Sacramento County offers one last chance for Grant Union High School students to get tested for TB. Now, all students, not just those earlier identified as high risk, can be screened.
Whooping cough cases are on the upswing in California, with Sacramento County confirming nearly double last year’s caseload.
You may remember us chatting about mindfulness a couple of times in Healthy Choices. Mindfulness, as in meditation and stress reduction.
Pertussis outbreak leads county health officials to urge vaccinations. There are more confirmed cases now than in all of 2013.
It was only the second infant fatality from pertussis this year in California the first being in Riverside County in Southern California.
At the end of the day comes the time when Mom loses her temper, and spanking may be more common than parents admit.
Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento receives its first administrative penalty, a $50,000 fine, from the state for failure to ensure health and safety of a patient.
The tourniquet makes a comeback in Boston doctors look back at outcomes after last years marathon bombings
CalPERS board members gave Yolo County public employees a price break of about 15 percent in health care costs this week by shifting the county’s designation from being in the Bay Area to the Sacramento region.
New law will release $1 billion for extended mental health services, such as 24-hour crisis help and expanded support for families living with behavioral health issues.
The man with arguably the funniest name in gubernatorial politics did not disappoint last week in front of a conference of about 500 health journalists gathered in Denver.
This week, Dr. Louis W. Sullivan dropped in on the annual conference of the Association of Health Care Journalists in Denver to share the deep wisdom that comes with decades in public health – and a story or two.
Flu activity settles down; 347 people statewide perished in 2013-2014 season
Reports of more flu fatalities continue to add up, with 332 Californians lost to the respiratory disease
If you think your doctor’s penmanship is atrocious, it probably is. There’s a reason for that: So her signature cannot easily be copied.
Now its not just the flu that we have to worry about, but measles, too. Fifteen cases of the highly contagious disease have been tracked in California.
New walking club to meet at Westfield Galleria at Roseville; targeted for parents with toddlers in strollers.
Sacramento County public health officials today updated the number of flu fatalities in the county to 24 residents, three more than were reported on Monday. Thirteen of the victims were women and 11 were men.
Yolo County seeks to beef up its volunteer force for a mass free flu clinic in West Sacramento
Though the obesity rate in the U.S. is lessening, the rate of inactivity and obesity in kids still needs attention.
Even if you’re not a member of Kaiser Permanente, you’ll get a kick out of this YouTube video about a James Bond-style flu detective:
Don’t look now, but Google nerds are using your flu search queries to predict influenza’s trajectory in the 2013-2014 flu season
Pertussis cases are on the rise in California -- but do you know how to identify pertussis when a baby coughs?
Public health officials are debating whether the flu is peaking early this season or whether this may be a deadlier season than normal. County, state and federal officials still say the best way to avoid the flu is getting vaccinated. Here are some helpful places to go for information on where to get a flu shot and flu prevention and tips for caring for a sick loved one.
Join a live chat on the flu today with Sacramento Countys immunization expert, Kate McAuley, and Sacbee.coms moderator Cynthia H. Craft from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
At Rio Americano High School, it’s a student who takes charge to organize a health care enrollment and information event
Making a New Year’s resolution for weight loss this year? Researchers say slowing down your eating may speed up your weight loss
Too many people go without the flu vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, taking unnecessary health risks.
The Sacramento Bee hosted a live chat to answer readers' questions about the health insurance reform law. Emily Bazar, an expert on the Affordable Care Act, and Pauline Bartolone, who covers health care for Capital Public Radio, answered questions and provided guidance. Replay the chat here.
UC Davis Medical Center, Mercy Hospital in Folsom, Kaiser Permanente Roseville are ranked among the nation’s top 90 hospitals by Leapfrog Group
One simple tip on proper hand-washing can help avoid illness during the hectic holiday season, county public nurse says
One day after the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., last December, Liza Long wrote a controversial blog post urging the nation to turn its attention to treatment for the nations mentally ill youth. In it, she shared the story of her own son, Michael (not his real name). I live with a son who is mentally ill, she wrote.
Kaiser Permanente donates $1 million in volunteer services and cash to relief efforts helping residents recover in the Philippines
UCLA survey says 60 percent of kids 2 to 5 years old eat fast food regularly, but consume fewer sodas
El Dorado County Community Health Center receives upwards of $1 million in federal money to expand care to a new facility in Cameron Park
Will reform usher in a new model of transparent health care pricing? Experts talk it over at upcoming Sacramento event
Be smart on Thanksgiving: Tips for how not to over-feast
Patients with autism, others get access to speech therapy after California officials tell Health Net, Blue Shield, Anthem Blue Cross to quit denying the care. Health Net is fined $300,000.
Amid the debate over whether hospital executives' salaries are too high comes the notion that, perhaps, they should be tied in some way to the quality and safety of their institutions.
Top athlete Jay Hewitt visits Sacramento to give motivational talk about fighting diabetes
Loved ones of pancreatic cancer sufferers, and supporters for a cure, prepare for a 5k fun run/walk called PurpleStride around William Land Park on Nov. 2.
Clean your medicine cabinet of unneeded prescription pills and drop them off Saturday at convenient locations in the Sacramento region.
Sacramento homeless people or those about to lose a roof over their heads can get help at Soutside Park health and resources fair.
Guess whos most likely to survive a heart attack.
Watch this video to understand Obamacare
Many patients end up with infections they catch in hospitals, mainly due to unclean conditions or unwashed hands.
A free clinic Saturday for uninsured people in Sacramento offers no-cost eye examinations and, if needed, free prescription eyeglasses.
Jared Axen, 26, is slighty shy, it's been reported. But you wouldn't know it from the registered nurse's performance here. Watch this video from the Los Angeles Times for a look at real patient-centered health care: