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.
Hookah lounges are officially prohibited in Tehachapi.
Legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully will be the keynote speaker Tuesday night for the Hoffmann Hospice annual "Voices of Inspiration" fundraising dinner.
Major drugmakers, the British government and a top Alzheimer's research charity are pooling more than $100 million to create a global fund to accelerate efforts to find a treatment or even a cure for the mind-robbing disease within a decade.
On Sunday, a Bakersfield family found their 3-year-old boy at the bottom of a swimming pool. Firefighters said that the family was in the backyard with him and stepped away for just a minute. The boy was last reported to be in critical condition.
A Bakersfield family is concerned about new flooring they installed in their entire home after seeing media reports raising questions about chemical emissions from the material.
New research boosts hope that a highly anticipated, experimental class of cholesterol drugs can greatly lower the risk for heart attacks, death and other heart-related problems.
Reports show that the increase just might be linked to AB 60, the new law helping undocumented residents obtain driver's licenses. More than 60,000 people have been added to the California organ and tissue donor registry, bringing it up 29 percent from the same time last year.
The song is titled "Go Live Your Life" and was written and recorded by Wade Hayes after his own battle with colon cancer.
A busy week on 'The Alert' keeping you healthy from your belly to your brain.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday morning for the Hope House at Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield.
Valley Children's Hospital Central California has opened an outpatient clinic in Bakersfield, with specialists who can see local kids.
Domino-like kidney swaps are still relatively new but are becoming increasingly common.