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...

With the rise of legal weed, drug education moves from ‘Don’t’ to ‘Delay’

By Carrie Feibel KQED California legalized marijuana in 2016, and this past New Year’s Eve eager customers lined up in the darkness outside medical marijuana dispensaries across the...

Using drones and ditties to help hunt down disease-bearing mosquitoes

By Alex Leeds Matthews California Health Line As residents of California’s Coachella Valley escape the blazing heat this summer in air-conditioned living rooms, movie theaters and cars,...

First female dean ‘A Sea Of Change’ at USC’s scandal-plagued Medical School

By Susan Abram Kaiser Health News The University of Southern California veered sharply and deliberately from tradition in naming the first woman — and the first...

When erratic teenage behavior means something more

Emily Bazar California Health Line Mary Rose O’Leary has shepherded three children into adulthood, and teaches art and music to middle-school students. Despite her extensive personal and...

California hospitals urge moms to favor breast milk over formula

By Anna Gorman Kaiser Health News Wendy Wan, 31, said American infant formula is advertised in her native China as the most nutritious food for a newborn.  “It...

Celebrity deaths ignite concern about rising suicide rate

By Liz Sabo Kaiser Health News Fashion designer Kate Spade's death on Tuesday, along with celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain's on Friday has reminded Americans...
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Use of psychiatric drugs soars in California jails

By Anna Gorman Kaiser Health News The number of jail inmates in California taking psychotropic drugs has jumped about 25 percent in five years, and they now...

‘Nightmare Bacteria’ stalk U.S. hospitals

By Liz Szabo The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detected more than 220 cases last year of a rare breed of “nightmare bacteria” that are...

LA to develop safer cycling after millions lost in accident settlements

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday took the first step toward saving millions of dollars in lawsuit settlements for injured cyclists, by voting...