What began as a bothersome odor coming from an empty lot in Oildale in early March has resulted in the removal of what public health officials say are dangerous chemicals.
Spring break is coming up, but plans to hit the road can be tough when poor health gets in the way.
Many people turn to injections to get beautiful, but there is another benefit to Botox that has nothing to do with smoothing wrinkles.
We spoke with an expert from the Center for Neuro Skills, as well as a family affected by the complications of brain injury.
The 2015 County Health Rankings, conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, finds that Kern County is the seventh-most unhealthy county in the nation.
In a video recorded 19 days before Brittany Maynard took life-ending drugs, she tells California lawmakers that no one should have to leave home to legally kill themselves under the care of a doctor.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday it is investigating Lumber Liquidators Chinese-made laminate flooring following a national TV broadcast raised concerns over levels of formaldehyde.
Organic food company Amy's Kitchen has voluntarily recalled about 74,000 cases of frozen and prepackaged products containing spinach.
The AIS Cancer Center at San Joaquin Community Hospital dedicated a consultation room Tuesday.
Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center and Dignity Health Bakersfield held a ceremony Tuesday for an expansion of the CBCC Cancer Center.
The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A Bakersfield City Council committee wants to find tougher tools against so-called "bath salts" and "spice."
It was just 25 years ago that California launched the first anti-smoking advertisements in the state. Now, the California Department of Public Health is introducing new ads to counter e-cigarettes.
The polemic around "Obamacare" hasn't cooled much, and the permanence of the president's achievement remains in question as the nation awaits the outcome of a Supreme Court case that could jeopardize insurance for nearly 8 million people.
Dozens of bottles of low-priced California wines sold under such labels as Franzia, Mogen David and Almaden contain dangerously high levels of arsenic, according to a lawsuit filed by four California residents.
A much-hailed law that restricted the opening of new stand-alone fast-food restaurants in one of the poorest sections of Los Angeles did not curb obesity or improve diets, a new study found.
Blue Shield of California is protesting a state decision to strip the nonprofit health insurer of its tax-exempt status, which the company has held since its founding in 1939.
Want to make a big impact on the health of our oceans? Think small, top chefs say. As in anchovies and sardines.