County officials announce first flu death of the season

Los Angeles County public health officials Thursday confirmed the county's first flu death of the 2018-19 flu season. According to health officials, the patient was...

L.A. County announces plan to combat typhus among homeless

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unveiled their plan to combat a Typhus outbreak that has gripped the Southland. The approved pilot program will...

L.A. County confirms first West Nile death of 2018

On Wednesday, Los Angeles County health officials announced the first West Nile virus death of the year. 38 cases have been confirmed this year,...

Los Angeles County responds to flea-borne typhus outbreak

Los Angeles County is in the grip of a flea-borne typhus outbreak, Los Angeles County officials said today as they called for for public...

Pediatricians put it bluntly: Motherhood and marijuana don’t mix

By Jenny Gold California Healthline More and more people consider smoking marijuana harmless or even beneficial, but mounting research suggests women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid it...

USC study says teens consuming multiple forms of pot

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Most teens who've tried marijuana have used the drug in more than one form, including cannabis products that are smoked, eaten...

Possible food poisoning sickens 17 in El Segundo; 8 taken to hospitals

EL SEGUNDO (CNS) - Seventeen people fell ill this afternoon at an office complex in El Segundo, possibly due to food poisoning, fire officials said. Eight...

Union health care workers arrested at Kaiser Permanente protest

DOWNEY (CNS) - Thirteen union activists marked Labor Day getting peacefully arrested, to protest plans by Kaiser Permanente to reduce staffing, which the giant healthcare...

California Healthline: Breathing Fire: Health Is A Casualty Of Climate-Fueled Blazes

By John Upton and Barbara Feder Ostrov California Healthline SANTA ROSA, Calif. — As the deadliest fires in California history swept through leafy neighborhoods here, Kathleen Sarmento...

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...