Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.
A yellow fever mosquito has been detected in Kern County.
A statewide survey released Thursday ranks Fresno and other Central Valley communities as the most disadvantaged areas in California when it comes to challenges ranging from polluted water to joblessness.
For one Kern County woman, her pour is personal. Stacy Inman’s husband had ALS for 14 years.
A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health - and too little may be as bad as too much. The findings came under immediate attack by other scientists.
Officials with the county-owned hospital have been trying to dig themselves out of a dire financial situation for months, and employees at KMC have had the threat of layoffs looming over their heads since June.
Missionaries retuning to the United States after working with patients infected with Ebola will be put in quarantine and monitored, health officials said Sunday.
A man is being held in isolation at a Central California jail on allegations he has refused to submit to an exam to check for tuberculosis.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that not all tattoo ink is safe.
With back-to-school time approaching quickly, the Bakersfield City School District is reminding parents of the importance of getting children vaccinated before Aug. 18.
A woman took matters into her own hands and performed CPR when she noticed another woman was not breathing and clearly in need of help.
The Ebola virus has killed more than 700 people in Africa and could have catastrophic consequences if allowed to spread, world health officials say. So why would anyone allow infected Americans to come to Atlanta?
An American doctor infected with the Ebola virus in Africa arrived in Atlanta for treatment Saturday, landing at a military base, then being whisked away to one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country, officials say.
Officials with the Kern County Department Of Human Services are urging people to wear a purple ribbon for heatstroke awareness.
The first of its kind cancer unit in Kern County is unveiled at Mercy Hospital Downtown.