The annual well-child visit should be about a lot more than getting shots, doctors say. New guidelines for checkups include screening tools for depression and substance abuse starting at age 11.
The state reports 15 cases so far this year, compared with two at this time last year. At least seven of the victims were intentionally not vaccinated.
The rate of deaths is dropping, bolstering state officials' belief that the epidemic is winding down.
The FDA says the long list of side effects read rapidly at the end of pharmaceutical ads may be too much for people to grasp.
The latest victim to die n Southern California is a South Bay woman who was pregnant, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
The short videos by six local artists offer their takes on obesity, mental health, lead, and more.They will air on Metro buses through March.
The portal was taken down Wednesday afternoon after intermittent errors cropped up on the enrollment pages, ending user sessions during the application process.
Online ratings are becoming part of how many Americans shop for a physician, according to a study in the latest issue of JAMA.
Covered California officials say 28 percent of those who signed up in January were Latino; the percentage was under 20 percent for the previous three months.
Only one third of teenage girls have gotten the recommended three shots of HPV vaccine to protect against cervical cancer. Doctors are trying to figure out what will get them in the door.
Electronic cigarettes are often billed as safe and helpful for adult smokers trying to kick their habit. But the CDC says 1 in 5 young teens who try an e-cigarette have never smoked tobacco.
Pharmacists are increasingly working with doctors to assess patients, spot medication errors and even write prescriptions.
Scientists have apparently been wrong about where new flu viruses come from, and they've underestimated the viruses' connection to horses.
With a looming deadline to get signed up for health insurance, officials host a number of enrollment events to encourage more participation in Covered California
State Senator Ricardo Lara says he still does not know how his bill would be funded, or how much it would cost taxpayers.
Flu deaths rose in California again for the week ending Feb. 7, but health experts are increasingly confident that the epidemic peaked about a month ago.