In light of the recent declaration of a hepatitis A outbreak in the county, a Los Angeles city councilman said Tuesday that a system of portable restrooms similar to a program used in San Francisco may be needed...
Health officials are reporting another record increase in infections from three sexually transmitted diseases.
More than 2 million new cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United...
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 09:23 AM PDT
Long-Term Care for the Aging and Ailing Is Surging: Survey
Long-term care costs are surging again and the most expensive option — a private nursing home room — may soon top $100,000 per year.
Growing labor expenses and sicker patients helped push the median cost of...
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 01:21 AM PDT
Medicaid Recipients Watch Nervously as Health Bill Teeters
With the latest Republican health care overhaul teetering near collapse, one group in particular is watching with heightened anxiety.
The debate in Congress is personal for many of those who gained coverage...
Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 04:10 PM PDT
Protesters Removed From Senate Health Care Bill Hearing
Protesters chanting "No cuts for Medicaid, save our liberty!" were forcibly removed from the Senate Finance Committee room Monday as lawmakers attempted to convene a hearing into the Republican Graham...
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 10:41 AM PDT
Coffee Sold in California Could Come With Cancer Label
A nonprofit group wants coffee manufacturers, distributors and retailers to post ominous warnings about a cancer-causing chemical stewing in every brew and has been presenting evidence in a Los Angeles courtroom...
Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 08:19 AM PDT
1M-Person Study Seeks End to Cookie-Cutter Health Care
U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments, and lifestyles interact.
Today, health care is based on averages,...
Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 08:32 PM PDT
Sen. Collins' Opposition Likely Kills GOP Health Care Drive
The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama's health care law essentially died Monday as Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined a small but decisive cluster of GOP senators in opposing the...