Fears of an Ebola outbreak in the United States hit home Tuesday with the news that a patient at a Sacramento hospital was being tested for the virus that has killed an estimated 1,200 people in west Africa.

A separate measure to quadruple the cap on medical malpractice awards has backing of a smaller majority.

Fears of an Ebola outbreak in the United States hit home Tuesday as health officials announced that a patient at a Sacramento hospital was being tested for the virus that has killed an estimated 1,200 people in west Africa.

The federal health care overhaul is garnering more support from California voters than at any time since its passage in 2010, but they believe the state could still do more to limit the amount insurance companies can charge customers for coverage, according to a new Field Poll.

A Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall processed cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks and later distributed the diseased cattle, according to federal charges announced Monday.

Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found.

What was intended as a public health discussion erupted into emotional mayhem this week as local Liberians struggled to grasp why their loved ones back home are continuing to die.

Roseville development company buys land in Granite Bay for 60-bed “memory care” facility.

Grant High students and staff can be screened for tuberculosis Aug. 22 at a clinic at the school, 1400 Grand Ave.

Dr. Jonna Mazet, global director of the One Health Institute at UC Davis, discusses the current Ebola situation and her own work on epidemics.

A music therapy program for pediatric patients received a boost Wednesday when NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young and his wife, Barb, presented a check for $150,000 to Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento to construct a music therapy facility on the midtown campus of Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento.

MinuteClinic, which operates walk-in health care clinics inside CVS pharmacies, opened its first Sacramento-area outlets Wednesday in south Sacramento and Elk Grove.

From bronze windsurfers to cream-colored infants, Sacramentans of all shades and ages withstood the hot black concrete of a Rite Aid parking lot Tuesday to get a free skin cancer screening from a mobile dermatology clinic.

A Sacramento Superior Court jury has awarded a $730,000 verdict to a former UC Davis administrative nurse who claimed in a lawsuit that her career was ruined when she blew the whistle on an unethical pain management research project on prison inmates.

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s “Road to Healthy Skin” tour will stop in Elk Grove on Tuesday to offer free skin cancer screenings in its customized 38-foot recreational vehicle.

I’m sure you’ve heard that premiums for plans sold through our health insurance exchange, Covered California, will go up an average of 4.2 percent next year. Just remember, “average” means just that. Your premium increase (or decrease in some cases) will depend on a variety of factors.

Two summers ago, the science world was agog over a physics discovery from far beneath the Alps of evidence of what seemed to be a long-sought elementary particle called a Higgs boson. Since that major discovery, UC Davis researchers have gone back to work to check out the finding.

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.

This year, hundreds of thousands of Californians got health care coverage under the state’s new Covered California program.

There’s room for two iconic ice cream parlors in this town. And no good reason not to go to both, if you ask the members of the Sacramento Walking Sticks.

The state’s first death from West Nile virus in 2014 occurred last month in Sacramento County.

It's long been known that faulty BRCA genes greatly raise the risk for breast cancer. Now scientists say a more recently identified, less common gene can do the same.

A proposal to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes in California vending machines died in an Assembly committee Wednesday as both sides accused the other of advancing the interests of tobacco companies at the expense of public health.

Supporters of six-bed residential care facilities for the elderly rally Tuesday at the Capitol to protect the option for seniors to live in the small care settings.

As the second American stricken by Ebola returned to the United States on Tuesday, concern is mounting about the lack of a coordinated international plan to fight the growing outbreak in West Africa.

Natomas Unified School District will offer a free Tdap shots to incoming seventh graders on Thursday. The state requires the whooping cough booster before students begin seventh grade.

Meredith Cuffe is 87, a strong-willed widow with Alzheimer's, and up until June 3, she lived alone on five acres in Placerville. It took planning and patience for her children to get her into the residential care she needs – and it took them shaking off their denial and guilt.

Families of autistic children who paid thousands of dollars each for “service dogs” from a Yuba County nonprofit group are suing the organization, alleging fraud.

Don Hopkins, a former Davis police officer and professional ballroom dancer, is having some trouble staying on his feet.

San Francisco-based Dignity Health and Anthem Blue Cross have reached an agreement on a multi-year contract, Anthem spokesman Darrel Ng said today (Aug. 1).

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