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Health 5 Things to Know about women's medical care at VA
Already pilloried for long wait times for medical appointments, the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs has fallen short of another commitment: to attend to the needs of the rising ranks of female veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them of child-bearing age.
Health Supervisors listen to plan to merge KMC with Kern Health Systems Supervisors listen to plan to merge KMC with Kern Health Systems(Video)
Kern county supervisors were presented with a plan that may help Kern Medical Center's financial problem. Officials with KMC propose a merger between KMC and Kern Health Systems, an independent agency that manages health care for residents on medical. It's a move officials say will help medical providers improve quality while reducing expenses.
Health FDA: Pregnant women should eat low-mercury seafood FDA: Pregnant women should eat low-mercury seafood
The government is reminding pregnant women to stay away from certain fish that can be high in mercury. But the agency won't require package labeling on mercury content, which is what consumer groups had sought.
Health Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House celebrates 5 years Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House celebrates 5 years(Video)
The Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House has offered relief for families struck by tragedy of a hospitalized child. Wednesday, one father attended the house's anniversary event to thank the staff who helped his family five years ago.