| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Thanks to the well-publicized death of actor/director Harold Ramis, the disease he suffered from — vasculitis — is getting more attention, which can help patients and doctors understand this elusive autoimmune disease.
"His death was a...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Despite recent sporadic rain, California is still in the worst extended drought in its brief recorded history. If more storms do not arrive, the old canard that California could withstand two droughts -- but never three -- will be tested for the first...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors agreed Tuesday to a contract that officials say will ensure that the most serious county jail inmates serve their full terms.
The $75-million, five-year agreement with the Taft Community Correctional Facility run by the...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 9:49 AM
When a woman began choking at a restaurant and the Heimlich maneuver failed, doctors who were dining nearby performed an emergency tracheotomy with a pocket knife, using a pen as a breathing tube.
The dramatic save unfolded Monday night at the Mark, a...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 9:49 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A noted California doctor is being called a hero after he performed an emergency life-saving tracheotomy on a community leader who was choking on a piece of meat.
Armed with just a pen and a pocket knife, Dr. Royce...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In an interview with The Times, U.S. Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Thomas Frieden called valley fever "a big and growing problem" that presents "substantial" economic and health costs for Californians.
The CDC chief -- along with...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:22 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The statewide protest launched by California inmates on Monday comes at a time of widespread turmoil in the state’s prison system.
Tens of thousands of prisoners are refusing meals as inmate leaders plan to renew a hunger strike that...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown capped a massive, two-year reorganization of state government agencies on Tuesday by naming three new members of his Cabinet.
The secretaries of the three new agencies have been serving Brown in an interim capacity for months. They...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 4:00 PM
The federal court official in charge of running healthcare for California's troubled prison system on Monday directed the state to immediately remove more than a third of the inmates at two state prisons because of the risk of valley fever.
| May 1, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Epidemiologists are investigating an outbreak of valley fever that has sickened 28 workers at two large solar-power construction sites in San Luis Obispo County.
Staff from the California Department of Public Health, and investigators from the...
| May 2, 2013
| 12:59 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) employed a little legislative arm-twisting to persuade lawmakers to pass a measure that would allow a Central California Indian tribe to open a casino just off a major state highway.
| Apr 28, 2012
| 11:14 PM
Research is usually attributed to college professors, but on Saturday it was nurses who shared their research during the fourth annual Evidence Based Practice Nursing Conference.
The desire is to create nurse leaders, according to Helina Hoyt, president...