Articles Tagged With ‘Health Care’




Breath-awareness meditation

By GARY E FORESMAN MD (Editor’s note: This is part five in a five-part in a five-part series on stress management.) This article is intentionally kept brief, clean and without metaphors or discussions on why we meditate. I am just... (Continue reading)

Big employers exploiting Medi-Cal?

Supporters of a legislative plan called “the Walmart bill” demonstrated at the state capitol Wednesday, hoping to punish big employers for paying wages so low that workers are forced onto Medi-Cal rolls. (SacBee) Heavily backed by labor unions, the bill,... (Continue reading)

UC medical workers strike over proposed pension cuts

University of California medical workers began a two-day strike early Tuesday morning at hospitals across the state to protest proposed reductions to their pension plans. [KPCC] The UC employees union, a chapter of the American Federation of State, County and... (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)

Caregivers accused of causing Atascadero grad’s death

Attorneys for the family of an Atascadero grad who died in 2010 during a struggle with her caregivers filed a civil suit that alleges her caregivers mistreated their client. [Tribune] The client, Lauren Arcady, 33, apologized during the struggle with... (Continue reading)

Lawmakers seek nursing cut relief

A bipartisan group of Sacramento lawmakers has mounted a campaign to give hospital-based skilled nursing services a financial break in the wake of cuts to Medi-Cal budgets. (Sacramento Bee) Three prominent Republicans, including Assembly Minority Leader Connie Conway of Tulare,... (Continue reading)

The path to freedom

By GARY E FORESMAN MD (Editor’s note: This is part three in a five-part in a five-part series on stress management.) We have now defined “stress” and “stress management” in ways that provide meaning for the remainder of our series.... (Continue reading)

Medical group accused of jeopardizing patients’ health

A San Luis Obispo doctor has accused a medical group of “seriously jeopardizing the health, safety and lives” of patients by putting profits ahead of patient care. [Tribune] John S. McGee filed a lawsuit against Heritage Provider Network claiming the... (Continue reading)

Health and Fitness Expo at Madonna Inn, event photos

The San Luis Obispo Health and Fitness Expo at the Madonna Inn Expo Center is the largest on the Central Coast. The event included more seminars, classes, and events than we can mention here. Find local events as at CalCoastNews’ Event... (Continue reading)

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center CEO retiring

Candace “Candy” Markwith announced on Monday her plan to retire as Chief Executive Officer at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center effective September 15. She has been at Sierra Vista, the City’s largest private employer, since March 2005. “Candy Markwith has... (Continue reading)