In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
With a unanimous vote Tuesday, Kern County supervisors privatized the leadership of Kern Medical Center.
Representatives from Jamie Oliver’s Big Rig Teaching Kitchen appeared on Eyewitness News' midday show Tuesday, promoting the cooking tour’s stop in Bakersfield.
Of the estimated 90 to 100 people who fell ill, a Santa Monica, Calif., team accounted for about 50 cases and a Bakersfield, Calif., team accounted for some 25 cases, Gates said. He suspects some people may have caught the sickness before coming to the tournament, and spread it to others during long bus rides.
A Eugene woman whose husband killed the couple's son and himself has sued the dentist who prescribed her husband a nicotine-cessation drug and the hospital that determined he was not a danger to himself or others two days before the slayings.
Recently we introduced you to a little girl who is completely blind in one eye and her doctor who has the vision to help change her life. Now a local business man is stepping up to make her dream a reality.
Mended Little Hearts, a nonprofit group for kids with congenital heart defects, is holding a fundraiser 7-11 p.m. Wednesday at Prime Cut Meats & Eats, 9500 Brimhall Road, in Bakersfield.
An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction.
The latest trend in cosmetic surgery now includes jewelry implants for your eyes.
The board overseeing California's health insurance exchange voted unanimously Thursday to stick with its current approach of phasing out substandard health insurance policies by the end of the year, turning aside a plea by President Barack Obama to let those policies continue.
A top health care official spoke in Kern County on Wednesday about California’s new health care exchange under the Affordable Care Act.
The AIS Cancer Center at San Joaquin Community Hospital will participate in a major cancer study. The hospital will be a test site for the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3.
A new report by California's online health insurance marketplace shows 30,000 people enrolled for policies under the federal health care reforms in October, most of them older.
A website now available for desktop computers and mobile devices allows people in California to see real-time measurements of air quality.