Health

14 of California's 32 measles cases intentionally unvaccinated

Public health officials say the anti-vaccination movement could spark a resurgence of the respiratory disease.

Doctors use 3-D printing to help a baby breathe

Garrett Peterson was born with a defective windpipe. Using a 3-D printer, a doctor and a biomedical engineer created a device that will temporarily help him breathe.

When loved ones go missing, ambiguity can hold grief captive

As families of those on the missing jetliner struggle to get answers, one grief counselor says moving forward requires accepting the unknown.

Gay couples entitled to equal family health coverage, feds say

Insurers must give spouses in same-sex marriages identical coverage offered to those in traditional marriages, the government says. The rule applies to all married couples.

Burn center founder Dr. A. Grossman dies at 81

Dr. A. Richard Grossman, a plastic surgeon who founded an internationally-known burn-treatment center in Los Angeles, has died. He was 81.

Surge in measles cases continues: California now has 32 in 2014

Measles was technically eliminated in the US in 2000, but people who travel abroad can still contract and spread the disease - as can those who do not get vaccinated.

Flu claims additional 14 Californians' lives

The pace of flu-related deaths is declining. Health officials say it's not too late to get a flu shot.

Young women increasingly turn to ADHD drugs

Teenage boys are still the primary users of stimulant medications to treat ADHD, but increased use by adults, particularly young women, has fueled a rise in prescriptions.

'Clergy Academy' trains recruits on mental health

Some immigrants may forego treatment for depression and other mental health issues and instead seek help from a clergy member.

Covered California: Signups picking up as deadline nears

The pace of enrollment is picking up as the March 31 deadline nears. Covered California's chief says there's 'a lot of work to do' before March 31 deadline.

Obamacare: Enrollees emboldened to leave jobs, start businesses

The Affordable Care Act is making it possible for some to retire early, and for others to quit unfulfilling jobs to strike out on their own.

After 5 months, still no blood tests for neighbors of Exide

County health officials had planned to begin offering blood lead level screenings to neighbors of the battery recycling plant months ago. The tests have yet to begin.

You might pay a lot more than $95 for skipping health insurance

Sure, you thought, I can avoid buying health insurance because the tax penalty is just $95. But some people may be on the hook for thousands of dollars more.

East LA families worry about lead from Exide plant; how to get tested

Elevated lead in soil at a local preschool and homes worries local communities. State officials don't require lead testing at child care sites. Find out how to get tested here.

Covered California enrollment slowed in second half of February

Officials expect a surge in the number of Americans enrolling in health plans as the March 31st deadline nears.

Star Spangled banter — Barack Obama interviewed by Zach Galifianakis

Trading insults and hilarity, the comic met the Commander-in-chief in the latest edition of the Funny of Die sketch series: 'Between Two Ferns.'