Federal Funding Fuels New Valley Fever Research

The National Institutes of Health long ignored valley fever, a disease that mostly affects people in Arizona and California. But it is now providing critical support and researchers say they are “on the cusp of doing some very exciting things.”

Accurate Valley Fever Counts Elude Officials

Estimates of valley fever cases recorded by local, state and federal agencies vary so widely that they call into question the accuracy of the figures released to the public, a Center for Health Journalism Collaborative investigation has found.

Warren: Political Aid for Those With AIDS

In the last 30 years the fight against AIDS has been a political football. Having an HIV/AIDS action plan can make all the difference. Presidential candidates should take a stand on this life and death issue.

A Chance to Be Heard

Top federal health officials are traveling to Bakersfield this week to hear the stories of valley fever survivors and discuss how to bring greater awareness of and funding for the sometimes crippling disease.