California saw a record number of deaths from West Nile virus last year, and the state's drought may have contributed to the spike in infections, according to health officials.
California's air quality is improving, as is the air in Kern County.
The steep cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. The median bill for a private room in a nursing home is now $91,250 a year, according to an industry survey out Thursday.
California lawmakers heard impassioned pleas from parents and doctors Wednesday, during the first hearing on a bill that would require schoolchildren in the state to be vaccinated.
Do you have a little pink dot on your drivers license? March is National Organ Donor Month and two women are raising awareness about how organ donation can save lives. Their stories are surprising and inspiring.
The outbreak will be declared over in California on Friday if no new cases pop up, according to the California Department of Public Health.
Her name is Alaina Taylor. She was diagnosed with breast cancer four days after her 40th birthday. Her cancer? Very aggressive and she was immediately put on chemotherapy. Fighting the disease was a no-brainer for this mother of four.
Sharpening a medical debate about the costs and benefits of cancer screening, a new report estimates that the U.S. spends $4 billion a year on unnecessary medical costs due to mammograms that generate false alarms, and on treatment of certain breast tumors unlikely to cause problems.
As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds - hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.
Lydia Ledford returns home after more than three months in the hospital with the flu.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs awarded the contract to Centre for Neuro Skills, which has locations in Bakersfield, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas.
Out of 57 California counties ranked from healthiest to unhealthiest, Kern ranks near the bottom of the list.
What began as a bothersome odor coming from an empty lot in Oildale in early March has resulted in the removal of what public health officials say are dangerous chemicals.
Spring break is coming up, but plans to hit the road can be tough when poor health gets in the way.
Many people turn to injections to get beautiful, but there is another benefit to Botox that has nothing to do with smoothing wrinkles.