Guests: Deborah Saunders, Columnist for SF Chronicle and Sam Singer, Public Relations SuperStar
Deborah and Rich discuss Presidential Politics and the Gun Control Bill about to go to vote. Sam and Rich talk about the bizarre hoax scandal involving Notre Dame's Manti Te'o and his dead girlfriend that never existed............weird.
Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing some current trends in the medical industry. Outlining how many specialists such as cardiologists are selling their practices and moving to hospitals owned by large corporations. It is now known that many are finding these large hospital corporations limit care quality by limiting tests and procedures doctors are allowed to perform.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article regarding a study of medication errors. The study found that families and patients were rarely told about medications errors. Researchers found that these errors mostly did not harm patients but the ones that did were usually in the ICU. A database of nearly 840.000 voluntarily reported medication errors from 537 U.S. hospitals between 1999 and 2005. Finding ICUs accounted for 56,000 or 6.6% of errors. Over half the time no actions were tken after errors with only a third of staff told about the reported errors.
Elliott has questions concerning sickle cell anemia.
Sally has a friend in end stage renal failure.
Sam's wife is 7 weeks pregnant and wants a nutritional supplementation program.
Rostle's father has edema in his legs and feet.
Catherine has a follow-up call regarding a diagnosis of Hashimoto's disease.
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A morgan hill woman who was convicted of a hit and run that left her victim in a coma, has been sentenced to 1-year of jail time. 28-year-old Sandra arias was also sentenced to 5-years probation, for hitting 23-year-old Joshua valdez last june, and leaving him on the side of the road. valdez did recover from his coma, but the accident left him with brain trauma. Arias was also ordered to pay restitution to valdez.
Monterey student investigated, released 01/17/1 9:45a.m. TDH
Police action was taken in seaside yesterday, after reports were made of a possibly violent student. Monterey police received reports Tuesday night, that a student at monterey high school had made threatening statements on a social media website. Monterey police officers took the student into custody for questioning yesterday, as the student left a seaside residence. After an investigation, (and a search of the house), the student was released without charge. Authorities are saying that the case is a good example of proactive crime-tip-reporting.
A suspected drug dealer was arrested yesterday near watsonville. officers on the santa cruz county joint gang task force pulled over a vehicle driven by adan nunez-torres near green valley road and celiea drive. nunez-torres was driving without a license, and a search of the vehicle allegedly tuned up more than 2-ounces of crystal methamphetamine. That led officers to obtain a search warrant for nunez-torres’ residence, where an additional 1-and-a-half pounds of the drug were allegedly discovered, along with packaging material, a scale, and a loaded revolver. Authorities estimated the value of the methamphetamine at more than 75-thousand dollars. nunez-torres was booked into santa cruz county jail on several charges.