Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do.
Officials tried to tamp down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day.
A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month we are focusing the entire show on the deadly disease.
Kern County's Public Health Department says local medical providers are working to meet the latest federal recommendations for Ebola.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States.
The eighth annual NAMI Walk at the Park at River Walk raises money and awareness about our country's need for a world-class treatment and recovery system for people with mental illness.
Comparisons between the two deadly diseases surfaced in the last few months as the Ebola outbreak escalated. Both emerged from Africa and erupted into an international health crisis. And both have been a shocking reminder that mankind's battle against infectious diseases can take a sudden, terrible turn for the worse.
The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.
With so much attention on the Ebola virus, families are reminded not to forget about the dangers of the flu. Experts say some of the early symptoms of Ebola and the flu can be similar. But, you can only be exposed to Ebola through direct contact with someone who's been to an affected country in West Africa.
The Links for Life "Pink on Parade" luncheon and fashion show was held Thursday at the DoubleTree Hotel.
Kern's Public Health Officer says she won't be surprised if guidelines change, now that a second Dallas hospital worker has been confirmed with Ebola. Local health officials and facilities are watching what federal authorities may decide, and getting ready for any possible case of the deadly virus.
State Health Officer Ron Chapman said Wednesday that the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown has assembled a team to monitor the situation after two Texas nurses tested positive for the virus while caring for an Ebola patient.
A new study by the University of California, Los Angeles finds emergency room visits among the state's newly insured poor are high, but decline quickly after a year.
Mercy and Memorial Hospitals are offering free drive-through flu shot clinics for people over 18.