Kaiser Permanente agrees to a $4 million fine from the state in a case where patients were said to have limited access to mental health care.
There are currently no FDA-approved drug therapies for Ménière’s disease, an inner ear disorder that causes imbalance, nausea, ringing ears and hearing loss due to inflammation.
Shriners Hospitals Northern California adds a fifth specialty in complex pediatric surgeries
An Ebola donation drive seeks medical supplies, non-perishable food and drinks, as well as cash to help West Africans and aid workers trying to stamp out the deadly virus.
Sacramento residents can breathe easier knowing that the nation’s top public health experts have ruled out an Ebola viral infection in a patient quarantined this week at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center.
With the West African outbreak of Ebola escalating, state public health officials said Wednesday they were not surprised that the deadly virus may have reached Sacramento in the case of a patient who recently returned from a trip to one of the stricken nations.
A national lung cancer trial launched earlier this summer with the help of a UC Davis oncologist has the potential to dramatically affect the way cancer drugs will be developed in the future.
Board of Pharm delays action on prescription labels, despite pleas for progress
One study found that the number of homeless deaths remains consistent throughout the year. The elements continue to take a toll regardless of the season.
Kaiser Permanante spreads the wealth in the four-county region by giving $1.4 million as part of its community benefits grants
Study documents benefits to new moms and their children.
A speaker’s forum examining the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare,” takes place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Embassy Suites Sacramento, 100 Capitol Mall.
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.