Monthly Archives: July 2013

Prepare as Soon as Possible After Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Though the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be a distressing time for the patient and his or her loved ones, elder care advocates say that it is critical they begin advance planning for financial arrangements and health care as soon

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Making the Right Financial Decisions to Prepare for Retirement

Getting ready for retirement involves careful preparation, including a proper estate plan, but much of your financial security depends on making the right decisions at crucial points. One of the most important decisions is made long before retirement: the decision

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Drunk Driving Kills Five People, Injures Two Others

An 18-year-old who was allegedly drunk driving after escaping a juvenile detention center escapee is accused of killing family members and injuring two others in an auto accident. His blood alcohol content was reported to be 0.12 percent, well above

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Hospitals Not Required to Carry Malpractice Insurance and Speeders in Illinois Face Harsher Penalties – Podcast

This month’s Chicago Injury Alert looks at malpractice insurance requirements for doctors and hospitals and new penalties for extreme speeders in Illinois.

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Seniors Are Prescribed High-Risk Medications At A High Rate

The Journal of General Internal Medicine just published a study overseen by Brown researchers which found that more than 20 percent of U.S. seniors receiving medical care are prescribed high-risk medications. The study looked at more than 6 million Medicare

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Seniors Are Prescribed High-Risk Medications At A High Rate

The Journal of General Internal Medicine just published a study overseen by Brown researchers which found that more than 20 percent of U.S. seniors receiving medical care are prescribed high-risk medications. The study looked at more than 6 million Medicare

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Who will be able to access public health care in the future?

Who will be able to access public health care in the future?: This is a good question, as the government has not really made it clear – yet – who will and who will not have ac… http://p.ost.im/dsgK3J

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Who will be able to access public health care in the future?

This is a good question, as the government has not really made it clear —- yet —- who will and who will not have access to the health insurance exchanges being built across the nation. Everyone? Particular groups? Will anyone

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The Senate Judiciary Committee Agrees On H-1B Changes

The Senate Judiciary Committee has agreed on a new deal for high-skilled workers in need of a visa. The H-1B visa has been at the center of a long-running debate between U.S. employers and unions. There are 65,000 H-1B visas,

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Native American Veterans to Obtain Help

Brig. Gen. Carol Ann Fausone  (ret.) As I have traveled the country helping veterans, one group that is underserved are Native Americans.  My friends in western State Veterans Affairs departments have told me of the issues these Native American veterans

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