| Mar 28, 2013
The University of California has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a federal whistle-blower lawsuit charging falsification of records and poor supervision of patients by UC Irvine anesthesiologists.
The suit said anesthesiologists at the university's...
| Mar 14, 2011
Once a woman becomes visibly pregnant, it isn't long before she's being asked extremely personal questions by complete strangers:
"Are you going to have an epidural or go natural?
"You're not drinking alcohol, are you?"
"Have you tried ginger for...
| Aug 6, 2011
Dr. Max Harry Weil, an influential pioneer of critical-care medicine and the founding president of the Weil Institute of Critical Care Medicine in Rancho Mirage, has died. He was 84.
Weil died of prostate cancer July 29 at his home in Rancho Mirage, said...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has released the names of a 28-member National Hispanic Steering Committee that includes prominent Latinos from all over the country and Puerto Rico. Central Floridians on the list are former U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez,...
| Aug 18, 2010
Pain. It stabs. It burns. It aches. It throbs. It gnaws at you. It knocks you for a loop. But, sooner or later, it goes away.
Unless it doesn't.
That's a nightmare come true for millions of Americans who spend every day in a world of hurt. And the...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 4:58 AM
Here's the list of physicians and other medical professionals who were sanctioned by the Maryland Board of Physicians in May. Stay tuned for those sanctioned in June in a post later today:
Phyllis K. Barson, M.D.
Area of Practice:...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 12:11 AM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- The trial of Dr. Conrad Murray will be delayed until at least Wednesday to give the defense time to study new lab test results the prosecution contends show Michael Jackson did not ingest a fatal overdose of sedatives.
| Jan 7, 2011
| 4:39 PM
TARR, Eric G., M.D., Anesthesiologist, Artist, Yachtsman, Movie Producer and Adventurer, lost a long and brave battle with malignant melanoma, passing away in his Balboa Island home, December 26, 2010.
He was born in Bloemfontein, Republic of South...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 7:56 PM
A Marina del Rey anesthesiologist has filed a lawsuit accusing the president of the 1-800-GET-THIN marketing firm of identity theft for using the doctor's name to establish a corporation that billed insurers without his permission.
Dr. Martin E. Flynn...
| Apr 25, 2012
The exhaustion and nausea were unavoidable during Burnetta Herron-Mitchell's three-day labor, but an epidural analgesia helped keep the pain at bay before she delivered her baby girl Rhys.
Typically called an epidural, this type of analgesia is...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Patients may be getting blood transfusion too often during surgery, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers.
The study shows wide variation in the use of transfusions, and those who receive blood fare no better, and sometimes do worse.