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.
Under the agreement, tobacco companies must publish corrective statements in various ways that say they lied about the dangers of smoking.
Seven people have died from the flu so far this season, according to California health officials. All victims were under 65 years old.
Hospitals now offer meditation classes to help with symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression, but doctors sometimes question whether this ancient discipline has any medical benefits.
When hunter-gatherers started adding grains and starches to their diet, it brought about the "age of cavities." At least, that's what a lot of people thought. But it turns out that even before agriculture, what hunter-gatherers ate could rot their teeth.
The agency running California's health insurance exchange has extended the deadline for payments until January 15.
Three California centers for the developmentally disabled are at risk of losing Medicaid funding after some patients were found in unsafe situations.
An Alameda County ordinance puts the responsibility for drug disposal squarely on the companies that made the medicines. No similar measures have passed.
Jahi McMath has been on a ventilator for nearly a month after a tonsil surgery, and her family has been fighting with medical officials to have her transferred out of Children's Hospital Oakland.
The settlement ends a lawsuit brought by the city of L.A. Beverly Hospital will also update its policies and procedures, and provide its staff with more training.
One-third of adults worldwide are overweight. Globalization has made high-calorie foods readily available at low cost almost everywhere.
The California Hospital Association lays out the steps you can take if you have enrolled but not yet received a bill or an insurance card.
Among those who stand to benefit the most from the expansion of Medicaid are homeless adults, many of whom are mentally ill or addicted to drugs and alcohol.
The research comes as millions of Americans gain health insurance this week under the federal health care law, many of them through Medicaid.
Writing about negative experiences and revising the story to see it in a more positive way can change people's behavior and help them succeed, psychologists say.