Is President Trump’s doctor OK?

WASHINGTON — Examining the White House physician’s briefing on President Donald Trump’s physical, I was alarmed — not about the president’s health, but the doctor’s.

Arresting kind people for feeding homeless people? Come on, El Cajon

San Diego’s reputation took a battering in late 2017 for local officials’ slow reaction to a hepatitis A outbreak, primarily among the homeless, that led to 20 deaths and nearly 600 infections in the county. City and county governments finally got their acts together, providing more bathrooms and hand-washing stations and making hepatitis A vaccinations more readily available, among other actions.

After false Hawaii missile alert, emergency warning system must be fixed

Saturday’s terrifying experience in Hawaii — in which an emergency management worker’s mistake, uncorrected for 38 minutes, led residents to get an emergency alert on their smartphones warning them to take shelter because of an inbound ballistic missile — is only the latest and most egregious example of problems with the nation’s emergency warning system.

Self-dealing by nursing home owners threatens patient care

The outsourcing of logistical support services, which became commonplace in the U.S. military in the 1990s and later was adopted by state prison systems, has now come to dominate the nursing home industry. And while nursing homes, unlike the military or prisons, are not part of federal or state governments, Medicaid pays for the care of 62 percent of all nursing home patients, amounting to $55 billion in 2015.

Raw water? That’s hard to swallow

One connoisseur described the beverage’s exquisite “vaguely mild sweetness.” He extolled its “nice smooth mouth feel, nothing that overwhelms the flavor profile.” The latest pricey pinot? A fine vintage Bordeaux? No, he was talking about “raw water” — unfiltered, untreated, unsterilized H2O fresh from somewhere other than a treatment plant.