Some scientists say traditional remedies might help them crack diseases like cancer. Some notable successes include a treatment for a form of leukemia and an anti-malaria medicine that has become the gold standard.
Critics wonder how Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to get the marijuana and why hospitals — which must abide by federal law — would want to participate.
About 400 people took home free apple, apricot, nectarine and peach trees Saturday to plant in their yards. Organizers say finding a place to plant them may be hard.
Health officials say a particularly deadly strain of the H1N1 virus is responsible for the high death toll.
Five of the six insurers offering policies in southern California through Covered California give their customers additional time to pay for Jan. 1 policies.
Wednesday is the last day to pay the first month's premium for Jan. 1 coverage. It's also the last day to sign up for coverage that starts Feb. 1.
A new California law gives midwives more autonomy, so they're able to do their work to work without the supervision of a doctor.
Some 5,000 uninsured people come into O'Connor Hospital's emergency department each year, and now it is Araceli Martinez's job to help them find coverage.
In L.A. county, gays and lesbians smoke at a rate 55 percent higher than the straight population. A new campaign aims to bring that number down.
Nearly 500,000 Californians signed up for health insurance from Oct. 1-Dec. 31, according to the federal Department of Health and Human Services.
There's evidence that many standard treatments for back pain are often ineffective and can even worsen and prolong the problem.
A new searchable state website allows consumers to look for ingredients that may cause cancer or reproductive harm.
Mirroring problems with the federal health care website, people around the nation attempting to navigate the Spanish version have discovered their own set of difficulties.
In a letter to the director of the state's health insurance exchange, members of Congress say they are alarmed by low Latino enrollment numbers.
State officials have been crowing that more than 400,000 Californians have enrolled in plans through the state’s health insurance exchange, Covered California.
Advocates for patients are sharply criticizing the idea, but the Medicare prescription benefit's first administrator says greater availability of generic drugs nowadays may allow for some protections to be safely eased.