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..)


ElectionsVote In his farewell address to the nation on January 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned the American people about the looming “Military-industrial complex” which would sway public(more..)


ElectionsVote Too often we hear corporate America claiming “we didn’t break the law” after committing an abomination against society.  The Wall Street mortgage fraud, BP oil spill disaster, a(more..)


ElectionsVote “Throw grandma under the bus” clearly conveys anger, sympathy, and fear when healthcare decisions are made outside the realm of medical professionals. Within the doctor-patient relationshi(more..)