Monthly Archives: August 2014

Eye and smell tests may make early detection of Alzheimer’s possible

Results of four new research trials suggest that changes to the eyes and ability to smell may be valuable in the early detection of Alzheimer’s.  Reports presented at the 2014 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen revealed that eye exams

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Varied approaches to divorce offer couples different structures and tones

Adversarial divorce is perhaps the most visible type of divorce in pop culture. With this approach, both parties hire a divorce lawyer to hash out the divorce in court. This is a lengthy process that can lead to fighting over

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Illinois sees decrease in malpractice payouts and Drunk drivers get a second chance – Podcast

Diedrich Healthcare performed an analysis of 2013 medical malpractice payments that were recorded by the National Practitioner Data Bank. The insurer found that medical malpractice payouts in Illinois decreased by $28 million from 2012 to 2013. Plus, a new bill

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Texas A&M Foreign Student Exchange Programs Enriching U.S., Other Nations

Texas is already a well-known magnet for immigrants and businesses seeking to put down roots in its relatively strong employment market and business-friendly environment. Recently, Texas A&M University has gained a reputation for extending that connection to students. Through its

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Texas Supreme Court will hear oil royalties case

The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear a long-running oil royalties dispute. The case in question concerns a landowner’s claim of fraud — and how that claim might affect the statute of limitations for bringing claims against a driller.

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Alzheimer’s Caregivers Need Care Too

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can take an immense toll on caregivers. From the emotional impact of watching a parent or spouse slowly decline as the disease takes hold, to the time commitment and financial impact of caregiving,

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Austin Bans Use of Hand-Held Cell Phones While Driving

Yesterday, the Austin City Council adopted a ban on drivers using hand held electronic devices, including cell phones.  The ban, to go into effect on January 1, 2015, doe contain exceptions for hands-free devices and for 911 or other emergency

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6 Reasons Why Couples Should Get a Prenuptial Agreement

Couples in the process of getting divorced have to deal with a multitude of issues, with financial assets being one of them. The dispute over financial assets, apart from the custody of children, is the main reason why finalizing the

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Woman Wins $2.7 Million in Medical Malpractice Suit After Missed Breast Cancer Diagnosis

In 2011, Jacqueline Ortega went to a women’s health clinic after finding a lump in her breast. She was sent for an ultrasound that revealed two abnormal lesions and a cyst. More than a year later, her surgeon discovered that the disgnosed

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Camp Huntington Offers Weekend Camp Program

Our guest this week, Mike Bednarz, Executive Director, Camp Huntington, joins host Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., to discuss Camp Huntington, its new weekend camp program and how the camp’s program is designed to maximize children and young adults with special

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