| Nov 27, 2012
| 4:44 PM
A fourth person sickened at a Loomis, Calif., nursing home when they ate soup made from poisonous mushrooms has died, the Placer County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday....
| Nov 28, 2012
| 2:14 PM
A sex offender convicted of killing a San Diego State University nursing student was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday after pleaded no contest to being a felon in possession of ammunition, officials said....
| Dec 5, 2012
| 9:46 PM
A former in-home caregiver accused of stealing from her elderly clients is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning on numerous theft charges, according to the Fullerton Police Department. Fullerton Police Sgt. Jeff Stuart said Janette Alvarez, 50, a...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:35 PM
A nurse who cared for a drug overdose patient who later died should have had her nursing license revoked by the California nursing board after she was accused of incompetence, the patient’s mother said....
| Mar 22, 2012
| 8:25 PM
DarrasLaw is the nation’s largest and most decorated disability and long-term care litigation practice in America. At the firm’s headquarters in Ontario, California, founding partner, Frank Darras, has surrounded himself with a stellar staff...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 3:00 PM
The following is a transcript of President Obama's politically-charged remarks Tuesday afternoon at an Associated Press luncheon framing the general election campaign, as released by the White House.
Obama: "Thank you very much. (Applause.) Please have...
| Dec 11, 2011
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...
| Dec 14, 2011
"I could show you case after case," said Dr. Neil S. Wenger. "I could bet you million-to-1 odds these patients would not want to be in this situation."
He was talking about patients in critical condition who are "attached to machines, being kept alive"...
| Dec 28, 2011
Last week, my dad was taken on a practice run from his Northern California nursing home back to his house. He'd had recent hip surgery, and the idea was that if he could master the challenge of getting in and out of the car and the wheelchair, he could...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 6:18 PM
Whoever wins the presidential election in November will confront urgent problems: Should tax cuts scheduled to expire be renewed? Should federal spending be cut to reduce the deficit or would that weaken an already lackluster economy? After one of the...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 2:53 PM
As I begin this column, it is Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 22. I have been alive 20,873 days, if my math is correct, and I hope to add to the tally.
But the knees I was born with will not be joining me for the rest of the trip.
The clock ticks. The surgeon...