Make sure you get your kids vaccinated before they head back to school

By Andrea Hescheles Hub correspondent With summer ending soon, it’s time to get the kids ready to go back to school. While school supplies, backpacks and new...

Trees vital as heat waves ravage Southland, experts and L.A. officials say

As the Holy Fire rages in Orange and Riverside counties, and the Southland experiences one of its hottest summers on record, Los Angeles officials...

Report says hospice industry lacks oversight, finds evidence of fraud

By Melissa Bailey Kaiser Health News Elderly patients spent over two weeks in uncontrolled pain or respiratory distress. Acute care was rare on weekends. And recruiters...

Soda tax ban stalled a grassroots movement, but didn’t kill it

David Washburn EdSource It had, in many respects, become the little movement that could. After more than a decade of failed attempts at both the state and local levels...

Experts agree that summer sun poses serious risks

By Keith Scheuer Hub correspondent Dermatologists don't like sunshine. Neither do doctors who fight cancer. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, "There is no safe...

Time for that colonoscopy? Probe your doc first on how the scopes are cleaned

By Emily Bazar After a colonoscopy two years ago, Patti Damare felt so delirious and weak that she couldn’t stand on her own.  That was on a Friday, and...

Profiles for sale: How bits of captured data paint a valuable picture of your...

By Rachel Bluth Here’s a fun activity. Let’s look at my credit card statement from last month. Among other things, I paid for a pair of...

First responders to horrific disasters often suffer in solitude

By Heidi De Marco Kaiser Health News The day a gunman fired into a crowd of 22,000 people at the country music festival in Las Vegas,...

Money for housing Californians with mental illness heads to ballot box

By Alex Leeds Matthews California Health Line Los Angeles County is facing a public health crisis: More than one-quarter of its 53,000 homeless residents struggle with mental...

Beat the heat and prevent illness with these CDC summertime tips

Backyard barbecues and poolside parties could be derailed this summer, according to experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who said 618...