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LA-based RadNet buys Kern Radiology


In a continuing trend of local health-care consolidation, Kern Radiology Medical Group Inc. has been purchased by a Los Angeles outpatient medical imaging company touted as the largest company of its kind in the country. Read more

Foothill High School students hear from the valley fever experts

Students at Foothill High School heard a special presentation on valley fever by Kern Medical on Monday morning. Read more

Valley fever medication poses added risk for pregnant women

When Jennine Ochoa became pregnant at the end of 2017, she didn’t know what to expect. At 42, she’d waited longer than most women to start … Read more

State-of-the-art Veterans Affairs clinic coming to Bakersfield

After years of delays, local military veterans and their families learned Tuesday the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic… Read more

Recent testing shows improvement in toxic algae levels at Isabella Lake

Recent water tests at Isabella Lake suggests toxicity from blue-green algae poses much less of a public health threat than it did in early … Read more

Adventist Health cuts 13 to 15 jobs in Bakersfield

Adventist Health Bakersfield said Wednesday it plans to eliminate more than a dozen hospital jobs as part of a restructuring move. Read more

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Local markets will bring food to those in need

Community Action Partnership of Kern has teamed up with The Wonderful Company and The Kern County Fair to bring fresh, healthy, free food t… Read more

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1 in 3 U.S. adults have hypertension, but only about half (47 percent) … Read more

Expert: Overcoming poverty takes the whole community, and it happens one person at a time

When it comes to eliminating poverty in Kern County — a seemingly insurmountable task given its pervasiveness — the entire community must g… Read more

Public Health shuts down three massage parlors, citing suspected prostitution

Kern County Public Health officials shut down three massage parlors Monday evening after taking part in a multi-agency sting operation that… Read more