A local nurses spokeswoman wants more stringent preparations for possible Ebola cases. The reaction comes after a Dallas nurse who cared for the first U.S. Ebola case is now confirmed with the virus. Bakersfield-area hospitals say they are ready with plans and special equipment.
Because of the drought, and easier maintenance, more and more people are turning to fields of artificial turf instead of real grass, but some say that trend has led to a spike in cancer.
Awarding no-bid contracts is unusual in state government, where rules promote "open and fair competition" to give taxpayers the best deal and avoid ethical conflicts.
Having health insurance is no panacea for high medical costs. Overall, 1 in 4 privately insured U.S. adults say they don't have much confidence in their ability to pay for a major, unexpected medical expense.
Passengers at Meadows Field say they're glad the U.S. government will start screening for the Ebola virus at certain American airports. That does not include Bakersfield, and local airport officials say that's because the program will be at the only airports with direct flights to the African countries affected by the deadly outbreak.
The Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center will be holding a classic car show and chili cook-off 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, with proceeds benefiting children who have cancer that need to travel to other medical facilities away from Bakersfield.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest private employer.
Kern County Public Health officials want you to be ready for flu season.
Top government health officials said Sunday that they are opposed to placing a ban on travelers from Ebola-infected countries, warning that shutting down borders could impede efforts by aid workers to stop the spread of the deadly virus.
Ebola has arrived in the United States and people are scared. The nation's top infectious diseases expert said it's perfectly normal to feel anxious about a disease that kills so fast and is ravaging parts of West Africa.
A virus that has been causing severe respiratory illness across the country is responsible for the death of a 4-year-old boy, a state medical examiner determined.
Motorcycle riders will help raise funds Sunday for a Bakersfield family whose 13-year-old son is fighting cancer.
A potential valley fever cure has received "fast-track designation by the FDA," according to Congressman Kevin McCarthy's office.
With the first case of the deadly Ebola virus reported in the United States, Kern County health officials say local facilities are ready if the disease turns up here.
Two people were recovering after being treated for enterovirus 68, marking Los Angeles County's first cases of the unusual respiratory illness in children, health officials said Wednesday.