The American Medical Association says cheerleading should be considered a sport because of its rigors and risks.
Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing how fun it could be to burn off the 140 calories in a can of its soda.
Under the proposal, the county would first form a hospital authority. Then, it would create an integrated health care delivery system by merging KMC with Kern Health Systems.
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.
Kern River Valley is one of the county's most picturesque communities and is now plagued with a growing meth problem.
A nurse who worked at Kern Medical Center faces three felony charges of workers' compensation fraud.
The financially troubled Kern Medical Center could shutter two departments, with layoffs looming.
Gov. Jerry Brown is welcoming President Barack Obama's global warming initiative and says it shows the administration "is confronting climate change head-on."
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.
A Wasco family is praying that a 2-year-old boy survives a bout with encephalitis.
If you're worried about getting your body in shape for summer, we have expert tips on what it'll take to live a healthier lifestyle.
A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.
Transgender people receiving Medicare may no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries, a U.S. Department of Health and Services review board ruled Friday in a groundbreaking decision.
It’s a scary situation that a lot of people don’t even know about: secondary drowning.