Monthly Archives: March 2015

Musician David Crosby hits pedestrian in California

Iconic musician David Crosby struck and injured a jogger in Santa Ynez Valley on March 21. Authorities said the incident took place on Baseline Avenue near Mora Street, which is close to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s home. According to the California Highway Patrol, a 46-year-old man was jogging westbound on the … Read More

Handling head injuries in young athletes

Parents of young athletes in California may be interested to learn about updated guidelines released by the American Academy of Neurology for managing head injuries. These guidelines received the update in 2013 but had not been changed since they were established in 1997. According to the new protocols, the AAN suggests that the care and … Read More

Simple safety measures can dramatically reduce birth injuries

Birth injuries that occur in California hospitals can have fatal outcomes or cause devastating lifelong consequences. However, a recent report by Public Citizen has demonstrated how simple procedural changes can be used to dramatically reduce negative outcomes in hospital births. The report detailed what happened over the course of 15 years when four medical organizations … Read More

California surgeon, hospital sued for malpractice

A family is suing a surgeon and Benioff Children’s Hospital for malpractice as well as wrongful death, if it is eventually proven that their daughter died in December 2013. The lawsuit follows the family fighting to continue life support for the girl and move her to a New Jersey-based long-term care facility after doctors declared … Read More

Head trauma in young children

As many California parents may know, head injury in the pediatric population may be associated with car crashes, falls and other accidents. The type of head injury relates to the intensity of trauma. When a child with a head injury goes to the doctor, he or she should be examined for lacerations, swelling or bruises … Read More

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