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Brain surgeon faces medical malpractice lawsuits for spinal operations

Three women have sued a Long Island neurosurgeon for botching their surgeries and performing unnecessary procedures, alleging their conditions worsened after they received treatment from him. The women filed separate medical malpractice lawsuits against Dr. Paolo Bolognese in Queens County

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Ex-Bronx teacher faces up to 20 years in prison for child pornography

A former high school teacher at the Bronx High School of Science pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography in Manhattan federal court on September 23. The charge carries a mandatory five-year prison sentence with a maximum of 20 years. Jon

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Determining the Appropriate Level of Care

Nearly all clients want to remain in their home for as long as possible. Determining when additional levels of care are necessary and when it is not safe for an individual to remain at home often requires the intervention of

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In 2015, More States Allow Driver’s Licenses for Unregistered Immigrants

Even without a clear resolution to federal immigration reform issues, many states are offering undocumented immigrants more rights and more paperwork. For illegal immigrants, driver’s licenses matter more than most paperwork for everyday living. More and more immigrants are receiving

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Texas Named Among the 10 Most Dangerous States for Pedestrians

A new report on fatalities from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that Texas is one of the most dangerous states for pedestrians.   In 2012, the rate of pedestrian fatalities in Texas was 1.83 per 100,000 population

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Families Turn to Hidden Cameras to Uncover Nursing Home Abuse

A recent article in the New York Times covers the growing use of some high technology in curtailing nursing home abuse: hidden cameras. Reporter Jan Hoffman tells the story of 96-year-old Eryetha Mayberry, an Oklahoma City nursing home resident with

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Texas Gas Pipeline Explodes, Town Evacuated

Officials evacuated an entire small town in Texas after a nearby pipeline exploded. A 10-inch liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) pipeline in Milford, Texas ruptured on Thursday, November 14, 2013 when a construction crew accidentally drilled into it. Flames and smoke

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Texas Scores Poorly in Nursing Home Care

Families for Better Care, a nonprofit group that advocates for better nursing home care, has released its first state-by-state nursing home report card, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia according to quality of care. Unfortunately for

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Murder or Wrongful Death – An Attorney’s Unexplained Demise Raises Questions

No one could explain the death of a New Mexico attorney, found in her garage. Officials, at first, deemed it a suicide. Two years ago, a New Mexico civil rights lawyer was found dead in her garage. At the time,

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