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Kern County ranks high nationwide in obesity, diabetes, heart disease, teen pregnancies and more. Now you can listen to a fr...
A male inmate awaiting trial died at Lerdo Prison in Shafter, Calif.According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, on Sat...
WASHINGTON (AP) - With American troops at war for more than a decade, an unprecedented number of studies are looking into war...
Seniors can tune up their driving skills with some help from the California Highway Patrol.It's estimated there will be m...
“The Bakersfield Heart Hospital Health Minute”Heard every Monday morning at 7:20 a.m. on Bakersfield’s Firs...
The California Dental Board wants to suspend or revoke the license of a local dentist following complaints from his colleague...
The 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks may cause anxiety or stress, especially for young children w...
A local doctor gets three years probation in a case of nursing home patients being drugged against their will. Dr. Hoshang Po...
Flu season is starting early this year, and officials want to remind parents that young children might need two flu shots ins...
What's it like to live with constant health issues? Experts say Kern County has a high rate of chronic diseases which makes ...
In the latest "To Your Health" segment, Bakersfield's First Morning News talks to Department of Public Health's Dir...
“The Bakersfield Heart Hospital Health Minute”Heard every Monday morning at 7:20 a.m. on Bakersfield’s Firs...
California state laws were recently signed to benefit new moms and babies.Governor Jerry Brown signed into law several bills ...
There's a new front in the obesity epidemic. Your best friend may have a weight problem, too. ABC's Karen Chase repor...
Lacey, the dog that was purposely burned by her owner in December 2010 can see again and is happy and healthy thanks to donat...
Like many areas in southwestern U.S. states, the southern Central Valley is home to Valley Fever, a fungal infection known as...
The former administrator of a Lake Isabella skilled nursing facility has taken a plea deal in a drugging case. Pamela Ott ent...
Proud new digs for a community blood bank. Leaders with Houchin Community Blood Bank welcomed the community Saturday to their...
Local reaction to the landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold President Barack Obama's health care plan. Jarr...
Hundreds of people in Bakersfield are getting ready to pound the pavement to help improve the air we breathe. The American Lu...
What’s the difference between good and bad cholesterol? Dr. Aggarwal spoke on The Scott Cox Show about high cholesterol...
Three local organizations are getting huge windfalls from Kern Health Systems, a local Health Maintenance Organization servin...
How many barbecued ribs would you eat in one sitting to try and win a hundred bucks?Fabious Worthy, owner of Fabious Corner R...
At the eleventh hour on Friday, Nov. 11, six blood donors will make a noteworthy achievement in completing their eleventh gal...
Many military veterans are facing challenges behind the wheel. In fact, traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for ...
Thank God nobody was killed. That's the sentiment circulating around the community of Taft after a school shooting at Taf...
Diabetes is a devastating disease, yet it's estimated that there are 7 million sufferers in the U.S. who are undiagnosed....
Another dubious distinction for Kern County -- the state's first flu season death.The California State Health Department repo...
The closure of the adult day health care center Elderlife in East Bakersfield will affect 300 local seniors.KERO reported sta...
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s disclosure that he is suffering from a "mood disorder" still...
Make sure your child isn't turned away on the first day of school. Ann Walker of Kern County Public Health says all child...
Three Bakersfield shops face lawsuits for selling contact lenses without prescriptions. The Kern County District Attorney's O...
A new study says Americans, especially older Americans, suffer from silent heart attacks that usually come without the classi...
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