“The doctor was suspended and removed from the patient setting,” said Keith Carlson, an outside lawyer for USC. He added that from the time the university launched the investigation in June 2016 that led to Dr. George Tyndall’s departure, he “never saw another USC student.”
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Deaths classified as cardiac arrest often aren't, UCSF study finds
The Chronicle's KIMBERLY VEKLEROV: "Many San Francisco fatalities attributed to sudden cardiac arrest were actually from other causes, according to a study that reviewed nearly every death in the city over a three-year period."
"And of those that were correctly classified, nearly half were not arrhythmic — involving an irregular heartbeat — meaning that defibrillators or CPR would not have saved the person, the study found. The research was a collaboration between UCSF and the San Francisco medical examiner’s office."
"The whole reason to do this was to understand: What are the mechanisms that cause somebody to collapse and die suddenly?” said lead researcher Dr. Zian Tseng, a UCSF cardiologist who specializes in heart arrhythmias. “The point of our paper is we can’t assume these deaths are cardiac.”
Top 10 coolest small towns in America (including one in California)
BANG's JACKIE BURRELL: "Great food, beautiful landscapes, cultural appeal and a population under 20,000? For more than a decade, the folks at BudgetTravel.com have been scouting out what they call the “coolest small towns” in America, looking for eclectic vacation destinations that balance small town charm with va-va-voom. Places you’d want to go to, if only you knew."
"The goal, Robert Firpo-Cappiello, editor in chief at Budget Travel, said is “to help you discover travel that goes beyond the obvious big cities and theme parks and discover something a little different: America’s Coolest Small Towns."
"At the top spot: The New York town of Beacon, thanks to its Hudson River Valley setting, its array of artists, artisans and chefs, and its stunning DIA: Beacon museum of contemporary art. It was actually singer and activist Pete Seeger, who helped turned this former mill town’s fortunes around, when he began grassroots lobbying in the 1960s to save the Hudson River, then a toxic brew of industrial chemicals that flowed near his log cabin. This, he told neighbors, could be a beautiful place."
911, what's your emergency? For dispatchers, it's locating callers
The Chronicle's TRISHA THADANI: "Apps such as Uber, “Pokemon Go” and Snapchat can pinpoint where users are down to the side of a block. But 911 dispatchers have to rely on distant cell towers, sometimes-faulty GPS and the caller — who is likely in distress — to figure out where calls are coming from."
"In an effort to thrust 911 call centers into the 21st century, Apple announced Monday that the next major update to iPhone software will allow users in the U.S. to automatically share location data with emergency responders. Software and a data clearinghouse built by New York startup RapidSOS will let 911 centers receive callers’ locations."
"San Francisco call centers started testing RapidSOS’ technology on Monday. If it works as promised, Teresa Burns, a 911 telecommunications manager for the city, said the technology could save dispatchers crucial moments when deploying resources to an emergency. Eighty percent of 911 calls nationwide are made on cell phones."
It was a Trump favorite. Now lawyers want the famously discreet Beverly Hills Hotel to share its secrets.
WaPo's FRANCES STEAD SELLERS: "When Donald Trump flew to Los Angeles — as he did regularly during his reality-television career — he usually bypassed two mansions he owned there to take up residence in the exclusive bungalows of the Beverly Hills Hotel."
"He ordered room service, chatted genially with the hotel staff, hosted visitors and liked to drop by with his bodyguard at the Polo Lounge, a celebrity hangout where his daughter Tiffany has been spotted since her father became president."
"His favorite temporary residence was Bungalow 22, the most prominent, according to hotel workers and visitors interviewed by The Washington Post. It was a space once favored by Frank Sinatra, now redecorated in the singer’s style, with an octagonal central ceiling and connecting quarters for staff. Trump even supervised an audition in the villa for a reality show that carried the Trump brand but lasted only a single season, according to people connected to the show."
Bob Dole's final mission
WaPo's STEVE HENDRIX: "Each Saturday, before Bob Dole sets off on his latest vocation, he has cornflakes, a little sugar on top, and a bottle of chocolate Boost."
"It takes less time to get dressed now that the 94-year-old finally allows a nurse to help him, but it remains a rough half-hour on a body racked by injury and age. The blue oxford has to be maneuvered over the dead right arm and the shoulder that was blown away on an Italian hillside. The pressed khakis over the scarred thigh. A pair of North Face running shoes, the likes of which his artillery-blasted hands have been unable to tie since 1945."
"Then comes the hard part — getting there. On this particular June Saturday, the Lincoln Town Car with the Kansas plates is unavailable, so Nathanial Lohn, the former Army medic who serves as Dole’s nurse, helps the nonagenarian into Lohn’s Honda Insight. It’s tight, but good enough for the 20-minute drive to a monument the former senator all but built himself."