Posts Tagged ‘Medicine’


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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)

California doctor saves choking victim with knife and a straw

A Kern county doctor saved the life of a chocking victim by performing a life-saving tracheotomy in a Bakersfield restaurant on Monday evening. [BakersfieldCalifornian] Kern Community College District board trustee Pauline Larwood was dining at The Mark restaurant with Assemblywoman... (Continue reading)

California considering non-physician abortions

Women who want abortions in California may soon not need the assistance of a doctor. [Townhall] Nurse practitioners, midwives and physician assistants will join in the act of performing abortions if Governor Jerry Brown signs AB 154. The bill, which... (Continue reading)

Central Coast founded website provides free breast implants

A website founded on the Central Coast provides women the opportunity to get free breast implants. [KCOY] MyFreeImplants.com is part of a new growing social media trend – where women ask potential benefactors to pay for their surgeries. After surgeries,... (Continue reading)

Letter to the editor: State ranking system flawed

By ALEX HARRISON MD I am a proponent of public reporting and transparency in medicine but sometimes statistics and rankings can be misleading. This is the case with Dr Freyaldenhoven and his ranking as one of the bottom five cardiac... (Continue reading)

French Hospital has high heart surgery death rates

A state report ranks San Luis Obispo’s French Hospital Medical Center — and a doctor who performs surgeries there — as having some of the highest adjusted mortality rates for heart bypass surgery patients in the state, according to a... (Continue reading)



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