Dr. Nicholas J. Capos Jr. was sentenced to 52 months in prison for prescribing thousands of painkillers to patients who didn't need them. Capos was a cardiologist with offices in Grass Valley and Yuba City.
Rancho Cordova-based VSP Global embedded a tiny new fitness tracker into the temple of a new line of eyeglasses known as Level smart glasses, and the company is launching sales in the Sacramento region.
You may have heard that going outside in the winter without a hat on will result in catching a cold, but is that really true? A doctor separates fact from fiction when it comes to what actually causes us to get sick.
Nearly two years after a rash of fentanyl-laced pills caused more than a dozen deaths, a local syringe exchange program is providing fentanyl test strips to help users identify drugs mixed with the potent opioid.
Data released this week by a nonprofit homeless advocacy group, the Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness, suggest that the practice of sending patients to shelters without advance notification is not uncommon.
Approximately 1,500 people rallied at the Capitol on Thursday to ask legislators to fix health disparities in California’s breadbasket, which has some of the highest child poverty rates and the worst air quality in the state.
Water regulators this summer will use DNA testing to try to to pinpoint the sources of E. coli bacteria in the lower American River. Waste from homeless campers is suspected as a major contributor. Wildlife and pets also may be a factor.