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New law requires doctors to tell patients when put on probation

New law requires doctors to tell patients when put on probation

Medicare’s proposed changes to doctor’s compensation will reduce paperwork, physicians agree. But at what cost to their income?; Credit: andresr/Getty Images AirTalk® California doctors will have to tell patients if they are on probation for sexual misconduct or other wrongdoing under a new law. Gov. Jerry Brown announced he signed the first-in-the-nation legislation Wednesday. Patients […]

What an FBI probe into sexual assault allegations against Judge Kavanaugh would look like and the political implications it could create

What an FBI probe into sexual assault allegations against Judge Kavanaugh would look like and the political implications it could create

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh leaves his home September 19, 2018 in Chevy Chase, Maryland. ; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk® The ball is now in Senate Republicans’ court. How will they proceed with the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh? The Palo Alto college professor accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault says […]

Kavanaugh hearing likely set for Monday. We dive into protocols and the reverberations of Anita Hill

Kavanaugh hearing likely set for Monday. We dive into protocols and the reverberations of Anita Hill

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh leaves his home September 18, 2018 in Chevy Chase, Maryland.; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk® The Senate Judiciary Committee has announced a Monday hearing featuring Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford. However, committee Democrats are against the move. They […]

Week in politics: Will allegation of sexual misconduct derail Kavanaugh confirmation?

Week in politics: Will allegation of sexual misconduct derail Kavanaugh confirmation?

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 6, 2018.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® Thursday’s scheduled vote on judge Brett Kavanaugh’s supreme court nomination is up in the air. The Bay-area professor accusing the judge of sexually assaulting her says she’s willing to testify about the alleged incident […]

New census data: Asians lead rise of foreign-born immigrants

New census data: Asians lead rise of foreign-born immigrants

A new U.S. citizen holds a flag to his chest during the Pledge of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at the New York Public Library, July 3, 2018 in New York City. ; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images AirTalk® Yesterday, the Census Bureau released new data showing that the percentage of foreign-born residents is the highest […]

After ‘Hollywood Ghost Ship,’ we look at challenges of maintaining abandoned buildings

After ‘Hollywood Ghost Ship,’ we look at challenges of maintaining abandoned buildings

An old burger stand along the Hollywood Walk of Fame is vacant and decaying on Vine Street near the Hollywood landmark intersection of Hollywood and Vine on October 27, 2008 in Hollywood, California. ; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® More than 60 people were detained at Hollywood’s iO West comedy theater during a raid Wednesday […]

FDA considers ban on all flavored e-cigarettes over teen use – a move that could wipe out the entire industry

FDA considers ban on all flavored e-cigarettes over teen use – a move that could wipe out the entire industry

Teens’ use of vape devices is increasing, and they’re not always aware if nicotine is in the mix.; Credit: Jane Khomi/Getty Images AirTalk® The Food and Drug Administration has stepped into the flavored e-cigarette debate, saying that teenagers’ use of the products has reached epidemic proportions. Today, the FDA sent letters to five e-cigarette manufacturers, […]

As employees increasingly use personal devices for work, what can bosses legally access on your computer?

As employees increasingly use personal devices for work, what can bosses legally access on your computer?

A picture taken on October 17, 2016 shows an employee typing on a computer keyboard at the headquarters of Internet security giant Kaspersky in Moscow.; Credit: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® An ex-managing director is accusing his former investment firm, Brevet Capital Management LLC, of hacking into his home computer to read his personal emails and […]

High school football game in OC ends in accusations of racism

High school football game in OC ends in accusations of racism

Football field; Credit: Jack/flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® The players at Friday night’s football game between Santa Ana and Aliso Niguel weren’t the only ones butting heads – accusations of racist signage among the crowd sparked conflict off the field and into the weekend. Santa Ana high’s principal, Jeff Bishop was made aware of alleged signs […]

Leading hospital groups launching generic drug company to combat shortages – what will this mean for patients?

Leading hospital groups launching generic drug company to combat shortages – what will this mean for patients?

Healthcare illustrations ; Credit: Stuart Kinlough/Ikon Images/Getty Images AirTalk® Hospitals have long had to contend with drug shortages and rising prices, and now several hospital systems are trying to take on these issues themselves by launching a nonprofit, generic drug company. Yesterday, Intermountain, the Mayo Clinic and other hospital systems and philanthropies including Providence St. […]