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  • Health law's ailments can be cured by single-payer system

    Health law's ailments can be cured by single-payer system
    With the Oct. 1 rollout of a major facet of the Affordable Care Act on the horizon, you'll be hearing a lot about the glitches, loopholes and shortcomings of this most important restructuring of America's healthcare system in our lifetimes. Here are a...
  • Healthcare reform heats up drugstore battle

    Healthcare reform heats up drugstore battle
    Obamacare is driving a transformation in the way pharmacies do business, so get ready. The healthcare reform law will expand access to medical services for millions of people. That's going to place added pressure on primary healthcare providers and...
  • Geriatric doctor doesn't shy from tough talk

    Geriatric doctor doesn't shy from tough talk
    Gene Dorio, an old-school doctor who makes house calls in Santa Clarita, drives a 1990 Volvo with 362,000 miles on the clock and duct tape holding things together. His patients have a lot of miles on them, too. Dorio is a geriatric physician. "Medical...
  • A terrible choice to ponder

    A terrible choice to ponder
    The day after hip surgery, my father asked me to bring him a frozen coffee and something sweet the next morning. I returned to the hospital with a Frappuccino and a doughnut, one or both of which nearly killed him. He began choking and then turned...
  • Wishing for the right to make that final exit

    Wishing for the right to make that final exit
    Colleen Kegg hasn't worked out the details of her exit plan yet. But about one thing, Kegg is clear: When she can no longer feed herself or go to the bathroom without assistance, she will take steps to end her life. A rare and incurable neurological...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Dodgers dugout doc Sue Falsone

    Patt Morrison Asks: Dodgers dugout doc Sue Falsone
    The Dodgers' pitchers and catchers will show up at Camelback Ranch in Arizona in a few days for spring training. And so will Sue Falsone. She won't be in the stands; she'll be in the dugout and the clubhouse, with the guys. She's the Dodgers' new head...
  • Hoag's underhanded abortion ban

    Hoag's underhanded abortion ban
    In a most underhanded and insidious way, women's reproductive health rights in California were dealt a significant blow last month. That was when the availability of elective abortions at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, one of Orange County's elite...
  • Obamacare fuels turf war

    Obamacare fuels turf war
    SACRAMENTO — Obamacare is supplying fresh ammunition for one of the oldest turf wars in Sacramento. It pits doctors — represented by the politically powerful California Medical Assn. — defending their turf against other medical...
  • Legislature should pull plug on inept Medical Board of California

    Legislature should pull plug on inept Medical Board of California
    The time has come to put the Medical Board of California out of its misery. The board oversees the licensing of doctors and their discipline for misdeeds or incompetence. It also has jurisdiction over doctor-owned surgical clinics. Long ago the board...
  • A shortsighted 'cure' for prescription meds' abuse

    A shortsighted 'cure' for prescription meds' abuse
    An Orange County pain specialist already in the spotlight over deaths from prescription medications has racked up another patient overdose death. The coroner has ruled that Wayne Oviatt died in January of a mix of prescription drugs, including morphine,...
  • The Week in Pictures | February 17 – 23

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. In the Ukraine, a peace deal was signed Friday between embattled President Viktor Yanukovich and opposition leaders calling for early presidential elections later in the year, the formation of a...