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Health No changes at Meadows Field, but 5 international airports set to start Ebola screening No changes at Meadows Field, but 5 international airports set to start Ebola screening (Video)
Passengers at Meadows Field say they're glad the U.S. government will start screening for the Ebola virus at certain American airports. That does not include Bakersfield, and local airport officials say that's because the program will be at the only airports with direct flights to the African countries affected by the deadly outbreak.
Health Classic car show Saturday to benefit cancer patients Classic car show Saturday to benefit cancer patients (Video)
The Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center will be holding a classic car show and chili cook-off 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, with proceeds benefiting children who have cancer that need to travel to other medical facilities away from Bakersfield.
Health Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for some part-timers Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for some part-timers
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest private employer.
Health Federal officials cast doubt on Ebola travel ban Federal officials cast doubt on Ebola travel ban
Top government health officials said Sunday that they are opposed to placing a ban on travelers from Ebola-infected countries, warning that shutting down borders could impede efforts by aid workers to stop the spread of the deadly virus.
Health Ebola in US: People scared, but outbreak unlikely Ebola in US: People scared, but outbreak unlikely
Ebola has arrived in the United States and people are scared. The nation's top infectious diseases expert said it's perfectly normal to feel anxious about a disease that kills so fast and is ravaging parts of West Africa.
Health LA County sees 2 cases of rare respiratory virus
Two people were recovering after being treated for enterovirus 68, marking Los Angeles County's first cases of the unusual respiratory illness in children, health officials said Wednesday.
Health Viagra ads target women for 1st time Viagra ads target women for 1st time
The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women.
Health Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls
Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.