Mercy Hospital’s makeover turns a parking lot into a little paradise for patients, visitors and staff.

The parents of a 13-year-old girl with a peanut allergy who went into anaphylactic shock and died after eating a nighttime snack at Camp Sacramento have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city.

Citing a large influx of customers in the final weeks, California officials announced Thursday that nearly 1.4 million people have enrolled in health coverage through its insurance exchange, capping an opening period that saw the state emerge as an example for the rest of the nation.

The tourniquet makes a comeback in Boston doctor’s look back at outcomes after last year’s 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.

Community leaders are fortifying their commitment to secure better access to health care for Latinos in the greater Sacramento region.

Growing up in Uganda prepared Dr. Olivia Kasirye, the county’s public health officer, for her role in keeping Sacramento County healthy. Whether fighting the flu, or rabies, she’s always pushing education.

About 3,100 Sacramento County public school students are autistic, a number that has risen seven-fold since 2000, according to new figures from the California Department of Education.

The resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius comes at an opportune time for the Obama administration.

President Barack Obama worked to turn a page Friday on his signature health care law, nominating White House aide Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace embattled Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of health and human services.

A lot of people still don’t like the Affordable Care Act, a new Gallup poll released Friday found.

Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Premier Access Insurance Co. of Sacramento.

A plan to replace Sutter Memorial Hospital in east Sacramento with a development of up to 120 homes was met with glowing reviews Tuesday night by the Sacramento City Council, which unanimously approved the project after just 20 minutes of debate.

Chaplain Hai Tran, above right, blesses the hands of nurse Hachelle Natano in the chapel at the Alex G. Spanos Heart & Vascular Center to mark the center’s opening on Tuesday in Sacramento.

In a move that blunts a potent line of political attacks from Republicans, the Obama administration reversed itself on Monday, announcing that private health plans that provide Medicare benefits will see a slight increase in government payments next year, rather than the reduction that was proposed earlier.

Lesley Bunning’s story touched so many Bee readers that we wanted to keep you abreast of Lesley’s continuing odyssey while recovering from devastating complications of the H1N1 flu.

A bill to increase the prevalence of emergency epinephrine auto-injectors, or EpiPens, in California schools would not have helped Natalie Giorgi, who died from an allergic reaction after biting into a Rice Krispies treat at Camp Sacramento last year.

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 El Dorado County Health Officer warned Wednesday that warming temperatures signal tick season.

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.

Laura and Jose Gomez of Sacramento say they went their entire lives without health insurance.

The medical profession is falling short in treatment of cancers in minorities because few minorities participate in clinical trials, a new UC Davis study finds.

More than 16,000 California children entered kindergarten this school year without vaccinations because of their parents’ personal beliefs, up 15 percent from the prior year and more than double the number from six years ago, according to new figures from the California Department of Public Health.

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.

More than 6 million Americans have signed up for private coverage on the nation’s health insurance marketplaces, surpassing the Congressional Budget Office estimate for first-year enrollment under the Affordable Care Act.

Pre-empt bad bacteria by supplementing the good.

Former Marine Cpl. Tyler Tannahill left his home in Overland Park, Kan., to spend this week lobbying lawmakers in Washington to honor four fellow Marines who served alongside him in Iraq and Afghanistan but who took their own lives.

The Obama administration’s decision to allow marketplace health insurance enrollments beyond the March 31 deadline could exacerbate a growing credibility gap with insurers and lawmakers who have chafed at the troubled implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Catching a life-threatening illness while lying in crispy-clean linens is one of the last things most people expect from a hospital stay.

Sacramento city officials are applying a full-court press on Kaiser Permanente to construct a new hospital at the 184-acre Sleep Train Arena site after a new arena is built downtown.

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