Articles Tagged With ‘Medicine’




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Twin Cities surgeon operated on wrong finger

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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 official fine hospitals for placing... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande leads in hip surgery mortality rates

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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 and Development (OSHPD). In 2012... (Continue reading)

Assisted suicide legalized in California

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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 order to receive a lethal... (Continue reading)

California Assembly approves assisted suicide bill

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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 43-34 in favor of the... (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 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)



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