The 23rd annual Bakersfield Relay For Life Survivor Reception is slated for April 10.
Despite the expiration of a March 31 deadline to enroll for health insurance through Covered California, the state gives consumers until April 15 to start and complete an application.
A Easter egg hunt is scheduled for April 19 for kids with autism and other developmental disabilities.
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.
A time frame for return hasn't been set for residents of eight Arvin homes that were evacuated March 18 because a pipeline leak filled the area with flammable gas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
California is sticking to Monday's health insurance enrollment deadline, but consumers will get extra time to finish their applications.
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.
Mercy Hospital Southwest is expanding with a 120-bed patient tower.
It's been one week since eight homes on Nelson Court in Arvin were evacuated due to a broken pipeline carrying a petroleum product.
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.
Air samples taken around evacuated homes in Arvin show "high levels of cancer causing benzene," an independent environmental advocacy group said Monday.