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California Department of Public Health

An Important HIV Prevention Option

Karen E. Mark, MD, PhD | Posted 12.01.2014 | San Francisco
Karen E. Mark, MD, PhD

Approximately 5,000 Californians become newly infected with HIV every year -- almost 14 every day. These HIV infections are preventable using tools that we currently have available, and PrEP is one of these important tools.

Alarming Measles Outbreak Hits California

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living

A shocking 49 measles cases have been reported in California to date in 2014, up from only four at this same time last year. The outbreak is reign...

Valley Fever Infecting Thousands In Agricultural Heartland

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living

California and federal public health officials say valley fever, a potentially lethal but often misdiagnosed disease infecting more and more people ar...

Candy Doesn't Taste As Good With Lead In It

| Tia Ghose | Posted 01.10.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Tia Ghose The California Department of Public Health initiated a recall Tuesday of an I...

Poor Women in California Can Expect a Lump of Coal From the Government This Holiday Season

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Pedro Nava

Schwarzenegger and the California Department of Public Health have embraced the holiday season with a new set of proposed rules that will abandon low-income women.

Celebrity Medical Records In Massive UCLA Breach

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — More than 120 workers at a Los Angeles hospital looked at celebrities' medical records and other personal information without perm...