Tag: Doctor

Lawyer Speaks On Behalf of Embattled Mission Doctor

Mission (KFXV) — A doctor is on the hot seat accused of sexual misconduct. Two of his patients have come forward to tell their story – while the doctor’s attorney says this all comes down to money. Two women are accusing the Mission doctor, one of Sexual Assault and the other for indecent exposure – during a medical checkup. Defense Attorney, for Humberto Rafael Bruschetta is talking about the two charges against his client — and the $260,000 dollar bond– brought against him on Tuesday. The criminal complaint points out the first incident on February 15th, where a woman...

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Mission Doctor Accused of Exposing Himself to Patients

Mission (KFXV) — A Mission doctor is behind bars tonight accused of Sexual Assault and exposing himself to two separate patients. According to a criminal complaint filed with mission police – in February, a patient who had an appointment with Dr. Humberto Rafael Bruschetta, became “embarrassed and alarmed” after the doctor locked the door and asked her to measure him, dropping his pants, and exposing himself. A second victim came forward in march claiming Sexual Assault. Police ask anyone else who may be a victim to come forward and report it. We have made contact with the doctor’s lawyer...

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New Blood Test Offers Hope for Better Lung Cancer Treatment

BY MARILYNN MARCHIONE BOSTON (AP) — Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages. With experimental tests that detect bits of DNA that tumors shed into the blood, they were able to detect some recurrences of cancer up to a year before imaging scans could, giving a chance to try new therapy sooner. It’s the latest development for tests called liquid biopsies, which analyze cancer using blood rather than tissue samples. Some doctors use these tests now to...

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Overcoming Opioids: The quest for less addictive drugs

BY MARILYNN MARCHIONE Tummy tucks really hurt. Doctors carve from hip to hip, slicing off skin, tightening muscles, tugging at innards. Patients often need strong painkillers for days or even weeks, but Mary Hernandez went home on just over-the-counter ibuprofen. The reason may be the yellowish goo smeared on her 18-inch wound as she lay on the operating table. The Houston woman was helping test a novel medicine aimed at avoiding opioids, potent pain relievers fueling an epidemic of overuse and addiction. Vicodin, OxyContin and similar drugs are widely used for bad backs, severe arthritis, damaged nerves and other...

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New prescription: Doctor offices that look like Apple stores

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health-care system that he diagnosed as an inefficient and outdated mess. Now he believes he has a remedy. It’s called Forward, a health-management service that charges a $149 per month – roughly $1,800 a year – to tend to all of its patients’ primary-care needs. And not just with attentive doctoring, either; Forward plans to deploy body scanners, sensors, giant touch-screen monitors, infrared devices and other high-tech gizmos that could make a doctor’s...

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