More than half of privately insured women are getting free birth control under President Barack Obama's health law, a major coverage shift that's likely to advance.
Wouldn't you love to escape this busy world and just spend some time alone with your thoughts? Maybe not, says a study of volunteers who actually tried it.
Jeremy Hill Jr. suffers from a rare debilitating disease. His efforts to educate lawmakers in Sacramento and save lives are paying off.
Authorities are asking the people of Kern County to approach the Fourth of July holiday in a legal and safe manner. Violators face fines and the risk of serious injury.
The California Endowment comes to Health Alert to promote the importance of healthy eating in Kern.
Dr. Daniel Chang stops by Eyewitness News to share an exciting new way to cure cataracts.
During summertime, senior citizens and others at risk from heat can find relief at cooling centers across Kern County. Residents using the centers should bring their own books, puzzles or games to pass the time. Water and snacks will be provided.
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.
In the past decade, billions of dollars have been spent trying to save the lives of mothers in developing countries using strategies - usually inexpensive drugs - deemed essential by the U.N. health agency.
Indonesia became the newest country to mandate graphic photo warnings on cigarette packs on Tuesday, joining more than 40 other nations or territories that have adopted similar regulations in recent years.
An infant is recovering after being left alone in a hot car on Wednesday afternoon. A Kern County deputy rescued the infant by breaking out the car window, having seen the baby in distress.
Imagine a low-cost treatment for a life-threatening infection that could cure up to 90 percent of patients with minimal side effects, often in a few days. It may sound like a miracle drug, but this cutting-edge treatment is profoundly simple - though somewhat icky.
3-D mammograms may be better at finding cancer than regular scans, a large study suggests, although whether that means saving more lives isn't known.
Volunteers make burritos every Sunday morning in a kitchen at Wesley United Methodist Church. They then distribute the burritos within a two-hour time period to many homeless, and anyone else they come upon who would like one.
Stockdale High softball players held a car wash Monday to raise money for a teammate dealing with a medical problem.