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May 1, 2013 at 5:11 PM
Synthetic marijuana, often known as "spice," is affecting not only young drug users, but even pregnant mothers. Doctors at Kern Medical Center treated one confirmed case, and they suspect others. The physicians will present a paper on the issue at a...
Apr 29, 2013 at 6:06 PM
So-called synthetic marijuana is banned under both federal and state law, but some local parents are contending it's still being sold to their kids, and it has devastating effects.
Apr 29, 2013 at 2:22 PM
The federal receiver who controls medical care in California prisons on Monday ordered thousands of high-risk inmates out of two Central Valley prisons in response to dozens of deaths due to Valley fever, which is caused by an airborne fungus.
Apr 18, 2013 at 6:10 PM
A proposal that sought to ban smoking in apartments and condominiums has failed in a California Assembly committee.
Apr 17, 2013 at 10:39 AM
Nevada officials are responding to complaints that mental health patients have been dumped across the nation, including Bakersfield. One analysis found eight mentally ill people ended up in Kern County, after being released from Nevada's main...
Apr 12, 2013 at 4:45 PM
San Joaquin Community Hospital will be offering free childhood immunizations against vaccine-preventable diseases at the following sites in May.
Apr 9, 2013 at 4:12 PM
Those federal budget cuts triggered by so-called "sequestration" are impacting some of the most vulnerable cancer patients. As of April 1, Medicare payments are being cut for chemotherapy drugs, and experts say that could be very disruptive to older patients.
Apr 1, 2013 at 9:50 PM
But the ban wouldn't be in every home. It would only apply to apartment complexes, condos, duplexes and any place that is a multifamily living area. The rationale behind the bill is that when a neighbor lights up, everyone in the building lights up...
Mar 27, 2013 at 1:25 PM
Jersey Mike's Subs is giving the whole enchilada, or, more appropriately, sandwich to charity. The restaurant chain is donating 100 percent of its sales Wednesday, teaming with 86 local charities for the culmination of the company's third annual...
Mar 21, 2013 at 5:37 PM
A former insider in the medical supply business claims companies engage in questionable if not illegal business practices to maximize profits.
Mar 20, 2013 at 12:18 PM
A rash of rabies-infected animals prompted the Kern County Public Health Department to issue a warning Tuesday to its citizens.
Mar 3, 2013 at 3:32 PM
Monday, police Sgt. Jason Matson said officers are investigating the situation but haven't found any evidence of criminal misconduct or criminal culpability in their preliminary investigation.