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May 2, 2013 at 12:40 PM
Federal health regulators are just now deciding whether triclosan — the germ-killing ingredient found in an estimated 75 percent of anti-bacterial liquid soaps and body washes sold in the U.S. — is ineffective, or worse, harmful.
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.
Feb 19, 2013 at 8:27 AM
Hip replacements are slightly more likely to fail in women than in men, according to one of the largest studies of its kind in U.S. patients. The risk of the implants failing is low, but women were 29 percent more likely than men to need a repeat...
Jan 31, 2013 at 6:03 PM
The death of an infant is at least partly due to what's called "bed sharing." The Kern County Coroner's office has released findings into the baby's death last October, saying the child was sleeping with three other people, and that contributed to the death.
Jan 14, 2013 at 9:08 AM
Missed flu-shot day at the office last fall? And all those "get vaccinated" ads? A scramble for shots is under way as late-comers seek protection from a miserable flu strain already spreading through much of the country.
Nov 19, 2012 at 10:08 AM
Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation's largest HMOs, has laid off 530 employees in Southern California.
Oct 15, 2012 at 7:58 AM
Shots that protect against cervical cancer do not make girls promiscuous, according to the first study to compare medical records for vaccinated and unvaccinated girls.
Sep 12, 2012 at 2:30 PM
As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main reason: The safer vaccine that has been in use since the 1990s loses effectiveness much faster than previously thought.
Aug 17, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Kaiser Permanente is preparing for the third annual Get Fit Kern County event. There is a 5K/1K Fun Run, along with a Health and Wellness Expo and a special Kid Zone for the little ones.

The 1K is free, but registration is required. It...
Aug 10, 2012 at 12:19 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Local businesses have a new champion.

Cindy Pollard was announced Friday as the president and CEO for the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce. She replaces Debbie Moreno, who announced her...
Aug 10, 2012 at 11:46 AM
Cindy Pollard was announced Friday as the new president and CEO for the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce. She replaces Debbie Moreno, who announced her retirement in May.
Aug 7, 2012 at 3:51 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Haggin Oaks Farmers Market will celebrate back-to-school time this weekend.

The market, presented by Kaiser Permanente, will operate 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at 8800 Ming Ave. and will feature the...
Aug 7, 2012 at 3:50 PM
Haggin Oaks Farmers Market will celebrate back-to-school time this weekend.
Aug 7, 2012 at 2:13 PM
The West Coast is particularly vulnerable to spikes in gasoline prices because it's not well-connected to the refineries along the Gulf Coast, where most of the country's refining capacity is located, analysts say.