Furor over an unscheduled Saturday aerial pesticide spraying for West Nile virus in North Natomas has prompted the local mosquito control district to change its alert process when spraying agricultural fields near residential neighborhoods.

Walking with a mall club is especially beneficial for older adults because it establishes social circles wherein friends hold each other accountable for staying active.

Kaiser Permanante spreads the wealth in the four-county region by giving $1.4 million as part of its community benefits grants

President Barack Obama on Tuesday sought to downplay dueling court rulings over the validity of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, but Republicans on Capitol Hill seized on the latest news as another reason the federal health care law should be scrapped.

Two appeals courts on Tuesday reached radically different conclusions about whether millions of consumers in 36 states can use tax credits to help buy health coverage on the federal health insurance marketplace.

Amid criticism that the California Acupuncture Board’s priorities give short shrift to consumer protection, state lawmakers are moving for an overhaul and lobbing a pointed message at its executive officer to get in line.

Concerned about an increase in the number of insects and birds testing positive for West Nile virus this summer, the local mosquito abatement district is once again using planes to spray pesticides over parts of the Sacramento region.

There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses.

A state appellate court Monday ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit that could have cost Sutter Health more than $4 billion when it ruled that millions of the health care giant’s patients had no right to sue over the theft of a computer with their personal, medical and insurance records on its hard drive.

The ads by health nonprofit California Endowment have appeared in the rotunda of the state Capitol, on bus stops across Sacramento and as a 90-by-140-foot mural on a historic Los Angeles hotel. But not in the Sacramento International Airport, where officials deemed them too controversial. One ad shows several people with the statement, “1.4 million undocumented tax-paying Californians lack health coverage.”

In the shadows of Grant Union High School, The 3 B’s barbershop hosts Little League sign-ups, fundraising carwashes and community association meetings. These days, the red stucco shop is where people come to talk about tuberculosis.

Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier.

Dignity Health agreed to pay the federal government $1.55 million to settle claims that its Sacramento area facilities failed to keep tabs on painkillers and other drugs, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

Can medications slow the advance of dementia in someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease? Are other psychiatric medications appropriate to use in people with dementia?

Sacramento County has two effective programs that help low-income women cope with first-time motherhood.

During most summer weeks, more than 300 campers are running around UC Davis in bright yellow T-shirts and a few layers of sunscreen for one of the university’s many recreational youth programs. This week, 15 more are forming a league of their own through the campus’s first-ever diabetes camp.

Let’s start with some good news (because everything is relative): The backlog of Medi-Cal applications that I called “monumental” last month is now merely “massive.”

Study documents benefits to new moms and their children.

The United States is lagging in the global battle against HIV and AIDS, a new U.N. report says, with inadequate treatment and a drop-off in awareness among the reasons the U.S. carries a disproportionate share of HIV and AIDS cases among wealthy nations.

Go indoors, close windows and doors and make sure pets have shelter for overhead spraying of insectide for West Nile virus tonight and Thursday night

A half-dozen states with backlogs for Medicaid enrollees were facing a federal deadline Monday to create plans for getting those low-income residents enrolled in health coverage.

The Sacramento area’s annual war against the West Nile virus is engaging a tinier, though no less threatening, enemy this season, as aerial spraying of insecticides is set to resume Wednesday and Thursday nights, officials said.

Sandy Fanning had walked past the signs advertising shingles vaccinations outside her neighborhood Rite Aid for months, but she wasn’t concerned about getting shingles herself.

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.

The California Endowment, Health Law Guide for Business has launched a new Spanish-language website designed to help Latino business owners and employees comply with the federal Affordable Care Act.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has closed two laboratories in Atlanta and stopped sending out infectious agents and other biological materials from its highest-level bio-security labs due to recent safety and security lapses.

Officials are warning residents in Sacramento and Yolo counties to protect themselves against mosquito bites, citing the unusually large number of mosquito samples and dead birds that have tested positive for West Nile virus this year.

A proposal to relocate Citrus Heights’ city hall and make way for a medical office building at Greenback Lane and Fountain Square Drive received the backing of the city Planning Commission.

The Ronald McDonald House on the UC Davis Medical Center campus will add 20 bedrooms for families of children being treated at area hospitals.

- Some 9.5 million Americans gained health coverage during the recent marketplace enrollment period as the uninsured rate for working-age adults fell from 20 percent to 15 percent, according to a new national survey by the Commonwealth Fund.

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