Articles Tagged With ‘Medicine’




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DA charges jail nursing supervisor with theft

A San Luis Obispo County Jail nursing supervisor was charged earlier this month with petty theft, being under the influence and possession of a controlled substance, all misdemeanors. On June 7, Susan Cameron allegedly distracted... (Continue reading)

County employees say whistleblower complaints mishandled

By KAREN VELIE For years, San Luis Obispo County employees have lodged complaints about missing medications and conditions at the jail that they say endanger inmates and nurses. More than four years ago, several medical... (Continue reading)

Man arrested in brutal Santa Barbara slaying

Deputies arrested a suspect Friday in the murder of a Santa Barbara doctor, his wife and their five-year-old daughter. Late Wednesday afternoon, Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies discovered the bodies of Dr. Weidong “Henry” Han,... (Continue reading)

Twin Cities surgeon operated on wrong finger

The California Department of Public Health fined Templeton’s Twin Cities Community Hospital $50,000 over a botched surgery. A surgeon operated on a patient’s pinky when it was the ring finger that was deformed. State health... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande leads in hip surgery mortality rates

Arroyo Grande Community Medical Center had the highest rate of mortality in patients who underwent surgery following a hip fracture in California, according to a recently released report by the Office of Statewide Health Planning... (Continue reading)

Assisted suicide legalized in California

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will legalize assisted suicide for terminally ill patients. The End of Life Option Act will allow doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs to the terminally ill. In... (Continue reading)

California Assembly approves assisted suicide bill

A bill that would legalize assisted suicide for terminally ill patients passed the California Assembly Wednesday and now moves on to the State Senate, which has already endorsed similar legislation. [LA Times] The Assembly voted... (Continue reading)

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... (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... (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... (Continue reading)



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