Posts Tagged ‘Medicine’


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Assisted death bill passes California Senate

The California Senate voted 23-14 Thursday to approve a physician-assisted death bill that would allow some terminally ill patients to obtain medication to end their lives, in a vote that passed largely along the party line. If the measure gets... (Continue reading)

7 patients infected with hepatitis C

Santa Barbara health officials have identified seven patients of a area sports clinic who have tested positive for hepatitis C. The clinic was closed down in April after investigators discovered its staff was not following proper protocols to protect patients... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach Diagnostic Center accreditation revoked

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration revoked Coastal Diagnostic Center in Pismo Beach’s accreditation and is asking women who had mammograms at the facility after February 24, 2013 to consider having their mammograms re-evaluated. After issues with several people who... (Continue reading)

Fourth SLO County Jail inmate dies

By KAREN VELIE A 63-year-old Morro Bay man died shortly after collapsing at the San Luis Obispo County Jail early Sunday morning. He is the fourth man to die while incarcerated in the county jail in less than 12 months.... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo doctor on probation over pot prescriptions

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo physician who wrote 30,000 prescriptions for medical marijuana in three years has begun a probated sentence. Dr. Atsuko Rees, subject of an exclusive CalCoastNews story, had her medical license suspended for 45 days... (Continue reading)

Ventura neurosurgeon accused of performing unneeded surgeries

The Medical Board of California accused a former Ventura neurosurgeon of performing unnecessary procedures and committing gross negligence and has ordered the doctor to surrender his medical license. [Ventura Star] The board is requesting Dr. Aria Omar Sabit surrender his... (Continue reading)

Sierra Vista facing allegations of fraud and conspiracy

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and an affiliated surgeon will battle against allegations of medical malpractice, fraud and conspiracy in a case headed to court later this month. [PacificCoastBusinessTimes] In the lawsuit, the hospital is accused of conspiring to hide... (Continue reading)

Dignity Health surgical center loses $543,000 lawsuit

A local banker won a more than $543,000 medical negligence lawsuit against the Pismo Beach Coastal Surgical Institute on Dec. 13. Charles Blevins, 66, of Paso Robles developed a deep-tissue infection following a 2010 knee operation at the surgical center... (Continue reading)

What is Integrative Medicine?

By GARY FORESMAN, MD Several decades ago, while dealing with the forces in the world that control the rudder of this ship we call the American medical system, Andrew Weil MD was developing a program at the University of Arizona... (Continue reading)

Two California professors share Nobel Prize

Scientists from Stanford and UC Berkeley share the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine with a professor from Yale University. [SanJoseMercuryNews] Scientists Dr. Thomas Sudhof of Stanford, Randy Schekman of UC Berkeley and James Rothman from Yale University solved the mystery... (Continue reading)



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