Dr. Anthony Virella is a Los Angeles-based doctor who is opening up a new office in Bakersfield to meet patient demand.
People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday.
At a hearing Tuesday, California lawmakers will examine why the state's foster children are being prescribed psychiatric drugs at three times the rate of other youth.
California health officials' latest update shows no new measles cases for the first time since the Disneyland outbreak began last year — an encouraging sign that infections may be waning.
Congress should launch an investigation into what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is doing to prevent additional superbug infections after a deadly outbreak at a Los Angeles hospital linked to tainted medical scopes, a lawmaker said Monday.
Planet Smoothie stops by the Health Alert to teach us how to make a healthy treat.
The Bakersfield Heart Hospital has launched a new program aimed at reducing wait times in the emergency room.
California will offer a special extension to buy health insurance through the state exchange for people who say they weren't aware they would face a tax penalty for being uninsured.
Local doctor talks about a high-tech solution to help battle chronic pain.
Lifestyle expert Jenny Maddern talks about a method to help you reach your goals.
An 18-year-old student is struggling to survive after he was infected by a "superbug" outbreak tied to contaminated medical instruments at a Los Angeles hospital, his attorney said.
Authorities say the virus appears similar to the one circulating in the Philippines, though the source is unknown.
Contaminated medical instruments are suspected in a "superbug" outbreak at a Los Angeles hospital that has infected at least seven patients, two of whom died. More than 170 others may have been exposed to the antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
A new bill introduced by state Sen. Carol Lee would require adults over the age of 18 to wear helmets when they ride their bicycles.
There have not been any cases of measles in Kern County connected to the infected man who stopped at a Delano McDonald’s on Jan. 25.