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.
Highly-popular treatments to increase testosterone in men may pose a health risk to some, a UCLA study finds.
Subscribers to the Roots C.S.A. receive fresh Asian produce such as daikon and Napa cabbage grown by Asian-American farmers
The new law aimed at improving food safety requires chefs and others who handle raw food in restaurants to wear gloves. Sushi chefs say it takes the feel out of hands-on sushi.
Documents show that Food and Drug Administration scientists allowed 18 drugs to be sold to farmers despite a risk to human health.
As the deadly H7N9 virus continues to spread, officials in China have closed many live poultry markets, while agricultural workers in Hong Kong plan to cull thousands of chickens this week.
The new statewide ban carries a mixed bag of possible public health concerns.
Alarms are good and necessary in hospital care — except when there are so many that caregivers miss signals of a patient in crisis.
The study found that while just over 10 percent of girls were “extremely worried” about weight issues, only about 5 percent of boys had the same concern.
As of Jan. 18, state health officials had confirmed nearly 100 deaths; at this rate, the seasonal toll will far outpace last season's total.
For regular drinkers, the New Year's resolution tradition may involve what's known as a dry January: giving up booze for a month.
Nearly 1 in 5 Latinos say diabetes is the major health concern for themselves and their family. In East L.A., community activists are committed to turning the problem around.
Screening tests like mammograms and colonoscopies are supposed to be covered under the Affordable Care Act. But some people are finding that they still end up having to pay for anesthesia and other associated services. And not all insurers are covering all forms of birth control.