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April 1, 2001 | LINDSEY TANNER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
They still don't know how it happened. A decade ago, Kimberly Bergalis stepped forward to announce that she had AIDS. The pretty Floridian had none of the known risk factors for the disease; she had not had sex, she did not share needles, she had not had blood transfusions. But she had gone to a dentist to have two teeth pulled, and somehow he gave her AIDS.
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February 21, 2014 | By Ronald D. White
The California State University's recent annual report on philanthropy for 2012-13 shows that the system pulled in $338 million in gift commitments, up 14% from the previous year. Charitable gift receipts topped $282 million, which was the most in the system's history, officials said. "This support represents a critical investment in the future," said CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White, "as we prepare the engineers, artists, health care workers, teachers, entrepreneurs, and scientists of tomorrow.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2001 | GARY N. STERN, Gary N. Stern, an attorney specializing in elder abuse / nursing home litigation, is a public member of the state Department of Consumer Affairs' Respiratory Care Board. He lives in Granada Hills
It is every patient's nightmare. You are admitted to the hospital with a serious illness. You place your life in the hands of what seems like an endless parade of health care workers. You recognize your doctor but these other white-coated men and women, some appearing to be barely out of high school, are strangers to you. One of them administers a drug to make you sleep. You are not aware that this young man has had a rough week. He is out on bail after battering his wife.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2004 | Dan Morain, Times Staff Writer
Well-heeled interest groups are preparing to appeal directly to voters on such high-stakes issues as gambling, the right to sue and tax policy, making 2004 potentially one of the busiest initiative years in California history. Outside supermarkets and malls, signature gatherers already are collecting names for initiatives to increase funding for children's hospitals, hospital emergency rooms and mental health care.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1993 | STACY WONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As hospitals and clinics grapple with AIDS, they are finding that trying to prevent their own employees from exposure to the disease is posing a complicated challenge, experts told an AIDS conference Tuesday. "How can we take care of ourselves?" asked Dr. Julie Gerberding, an expert on workplace exposure to acquired immune deficiency syndrome. "As health care workers, we're used to being in control.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1991
After reading the article about Dr. Don Hagan ("A Doctor's Struggle With AIDS," Sept. 17), the Laguna Beach doctor who announced he was leaving his practice because he was infected with the AIDS virus, here's an option that professionals like him can exercise early on, instead of waiting 19 months. How about enabling these health-care professionals to confine their practice to the care and treatment of AIDS-infected patients? There are plenty of people, for example, in Laguna Beach who are at risk, have been diagnosed with the infection or who are dying of AIDS.
NEWS
September 17, 2000
Q: I work as a dental assistant and have always been paid on an hourly basis. I thought that as of Jan. 1, I was entitled to overtime pay for any time worked beyond eight hours in a day. However, the dentist whom I work with says I can work up to 10 hours a day without overtime because I am a health-care worker. Is this correct? --C.M., Mission Hills A: You are correct, not your dentist. Under the overtime law that went into effect Jan.
NATIONAL
March 7, 2003 | Vicki Kemper, Times Staff Writer
Top government officials implored health-care workers Thursday to volunteer for smallpox vaccinations, telling them that the threat of a bioterrorist attack is real, that it is their public duty to be prepared and that the government will compensate them for any injuries. "This is an unprecedented time in our history," said Dr. Julie L.
NEWS
July 30, 1992 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The owner of a Glendale employment agency has been charged with trying to bribe a U.S immigration agent in Manila to secure visas for prospective health care workers from the Philippines, authorities said. Oscar Banaag Fauni, 49, president of Telimed Health System Inc., surrendered to federal authorities in Southern California last week after his brother, Romeo, 53, a Philippines resident, was arrested as he allegedly delivered part of the bribe money to a U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2002 | DAREN BRISCOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Minutes after deferring requests to increase spending on fighting terrorism and organized crime, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved raises worth $18 million for members of a powerful health-care workers union. On a 3-2 party-line vote, the board's three Democratic supervisors voted to give a 75-cents-an-hour pay increase to contract workers who care for the county's homebound elderly, infirm and disabled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 2003 | Kurt Streeter, Times Staff Writer
With time running out in a court-ordered cooling-off period, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the union representing its mechanics remain far apart in contract negotiations, and the union is threatening to shut down most Los Angeles County bus and train service as early as next week. "We are prepared to walk out," said Neil Silver, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union, which represents about 2,500 workers.
BUSINESS
August 11, 2003 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles area has the nation's fifth-largest health-care economy in terms of employment, in large part because of the region's thriving plastic surgery and dentistry businesses, according to a study to be released today by the Milken Institute in Santa Monica.
WORLD
August 10, 2003 | From Reuters
AIDS sufferers and activists welcomed a breakthrough step toward antiretroviral treatment for all South Africans, but said delays leading up to it had cost lives. Long criticized for failing to tackle the world's highest AIDS caseload, President Thabo Mbeki's government bowed to a growing clamor for drug treatment Friday, saying it aimed to draw up a plan by the end of September for national distribution of antiretroviral drugs that can fight AIDS.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2003 | Stephanie Stassel, Times Staff Writer
As Dr. William F. Chapman takes Primitivo Peralta's blood pressure, he carefully begins to assess his patient's ailments: The right side of his face itches. It feels as if there's something in his eye, but his eye is clear. His toenails and fingernails have been bothering him, among other things. After learning that diabetes runs in Peralta's family, Chapman says: "We have to get a fasting blood sugar [blood test] on him, first thing.... Diabetes could account for all of these problems."
NATIONAL
May 1, 2003 | From Associated Press
Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean gave a preview of his health-care proposal in a speech to labor union leaders Wednesday, saying the American people have made clear the issue should be center stage. "I have gone all over this country and this is, if not the first issue that is brought up, it's the second.
NATIONAL
April 24, 2003 | Ronald Brownstein, Times Staff Writer
Rep. Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.) on Wednesday proposed a generous new tax credit for employers that could provide health care for nearly all Americans, but possibly lock in large federal budget deficits for the foreseeable future. The Democratic presidential contender, speaking to a union of health-care workers, unveiled a plan so sweeping it encompasses three distinct goals: expanding access to health care, stimulating the economy and providing aid to fiscally strapped cities and states.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1993 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An AIDS patient committed fraud when she hid her condition from a health care professional treating her, a Los Angeles jury decided Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by a medical technician who was accidentally cut by a scalpel. The Superior Court jury awarded surgical worker Diane Boulais $102,500 in her case against Jan Lustig, a former Westside psychologist whose AIDS was diagnosed in 1987 but who failed to disclose that when she had breast reduction surgery in 1991.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2000 | DAVID KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousands of health care employees who say they are so overworked that patient care suffers walked off the job at 18 hospitals across the state Thursday to press demands for higher pay and increased staffing. Employees at 16 hospitals in the Bay Area and two in Ventura County who are members of the Service Employees International Union struck at dawn waving signs and calling on management to add more nurses and support staff.
NATIONAL
April 1, 2003 | Vicki Kemper, Times Staff Writer
With the government's smallpox vaccination program already in critical condition, House members could not agree Monday on the details of a federal compensation plan that is key to its survival. The administration-sponsored bill was defeated on a vote of 206 to 184, with opponents arguing that it was not generous enough to attract the hundreds of thousands of front-line health-care workers who have declined to volunteer for the risky vaccine.
NATIONAL
March 7, 2003 | Vicki Kemper, Times Staff Writer
Top government officials implored health-care workers Thursday to volunteer for smallpox vaccinations, telling them that the threat of a bioterrorist attack is real, that it is their public duty to be prepared and that the government will compensate them for any injuries. "This is an unprecedented time in our history," said Dr. Julie L.
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