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February 6, 2013 |
During the first half of the 20th century, pediatricians generally believed that children's eye problems were largely self-corrective - that a child would grow out of his or her crossed eyes or poor vision. But they were wrong. Unless a vision problem is detected and corrected early, the child will have vision problems in that eye for the rest of his or her life. Subsequent studies have shown that 2% to 5% of preschool children have vision problems, many of them not apparent. In the late 1940s, a small group of physicians began to recognize this problem.
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December 12, 2012 |
More than 30 incoming medical school students will get a full ride to UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine thanks to a $100-million gift from the school's benefactor. The donation by Geffen, a philanthropist and entertainment executive, will create a scholarship fund to cover the recipients' entire cost of medical school, including tuition, room and board, books and other expenses. "It is a fantastic vote of confidence for higher education," said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block.
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November 15, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Two UC campuses received important endorsements Thursday for long-stalled projects: a new medical school at Riverside and a major classroom building at Merced. The UC regents included a proposed $15 million to help run the medical school and $45 million for the Merced building in their 2013-14 budget request to the governor and Legislature. The regents said they were more optimistic than in the past about their chances since state tax revenues are improving. Meanwhile, about 60 student protesters - demanding that any new UC revenue be used to freeze tuition or roll it back - blocked an intersection for several hours near the UC San Francisco facility where the regents were meeting.
October 16, 2012 |
I happen to like "Emily Owens, M.D.," the CW's new medical comedy, which is also its new medical drama. It is smartly written and well played and stars Mamie Gummer, who has been sneaking up on television via "John Adams," the short-lived "Off the Map" and a delightful recurring role on "The Good Wife. " But I can see that this series, which premieres Tuesday, is also going to be very much a matter of taste. If I call it a cross between "New Girl" and "Grey's Anatomy," an incomplete but not inaccurate comparison, well, I can already hear some doors slam shut.
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October 3, 2012 |
A national accrediting agency has approved UC Riverside's long-embattled plan to open a full medical school and to start enrolling future doctors next summer, officials announced Tuesday. It would be the sixth medical school in the University of California system and the first to open since the late 1960s. Last year, the same panel rejected the proposal because it looked too risky after the state refused to fund the school. But UC Riverside officials have since secured enough other public and private financing for a program that they say will help ease a doctor shortage in the Inland Empire and improve public healthcare there.
September 16, 2012
Re "Prosecutions worry doctors," Sept. 12 In my opinion, any physician who does an adequate history and physical examination and uses his education and training from medical school, an internship and his residency will properly be able to prescribe pain medication to control a patient's pain and not cause addiction. These responsible physicians have nothing to fear from the justice system. V.J. Carollo, MD Upland ALSO:
September 8, 2012 |
A Kentucky doctor accused of shooting and killing one person and seriously injured another during a homeowners association meeting in Louisville pleaded not guilty Saturday. Mahmoud Hindi awalked into the meeting at a local church late Thursday and stayed for a short while before he pulled out a gun and began shooting, police said. Hindi tried to leave but was stopped by two people in the room, Louisville Metro Police Lt. Barry Wilkerson said at a news conference Friday, which was posted online by the Courier-Journal.
August 29, 2012
Re "Image gap," Aug. 26 It is all well and good that Mitt Romney has a generous side and wrote a $250,000 check to pay off a home loan or pay medical school tuition for a deserving student. However, what about the more than 46 million Americans living in poverty who will never have the opportunity to meet him and benefit from his largesse? That's why we need a government safety net that aids as many people as possible. We cannot depend on the arbitrary charity of only certain individuals.
August 8, 2012 |
LONDON -- Marlen Esparza couldn't stop sobbing. And Claressa Shields wanted to weep. There may be no crying in baseball but there were plenty of boxers shedding tears at the ExCeL Centre in London's Docklands after the women's Olympic semifinals Wednesday. Esparza showed emotion after she lost and had to settle for a bronze medal - the first medal won by the U.S. in women's boxing - and Shields because victory means she will fight again for the gold Thursday. "I'm still kind of shocked," said Shields, a high school junior from Flint, Mich., who wasn't old enough to compete in Olympic boxing until her 17th birthday in March.
July 22, 2012
Re "A fashion don't," Opinion, July 19 Given the prominent display of the Ralph Lauren "polo" logo on the jackets to be worn by the U.S. athletes at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Games, it is the company that should be paying the U.S. Olympic Committee for the worldwide advertising from which it will benefit. Given the prices charged by the company for the different garments, the members of the U.S. Olympic committee are poor negotiators. Charles Vorsanger Pasadena ALSO: Letters: McCain speaks up for America Letters: GOP tolerant of gays?