After a decade of pressure from schools, parents and public health officials, teenagers do seem to be doing a wee bit better when it comes to eating fruits and vegetables and cutting back on sugary drinks. But they've got a long way to go to be considered healthy eaters.
The agency said that the most problematic resistant bacteria are emerging in hospitals. But it also called bacteria that have become resistant to drugs used on the farm a "serious threat."
There's a debate surrounding increased efforts to classify obesity as a disease — would you seek medical help because insurance pays for it, or would you feel stigmatized and give up?
The center will provide a variety of outpatient services for between 300 and 350 seniors who otherwise might have ended up in a nursing home.
The LA County Department of Public Health launches a program aimed at fighting obesity by getting restaurants to offer smaller portions and healthier kids' meals.
The US sees about 1.6 million new cases of cancer each year. A report predicts that number will increase to 2.3 million by 2030, because of aging baby boomers.
A hard-hitting anti-smoking campaign that features people suffering the health consequences of smoking may have persuaded many to quit, study says.
Scientists offer a glimmer of hope that a treatment for humans with the deadly disease might be on the horizon.
Nurse practitioners in California must continue to work under direct doctor supervision following defeat of proposed law, SB 491.
Temperatures are forecast to hit triple digits in both areas on Thursday and Friday. The county may extend the alert if temps remain high.
"Laura's Law" might have helped Samantha Lamberg get treatment for husband Erik's bipolar disorder. A bill on Gov. Brown's desk might speed adoption of the law.
Preventive treatment of partially blocked arteries in patients suffering a particular kind of severe heart attack reduces future heart attacks, cardiac deaths and cases of recurrent chest pain by about two-thirds.
All people have brain abnormalities, but people with migraines are more likely to have ones similar to tiny strokes, a study finds.
Many obstetricians make more money for C-sections than for vaginal deliveries. In a recent study, these doctors were more likely to perform the costly procedure.
The 15-month-long campaign of television and radio commercials is aimed at California's uninsured residents.
The Free Speech Coalition lifted a ban on film production late Tuesday after all performers who worked with HIV-infected actress Cameron Bay were medically cleared.