Health Arrested tuberculosis patient leaves Kern County Arrested tuberculosis patient leaves Kern County
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.
Health Camps take cystic fibrosis patients surfing Camps take cystic fibrosis patients surfing
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.
Health Have insurers found new ways to avoid the sick? Have insurers found new ways to avoid the sick?
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.
Health Study questions need for most people to cut salt Study questions need for most people to cut salt
A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health - and too little may be as bad as too much. The findings came under immediate attack by other scientists.
Health Fewer KMC layoffs expected, as supervisors give OK Fewer KMC layoffs expected, as supervisors give OK (Video)
Officials with the county-owned hospital have been trying to dig themselves out of a dire financial situation for months, and employees at KMC have had the threat of layoffs looming over their heads since June.