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  • Former Cedars-Sinai aide investigated in patient sexual assault cases

    Former Cedars-Sinai aide investigated in patient sexual assault cases
    A nursing assistant who worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is under investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting two patients while they were heavily medicated and too weak to resist, according to court records and interviews. The women came...
  • Should prisoners get expensive hepatitis C drugs?

    WASHINGTON If used widely, a new generation of antiviral drugs has the potential to wipe out the deadly hepatitis C virus in the United States. But the high price of the drugs might prevent their use in prisons, which house as many as one-third of those...
  • Party guests should not have to pay entrance fees

    Party guests should not have to pay entrance fees
      Dear Miss Manners: I am the godmother of a lovely girl who will be turning 2. Her mother and I have decided to throw her a casual party at a festival that includes hayrides, party favors, live music, a gazebo, etc., for a reasonable price that I am...
  • Tribute, Russia and gay marriage: Letters

    Tribute to a fallen hero My phone rang early Saturday morning. My brother-in-law greeted me with the sad news that my nephew Robert German had passed away. He was killed in the line of duty as a Windermere police officer. To most people who watch...
  • New promise for migraine sufferers

    New promise for migraine sufferers
    Migraine disorder is an elephant in the room of medicine, says Dr. Andrew Charles, professor of neurology and director of the Headache Research and Treatment Program at UCLA. "All physicians — anybody in any kind of medical practice — knows...
  • Vacant Pfizer Building Will House Bioscience Incubator

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy dropped in at Muddy Waters Cafe in New London last November and wound up sitting with a group of about a half dozen local scientists hatching business plans over coffee. Muddy Waters is a great spot, Malloy said at a press...
  • Spike in bacterial infection among dogs prompts call for vaccinations

    Spike in bacterial infection among dogs prompts call for vaccinations
    Florida veterinarians are reporting a troubling spike in cases of a potentially fatal bacterial infection among dogs — which can be spread to humans. The disease, leptospirosis, can infect dogs, raccoons, rodents, cattle, pigs and horses. Though...
  • Time To Demand Use Of Surgical Checklist

    A woman died at a surgical facility, and the anesthesiologist responsible was reprimanded and fined $7,500 [March 19, news, "Fatal Drug Error Leads To $7,500 Fine"]. The wrong medication was given (Lidocaine rather than Hespan) and the patient died of...
  • Carnett: Progress in Parkinson's research gives hope

    April is national Parkinson's Awareness Month. I know a bit about Parkinson's disease; we've lived together for 17 years. My father had it for nine years. I received my own diagnosis eight years ago, just before he died. I have an uncle who's...
  • MannKind shares soar on FDA panel's support of diabetes drug

    MannKind shares soar on FDA panel's support of diabetes drug
    MannKind Corp. shares were up nearly 80% Wednesday after the Valencia company said an FDA advisory panel had backed its inhaled diabetes drug that could replace most insulin injections. The panel voted 13-1 to recommend that the FDA approve the drug,...
  • READER SUBMITTED: CT Company Simplifies Medication Management For Seniors

    Diabetes is a serious disease impacting nearly 26 million Americans, but a quarter of them don't even realize that they have the disease. One of the most critical aspects of living with diabetes is medication compliance. A Connecticut company, Assisted...