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Health High volume, long wait at California's health site High volume, long wait at California's health site(Video)
California's health insurance exchange experienced a high volume of users Monday, leading to a sluggish website and long wait times as consumers made their final enrollment dash to avoid a tax penalty.
Health Studies find new drugs greatly lower cholesterol Studies find new drugs greatly lower cholesterol
A new class of experimental medicines can dramatically lower cholesterol, raising hopes of a fresh option for people who can't tolerate or don't get enough help from Lipitor and other statin drugs that have been used for this for decades.
Health Marrow match sought for leukemia patient Marrow match sought for leukemia patient
A Bakersfield woman is in need of a bone marrow transplant, so a marrow donor registry drive was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in hopes of finding a match.
Health Study finds many preteens have high cholesterol Study finds many preteens have high cholesterol
There's fresh evidence that a lot of young people could be headed for heart trouble. A large study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol when tested during routine physical exams.
Health Autism may be tied to flawed prenatal brain growth Autism may be tied to flawed prenatal brain growth
A small study that examined brains from children who died found abnormal patterns of cell growth in autistic children. The research bolsters evidence that something before birth might cause autism, at least in some cases.
Health Report: Kern County 54th in health compared to other California counties Report: Kern County 54th in health compared to other California counties
The annual County Health Rankings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute includes factors such as smoking, employment, physical inactivity and access to healthy foods. California has 58 counties, and Kern ranked 54th in health.
Health California lawmakers reconsider bare-hand food ban California lawmakers reconsider bare-hand food ban
California lawmakers are beginning to back away from a new law that bans bare-hand contact with food in restaurants and bars, with the Assembly Health Committee voting unanimously Tuesday to repeal and revisit the regulation.