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.
Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis.
In an effort to clean up California's drinking water supply, the state is issuing new regulations for agricultural irrigation.
Bakersfield College hosted a memorial Wednesday for Dr. Norman Levan, a longtime dermatologist who donated millions of dollars to the school.
An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken company hasn't run its course after more than a year, with 50 new illnesses in the past two months and 574 people sickened since March 2013.
Monday, crowds filed into the McMurtrey Aquatic Center for "Operation Splash." Some headed to the wading pools, while others looked for a little more adventure.
First lady Michelle Obama is striking back at House Republicans who are trying to weaken healthier school meal standards, saying any effort to roll back the guidelines is "unacceptable."
All the health care workers who came into contact with a Saudi resident infected with the second confirmed MERS case in the U.S. have been cleared to return to work.
City officials have their sights set on the first five medical marijuana dispensaries they will order to close with the threat of legal action.
President Barack Obama is promising to "fix what's wrong" at Veterans Affairs hospitals. Meanwhile, Kern County vets have mixed reviews on the care they get.