On January first, the federal law expanded coverage for treatment of drug and alcohol addictions. KPCC Health Care Correspondent Stephanie O’Neill answers questions about the changes.
Four of those who died were children, and officials are investigating an additional 41 deaths to determine if they were flu-related.
Lack of sleep contributes to depression in teenagers, two studies find. Lack of exercise and lots of time online don't help, either.
The number of heroin deaths in L.A. County fell from 225 in 2010 to just 29 in 2012, but it rose to 46 last year. Prescription drug abuse may be a key.
Women who took a probiotic in yogurts daily while on a diet regime lost significantly more weight and fat than their counterparts who received a placebo.
Blood pressure is just not on the radar of most young adults. But even slightly elevated pressure before age 25 can lead to higher heart disease risk in middle age.
The Food and Drug Administration's first foray into slick messaging is aimed at keeping teens from taking up cigarettes.
A survey of Cal State students suggests that most of the 30 percent of uninsured CSU students have not bought coverage because they don't think they can afford it.
Only one quarter of young teens are getting enough exercise, according to the CDC. Organized sports often aren't enough to meet that hour a day goal.
As the state prepares to restore dental coverage for poor adults this spring, dentists say many have suffered major dental problems in the years that they went without coverage.
A reproductive health think tank says the recent surge of state laws intended to restrict the procedure is likely not the reason. Instead, it cites the economy and long-acting contraceptives.
An NPR poll finds that just 7 percent of Americans say concussion risks are too great to continue offering football as a high school sport.
State health officials say 147 people have died from the flu so far this season, up from 106 for all of last season.
Consumer advocates and state officials warned that some policyholders could see significant rate hikes if they held onto grandfathered policies purchased before the new health care law was enacted in 2010.
Riverside County Regional Medical Center adopted new protocols that have led to a 76 percent drop in infections acquired during surgery.
United Healthcare Workers West wants to limit what hospitals can charge for services to 25 percent above actual cost.