California Department of Public Health
Four Southland hospitals were fined Thursday after investigations discovered that they didn’t comply with licensing requirements, which caused, or was likely to cause, serious injury or death to patients.
Ventura health officials Wednesday confirmed the county’s first documented case of hepatitis A associated with a frozen berry blend sold at Costco.
Tobacco educator and motivational speaker Debi Austin has died at the age of 62.
Up to 10,000 people who were guests in certain lodging cabins at Yosemite National Park might have been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus, park officials confirmed Friday.
Two more Yosemite National Park visitors have been found with a mouse-borne virus blamed for the deaths of two people, bringing the total number of infections to six, state health officials said Thursday.
The California Department of Public Health has released its list of hospitals they have find for safety violations.
California health officials say maternal mortality is on the rise, with African-American mothers roughly four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than women in all other racial or ethnic groups.
Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield has been fined $250,000 for allegedly keeping patient records in an outside, unlocked locker, allowing for the theft of 596 patient records in 2009.
More than 5,270 cases of whooping cough have been reported in California’s growing epidemic, which has killed nine babies this year.
State health officials say more than 200 new cases of whooping cough have been tallied in the last week, bringing California’s total to about 3,300 confirmed and suspected cases this year.