Department of Public Health
Angelenos are not in danger in the wake of a tuberculosis outbreak on Skid Row, according to the top county health official.
Statistics show that prescription drug abuse is such a problem in L.A. County that drug overdose is now the third leading cause of injury-related deaths.
State officials say an 88-year-old Kern County woman is the first person to die from the West Nile virus in California this year.
Teens in several California counties can now order free condoms by mail.
About 5,000 gallons of sewage may have have spilled into Centinela Creek, which discharges into Ballona Creek near Dockweiler State Beach, prompting the Department of Public Health to close the beach around the area.
Four flu cases have been confirmed this year in Los Angeles County, health officials said.
Los Angeles County health officials confirmed the first two human cases of West Nile virus in the county this season.
As the peak of whooping cough season and the school year approach, California public health officials are pushing parents to get middle and high school students vaccinated against the highly infectious illness.
The state Department of Public Health fined 12 California hospitals for mistakes that potentially could have seriously injured or killed their patients.
The county’s top public health officer warned Tuesday that cases of meningococcal disease are on the rise in Los Angeles and urged several at-risk groups to get vaccinations.
A Santa Monica nursing home was slapped with a $100,000 fine Wednesday for the 2009 choking death of a patient, according to the state Department of Public Health.
State public health officials say the teen birth rate dropped to a new low in 2009.
A survey conducted by LA County’s Department of Public Health finds nearly 14 percent of adults surveyed said they had been diagnosed with depression, up from about 9 percent in 1999.
After nearly two weeks of on-again, off-again rain, beachgoers are being warned to hold off on going into the water.
A Los Angeles company says it is voluntarily recalling ginger candy it imported from China because of an elevated level of lead.
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