Proposition 29 would increase the tax on cigarettes and tobacco by $1, but the measure has seen support plummet in recent months.
Heart implants supply doctors with data that can tell them a lot about a patient's health, but that information isn't directly available to patients.
OC officials are trapping feral cats at two Santa Ana schools in an attempt to reduce the flea population and halt the possibile spread of typhus.
Mosquitoes trapped in the Ontario area have tested positive for West Nile virus. It’s the virus’s first appearance there this year.
UCLA is launching the first face transplant program in the western United States. Doctors are now seeking patients to participate in clinical trials.
Memorial Day cookouts and outdoor gatherings are fun — until someone gets sick from a food-borne illness, too much sun or other common holiday maladies or accidents.
During this Memorial Day weekend, a California state agency’s urging veterans with alcohol and drug problems to seek free assistance.
California has granted a University of California, Irvine researcher nearly $5 million for stem cell research into multiple sclerosis.
A federal judge in Oakland ruled that CalPERS, the big state pension fund, must offer its long-term care coverage to same-sex couples.
A second large California health insurer is investigating possible medical fraud by a group of popular weight-loss surgery centers affiliated with 1-800-GET-THIN.
A year after launching, the program has resulted in more than 90 percent of the cleaning products sold in their stores receiving a top “green” rating.
Torrance-based HealthCare Partners, the nation’s largest operator of physicians' networks and medical groups, has announced a merger.
California’s infant mortality rate has hit a record low according to numbers from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
The November ballot will sport a new measure intended to regulate medical insurance rates in California, but some warn voters against the initiative.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says the testing doesn't save enough lives to justify the risk of unnecessary surgery and radiation.
A newly released study by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute (BACEI) contradicts claims that health care reform will hurt California’s economy.