A new study examines how much longer people could live if particulate pollution — such as soot from cars and trucks — was reduced to levels recommended by the World Health Organization. In Fresno, people could live a year longer, on average.
Clovis parents Bennett and Becky Whitmore were told 27 weeks into pregnancy that their child had non-functioning kidneys and if they went ahead with the delivery, the baby would one breath and pass. They went ahead with the delivery and got to spend some time with their newborn before he eventually died.
While the Trump administration is promoting the sale of so-called “short-term” insurance plans, California legislators are working hard to protect consumers from what health advocates call “junk insurance coverage” that doesn’t cover essential health benefits, can deny people for pre-existing conditions, and may have annual and lifetime limits.
Climate Central released a report Aug. 8, 2018, warning the U.S. is seeing an increase of mosquito “disease danger days.” Of the 244 cities analyzed, Fresno was in the top 10 of cities that have seen the biggest increase.
Fresno Bee health reporter Barbara Anderson chats with Kim Tirapelle, a registered dietitian at Kaiser Permanente Thrive in Fresno, on how to lose weight and keep it off. This video first appeared Wednesday on The Fresno Bee's Facebook page @fresn
Smartphone habits may force doctors to ask patients a few more questions when diagnosing vision or neurological problems. “I think if a person experiences a temporary loss of vision in one eye, that’s potentially a very important problem for which
Jennifer Pallone's son Andy, of O'Fallon, Ill., has a chromosomal abnormality called 15Q24, resulting in developmental delays, some mild orthopedic problems, a hole in his heart and low muscle tone, his mother says. He was the first person in the
The California Hospital Association and the American Hospital Association sent letters about the scarcity of supplies to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, asking Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to resolve the worsening shortages caused after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and delayed distribution by U.S. pharmaceutical plants on the island
Under the new guidelines, the number of adults with high blood pressure will rise to 103 million from 72 million. Hypertension is the leading cause of heart disease and heart-related deaths in the U.S. and worldwide.