ElectionsVote Flying cross country has occasionally led to a worrisome plea from the flight deck requesting doctor assistance for a fellow passenger.  Of the several times I have stepped forward, others have i(more..)


ElectionsVote Within the confines of a hospital nursing station, it is hard not to overhear conversations concerning patient care.  Typically not knowing names maintains confidentiality and does not encroach o(more..)


ElectionsVote Should a healthcare problem occur in an elder Santa Clarita senior, they are secure in knowing 911 can be called.  Having treatment within the “golden hour”, especially for heart atta(more..)


ElectionsVote Taking a cold shower has it’s connotations, but having a faulty water heater during the middle of winter (even in California) makes it measurably uncomfortable. Diagnosing a water heater valve (more..)


ElectionsVote Sometimes it is difficult to assess qualifications one needs to do a job.  I have always felt a surgeon requires not only intellect, but should have hand-eye coordination to at least catch a foot(more..)


ElectionsVote Over the past decade, Safe Action For the Environment Inc., the City of Santa Clarita and other community leaders have battled to save Soledad Canyon from the planned CEMEX mega-mine, seeking cancella(more..)


ElectionsVote Over the past decade, Safe Action For the Environment Inc., the City of Santa Clarita and other community leaders have battled to save Soledad Canyon from the planned CEMEX mega-mine, seeking cancella(more..)


ElectionsVote When you go shopping, everything has a price tag.  Buying a new car is challenging, but ignoring dealership costs may result in sticker shock when you receive the first payment notice three weeks(more..)


ElectionsVote Two decades ago, a decision was made by Medicare policymakers that carotid endarterectomies (removing obstruction from a vital artery providing circulation to the brain) would not be allowed.  Th(more..)


ElectionsVote As I left the Medical Staff Office three years ago to begin hospital patient rounds, I was invited by the Administration’s newly appointed Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to join a meeting in their (more..)