Articles Tagged With ‘Medicine’

Atascadero businessman allegedly claimed to be a doctor

An Atascadero business owner is under a fraud investigation by the California Department of Consumer Affairs for allegedly claiming to be an audiologist. [KSBY] A search warrant obtained by KSBY says that Aaron Marquis of Advanced Hearing Aid in Atascadero... (Continue reading)

SLO family awarded $74 million for medical malpractice

After two days of deliberation, a jury found a local physician responsible for not properly delivering a baby and awarded a San Luis Obispo family $74 million. Sofia Blunt, now almost three years old, suffered brain damage when she was... (Continue reading)

Medicare fraud plan working

Medicare fraud is being battled by a yearlong experiment with competitive bidding for wheelchairs, diabetic supplies and personal medical equipment, and the results appear to show significant savings of taxpayer dollars. [San Francisco Chronicle] According to government officials, the effort... (Continue reading)

Ouch! The pain gap widens

Women feel the pain more than men — or so a new Stanford study suggests. Asked to score the level of their pain resulting from a cross-section of 250 human ailments, women reported more severe pain than did men, by... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly tops own patent record

Cal Poly reports that three patents have been issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office to university faculty this academic year—a record number of patents earned for a single year. In an announcement this week, Cal Poly’s Research and... (Continue reading)

Orcutt doctor disciplined for gross negligence

The Medical Board of California put an Orcutt doctor on three years probation for prescribing Viagra over the internet to patients he had not examined, according to a Jan. 13 board Settlement and Disciplinary Order. “It is hereby ordered that physician’s... (Continue reading)