The executive director of California's health insurance exchange said Monday that he is hiring 400 call-center workers, many in Fresno, with the goal of alleviating telephone backlogs that have frustrated those applying for health care.
Federal health experts are taking a second look this week at the heart safety of pain medications used by millions of Americans to treat arthritis and other everyday aches and pains.
California health officials say an infant has died from whooping cough, a highly contagious disease. It's the first confirmed death since 2010 when an epidemic killed 10 infants in the state.
With record-low rainfall levels, 2014 has already seen one of the unhealthiest air quality Januaries on record.
Dr. Ravi Patel called new breast cancer drug Palbociclib "a game changer." Palbociclib was developed by University of California, Los Angeles scientists. Bakersfield's Comprehensive Blood & Cancer Center is participating in a clinical trial that began in 2010, testing the effectiveness of the new drug on some breast cancer patients.
It's not quite the bionics of science fiction, but European researchers have created a robotic hand that gave an amputee a sense of touch he hadn't felt in a decade.
After airing a story about a new trend of some people walking at their desk using a special treadmill, news station WHNS was contacted by a retailer who sells the treadmill desk.
A state senator from the Los Angeles area is planning to introduce legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants access to health insurance through Covered California.
The nation's second-largest drugstore chain said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1, a move that will cost about $2 billion in annual revenue but won't affect its 2014 earnings forecast.
The Safely Surrendered Baby Law was passed in 2001, allowing mothers who have crisis pregnancies to safely surrender their babies to a hospital or fire station with no names, no questions, and no criminal prosecution if the baby is unharmed.
Residents in Kern County are concerned after learning background checks of some Covered California enrollment counselors turned up criminal histories. Convictions included fraud and forgery.
The death toll from "influenza-like illness" inched up this week in Kern County. The count now stands at 16. Fifteen deaths were reported as of last week.
The Food and Drug Administration is using ads depicting wrinkled skin on youthful faces and teenagers paying for cigarettes with their teeth in a campaign to show the nation's young people the costs associated with smoking.