A pediatrician decides a struggling teen with mental illness needs hospitalization to neutralize psychologic demons impacting their personal and social life.
A workers’ compensation doctor requests a neck MRI in a powerline worker with growing right arm numbness and weakness to search for potential...
Many nations proudly tout life expectancy as a reflection of their healthcare. For over two decades in our country, this statistic has consistently edged upward due to expanding technology, doctors/patient education, and vibrant emphasis on healthy lifestyles.
But a recent report from the Centers for...
I had never heard the term “throughput” before a meeting at our hospital two years ago. It was used to discuss how the emergency department (ED) could yield greater profits by faster patient turnover. Coordinating various duties (including intake, admitting, and cleaning staff; lab and radiology;...
War is being waged on behalf of American citizens against the business takeover of hospitals, yet most people don’t realize this battle exists. Surprisingly, the warriors scattered throughout our country in this fight are doctors.
Unlike recent scandalous headlines of Wells Fargo committing fraud against...
Hospitals have always served as a lifeline to survival. Whether from pneumonia, heart attack, stroke or trauma, they have been a community safeguard between life and death.
Today, cost of care has been added to the patient treatment discussion, forcing medical decision-making to look closely at expense....
With the 2016 Rio Olympics coming to a close, we honor four participants claimed by the Santa Clarita Valley as their own: Allyson Felix, Anthony Ervin, Abbey Weitzeil and David Smith.
They brought home eight medals, five of which were gold. Each of our competitors won at least one medal. Quite an accomplishment...
Born in Canada, our mother came to the United States after World War II and blended into the Greatest Generation. Raising a family in the second half of the 20th Century saw her contribute to a thriving American society then maintain retirement health on Medicare. But in her early 90s, this tranquility...
Growing up in a family that emphasized education, I had trouble staying on mark, because I wanted to be a baseball player. At age 11, though, I underwent surgery on my left leg, as doctors thought I might have osteogenic sarcoma. The tumor was removed and benign, so my leg was not amputated.
Two decades ago, I admitted a patient to the Intensive Care Unit for a heart attack. His children were grown, and he looked forward to retirement and purchasing an RV to relax and travel the country with his wife.
Invasive cardiac technology had not evolved, so he remained in the ICU on intravenous medication...
Fifty years ago this week, the Watts riots began. Three years ago, I wrote how the community where I grew up rose from the ashes excelling athletically, allowing some of us to moved forward “transplanting” to the Santa Clarita Valley.
Written just before the 2012 London Olympic Games, we...
With the new year just around the corner, the Santa Clarita City Council and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors each approved their 2020 state legislative agenda, highlighting priorities ranging from supporting infrastructure legislation to homeless services efforts.
Los Angeles County will only buy cars from automakers that comply with California’s clean air laws, joining the state’s boycott of companies like General Motors and Toyota that have sided with the Trump administration in the high-profile bout over emissions standards.
The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra will present a free concert by SCVYO's Guitar Orchestra in the Choir Room at Pico Canyon Hall, located on the College of the Canyons' Valencia campus, on Saturday, December 14 beginning at 7 p.m.
The Los Angeles County CEO’s office unveiled an interactive GIS mapping tool on Tuesday created to show the locations of the county's homeless population juxtaposed with the availability of existing and projected homeless housing resources.
The nonprofit Family Promise of the Santa Clarita Valley is seeking donations of supplies, toys, gift cards and more to be given to low-income and/or homeless families during a Holiday Shopping event at Valencia United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved College of the Canyons’ $31 million general obligation bond refund Tuesday, saving taxpayers $8.3 million over the next 23 years, according to COC.
The Rancho Camulos Museum invites local history fans and aficionados to experience a faithful reenactment of the January 23, 1882 visit by best-selling author Helen Hunt Jackson on Saturday, January 25, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Citing the uncertainty about the company ever mining in Soledad Canyon, state water officials have put the Cemex request for water on hold, according to a letter sent by state officials to State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, who had inquired about the company’s water application.
Recent California voter registration figures show that Republican congressional candidates vying to take back their seats from Democrats, including in the 25th Congressional District, might not be facing an easy feat.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a woman who was allegedly recognized by loss-prevention staff on suspicion of possible prior thefts at the Walmart on The Old Road in Stevenson Ranch, officials said Tuesday.
California State University, Northridge chemistry professor Gagik Melikyan has been elected as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow – a recognition given to AAAS members who contribute to the advancement of science and technology.
Hart High School alumnus Derek Waldeck felt a little extra motivation entering his fourth year as a midfielder for the Stanford University men’s soccer team. Not only because it would be his final collegiate season playing for the team, but because of how the previous campaign ended.
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