A Riverside County emergency services official told the Board of Supervisors Tuesday that the recent jump in coronavirus patient case loads prompted a half dozen hospitals countywide to switch to "surge plans" to accommodate the infirm, but the facilities are not operating beyond their limits.
At Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, staff members are using simulations to practice treatments for coronavirus patients.
The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs.
The rising cases in states like Arizona, Florida, Texas and California has been blamed in part on many not wearing masks or obeying other social-distancing rules.
Taxpayer-subsidized health insurance is available for a modest cost — sometimes even free — across the country, but few people seem to know how to find it.
Cancer deaths have dropped more in states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act than in states that did not, new research reveals.
'Personal Protective Equipment' or PPE is already a part of a dentist’s wardrobe with the mask, the gloves, and eye protection.
In an effort to reduce the growing number of deaths in nursing homes as a result of COVID-19, one local doctor has opened up several assisted living facilities only for treating patients who have tested positive for the virus.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva unveiled a decontamination center on Monday that he said can disinfect up to 30,000 much-needed N95 masks daily and save the county more than $18 million.
The prospect of shortages of medical staff and equipment for treating those made severely ill by COVID-19 has triggered discussion of “rationing” medical care.
The Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa will open to patients. Over a thousand beds will open up for the overflow of non-COVID-19 patients, keeping 200 beds for developmentally disabled patients, which is what the center deals with now.
Now, there’s a global shortage of the medication leaving one Oakland woman with lupus with a limited supply.
This “special enrollment period" will end April 30.
Newsom wants California, home to nearly 40 million people, to contract with generic drug companies to make prescription medications on its behalf so it could then sell them to the public. The goal, according to the governor's office, is to lower prices by increasing competition in the generic market.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an ovarian cancer drug for the maintenance and treatment of pancreatic cancer, according to AstraZeneca and Merck.
Californians have a little more time to purchase health insurance plans that take effect with the new year.
Some deadly diseases that seemed headed for eradication in recent decades have been making a scary comeback in the past 10 years.
Officials say the wrong person was given a kidney transplant at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, New Jersey.
Ubrogepant, a new class of drug to treat acute migraine attacks, shows promise to treat patients who have previously lacked other options.
A simple blood test may be capable of predicting breast cancer risk in women several years before clinical signs begin to appear, according to a promising study out of Nottingham University’s School of Medicine.