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Sebelius speaks frankly about women in leadership at Fielding talk

By   /  Tuesday, April 8th, 2014  /  Health Care, Top Stories, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Sebelius speaks frankly about women in leadership at Fielding talk

  [EDITOR’S NOTE: Kathleen Sebelius resigned on April 10, the New York Times and other national media outlets reported.] On a day when President Barack Obama signed an executive order mandating equal pay for women working for federal contractors, Fielding Graduate University hosted Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for a more down-to-earth discussion Read More →

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The long view: TrueVision builds on 3-D surgery breakthroughs

By   /  Friday, April 4th, 2014  /  Health Care, South Coast, Technology  /  Comments Off on The long view: TrueVision builds on 3-D surgery breakthroughs

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A prescription for team work: Conejo doctors band together against UCLA incursion

By   /  Friday, March 21st, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on A prescription for team work: Conejo doctors band together against UCLA incursion

Choice Health Associates is a loose affiliation of physicians in private practice who have teamed up to better compete with big out-of-town providers.

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Health leaders: ‘Ambitious’ Obamacare goals tough to implement

By   /  Wednesday, March 19th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Health Care, Nonprofits, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Health leaders: ‘Ambitious’ Obamacare goals tough to implement

Uncertainties shrouding Obamacare implementation are leaving many health-care providers strained, and consumers are thus far seeing few of the cost cuts promised by the overhaul. That was the theme that emerged from a March 18 forum in Santa Barbara hosted by nonprofit Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care.

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Artificial pancreas trials move forward with $2.3M grant

By   /  Friday, March 14th, 2014  /  Health Care, Nonprofits, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Artificial pancreas trials move forward with $2.3M grant

With $2.3 million in recent federal funding, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute is moving forward with clinical trials of its artificial pancreas, a device that researchers hope will substantially improve the lives of people living with Type 1 diabetes.

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Belt tightening: Amid drought, food banks face bare cupboards

By   /  Friday, March 7th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Features, Health Care, Nonprofits, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Belt tightening: Amid drought, food banks face bare cupboards

Erik Talkin, CEO of the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. Its cooler shelves are down to 75 percent of usual capacity of fresh produce as farmers donate less during the drought. (Alex Drysdale / Business Times photo)

Demand is up at the region’s food banks, and supply is down. In the for-profit world, those two factors would mean higher prices, but since food banks give away their products, their cupboards are starting to look a bit bare.

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Widow wins $4M verdict against Sierra Vista

By   /  Wednesday, March 5th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Health Care, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Widow wins $4M verdict against Sierra Vista

A San Luis Obispo jury has awarded $4 million to a woman who alleged that Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and an affiliated surgeon conspired to conceal the cause of a her husband’s death.

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