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Health Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 U.S. adults now have health insurance Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 U.S. adults now have health insurance
Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday. As recently as 2013, slightly more than 8 out of 10 had coverage.
Health San Joaquin Community Hospital hosts NICU reunion San Joaquin Community Hospital hosts NICU reunion (Video)
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - San Joaquin Community Hospital celebrated six years since its neonatal intensive care unit opened with a reunion for the caregivers and babies born at its NICU.
Health Campout Against Cancer this weekend Campout Against Cancer this weekend
The event is designed to raise awareness and funds for Kern County cancer patients in financial need, according to organizers.
Health National Organ Donor Month National Organ Donor Month (Video)
Do you have a little pink dot on your drivers license? March is National Organ Donor Month and two women are raising awareness about how organ donation can save lives. Their stories are surprising and inspiring.
Health Kern County woman shows generosity in the face of cancer Kern County woman shows generosity in the face of cancer (Video)
Her name is Alaina Taylor. She was diagnosed with breast cancer four days after her 40th birthday. Her cancer? Very aggressive and she was immediately put on chemotherapy. Fighting the disease was a no-brainer for this mother of four.
Health Study: Breast cancer overtreatment costs U.S. $4 billion a year Study: Breast cancer overtreatment costs U.S. $4 billion a year
Sharpening a medical debate about the costs and benefits of cancer screening, a new report estimates that the U.S. spends $4 billion a year on unnecessary medical costs due to mammograms that generate false alarms, and on treatment of certain breast tumors unlikely to cause problems.