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January 26, 2010 | 0 comments

One of the happiest moments of 2009 for me personally was when I found out I received a fellowship from the California Endowment to produce a video series on... more

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January 25, 2010 | 0 comments

When undergoing an invasive procedure, such as a colonoscopy or biopsy, patients trust that the equipment being used is clean.

Nurses often open syringe containers in front of patients to... more

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January 21, 2010 | 0 comments

One question that’s getting lost in all the chatter after Scott Brown’s historic election and Nancy Pelosi ‘s... more

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January 20, 2010 | 0 comments

So convoluted was Dr. Mark B. Kabins’ scheme to scam a patient he injured that you might need a whiteboard and several differently colored markers to make sense of it.

According to the... more

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January 19, 2010 | 0 comments

UPDATE: 9:54 p.m., Jan. 19

The phrase "stunning upset" doesn't even begin to capture the national political shockwaves as Republican Scott Brown... more

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January 18, 2010 | 0 comments

You might be alarmed at what you find in the bankruptcy records for a medical company or a physician. Here are a few things that have alarmed me.

  • Patient records, with birth dates and... more
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January 15, 2010 | 0 comments

One of my first investigative stories as a reporter started with a call from a doctor who was worried about the sterilization practices at his hospital.

I started calling people at the... more

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January 14, 2010 | 0 comments

Some new research and reporting on global mental health and mental health disparities has me thinking about these topics in a new way. This is the kind of context that can add more nuance and... more

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January 12, 2010 | 0 comments

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed 2010-2011 state budget, released Jan. 8, met with ... more

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January 11, 2010 | 0 comments

Unless someone has had a bad experience with an insurance company, most people think of insurers as either benign or positive forces in their lives. It’s the president from “24” telling us in a... more

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January 08, 2010 | 0 comments

I wrote earlier this week about "When Drugs Stop Working," a new series of articles on drug... more

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January 07, 2010 | 4 comments

UPDATE: Rutland will be allowed to continue practicing but cannot perform surgeries or deliveries after a judge's Jan. 7 decision. Here's the Orange County Register... more

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