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Kaiser's CA Mental Health Workers Strike

Posted: 01/12/2015 - Hundreds of Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals throughout California kicked off a weeklong strike Monday to protest what they say is a lack of staffing that affects care.

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Pope Baptizes 33 Babies In Sistine Chapel

Posted: 01/11/2015 - Pope Francis on Sunday baptized 33 babies in the Sistine Chapel as part of an annual tradition, this year repeating an invitation to mothers to nurse their babies if crying out of hunger.

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Health Officials Link Calif. Apple Packer To Listeria Deaths

Posted: 01/10/2015 - The Food and Drug Administration says strains of listeria found on surfaces inside a California apple packing facility match listeria bacteria found in 32 people sickened across the country, including at least three deaths.

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More Measles Cases Reported With Ties to Disneyland

Posted: 01/09/2015 - Local health officials say five more people who visited Disney theme parks in Southern California last month have fallen ill with measles, bringing the number of cases in the state to a dozen.

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Girl Says She Knows She'll Die Without Chemotherapy

Posted: 01/09/2015 - A 17-year-old girl being forced by state officials to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer said Thursday she understands she'll die if she stops treatment but it should be her decision.

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5 Things To Look For As Govt Writes New Dietary Advice

Posted: 01/08/2015 - For years, the government has told Americans to eat their vegetables. A rewrite of the government's dietary guidelines could include some new advice, too, on sugar, salt, meat and caffeine.

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Renown Health Offers Virtual Visits

Posted: 01/08/2015 - Renown health is offering virtual visits for patients with common conditions and minor ailments via computer, tablet or smartphone.

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Vatican Earmarks $3.55M for Ebola Care

Posted: 01/07/2015 - The Vatican is increasing assistance to Western African countries hard-hit by the Ebola virus, setting aside 3 million euros ($3.55 million) to fund protective gear for care-givers, transport for sick patients and care for orphans left behind.

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Health Insurance Signups Making Slow But Steady Gain

Posted: 01/07/2015 - The Obama administration says nearly 103,000 people signed up for coverage under the president's health care law last week. That's a slow but steady gain during a period that included the New Year's holiday.

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Tips for Exercise Equipment Safety

Updated: 01/06/2015 - If you use any type of exercise equipment you can get hurt—especially if you are elderly and just starting to work out.

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Autistic Inmate Allegedly Assaults Correctional Officer

Posted: 01/04/2015 - Mental health and civil liberties advocates are urging Gov. Terry McAuliffe to intervene in the case of a Virginia inmate with autism who faces trial Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a correctional officer.

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Concerns Rise Over US Anti-Prison Rape Law's Fate

Updated: 01/05/2015 - When Congress passed a law in 2003 aimed at ending sexual assault in U.S. prisons, jails and juvenile detention centers, survivors were hopeful that it would help solve the long-ignored problem.

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US Medical Worker Exposed To Ebola Headed To Omaha

Posted: 01/04/2015 - An American health care worker who experienced high-risk exposure to the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone is being transported to a Nebraska hospital for observation.

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