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Doctor’s Diary October 12, 2017

(Snippets from the frontline)

What’s your DRG?

Upon admission to a hospital, Medicare and some insuranc(more..)


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(dailynews.com) California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an emergency proclamation Friday that will allow the state to increase its supply of vaccines amid a hepatitis A outbreak that has killed mor(more..)


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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is strongly opposing the proposed Graham-Cassidy healthcare legislation, saying it would undermine the wellbeing of the County’s most vulnerable po(more..)


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(dailynews.com) Public health officials declared a hepatitis A outbreak in Los Angeles County Tuesday, saying there are now 10 people infected, two of whom are homeless and contracted the potential(more..)


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The emergency room.

It is a conveyor belt of medical care.

Because the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) did not anticipate the need for office-based primary care physicians, patient (more..)


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LOS ANGELES COUNTY — On a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, the Board of Supervisors directed the Department of Public Health to report back within 14 days on current efforts to prevent a (more..)


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(By Chris Sharp) I remember Jasmine well.  She was either in her playpen or in her wheelchair.  She was maybe 70 pounds and maybe 15 years old.  Since birth, she had lived with a con(more..)


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(dailynews.com) Customers who bought fruit from a streetside vendor in Lancaster last month may have been exposed to hepatitis A, Los Angeles County health officials warned on Monday.

The v(more..)


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(dailynews.com) California Department of Public Health confirmed a Los Angeles County resident from the San Fernando Valley was among the first three human deaths from West Nile virus.

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Infrastructure: Society needs roads, bridges, and power to function.  Likewise, the human body has an infrastructure requiring vision, hearing, and good teeth.  (more..)