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  • LVHN to open new rehabilitation facility

    LVHN to open new rehabilitation facility
    Lehigh Valley Health Network is opening an a inpatient rehabilitation facility at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Salisbury Township. The 34-bed facility will occupy the sixth and seventh floors of the Kasych Family Pavilion's South Tower, LVHN...
  • Hospitals see results in infection-control efforts

    Hospitals see results in infection-control efforts
    Local hospitals are making strides in reducing hospital-acquired infections, new data from the hospitals show. Reducing hospital-acquired infections is complex in a place where a lot of sick people are in close quarters. It takes education; changes in...
  • Steven Brill's 'America's Bitter Pill' tackles healthcare mess

    When it comes to healthcare, the United States is a pitiable mess. As Steven Brill writes in "America's Bitter Pill," the country spent $3 trillion on it in 2014, far more than any other developed country; more, in fact, "than the next ten biggest...
  • FBI raids medical-supply company in Boca Raton

    FBI raids medical-supply company in Boca Raton
    Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation early Wednesday raided a medical-supply company in Boca Raton with ties to Daniel Porush, a man who helped inspire a character depicted in the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street." The company, Med-Care...
  • Ask Kim: when to sign up for Medicare

    I will be 65 soon. When should I sign up for Medicare? You can enroll in Medicare as early as three months before the month you turn 65 and up to three months after the month you turn 65. It's best to sign up before your 65th birthday so that you can...
  • What you'll pay in the Medicare Part D doughnut hole

    Q: I read your recent "What You'll Pay for Medicare in 2015" column, but I didn't see any mention of the doughnut hole for Medicare Part D. Isn't the gap in coverage shrinking again for 2015? A: The "doughnut hole" is the gap in the middle of Medicare...
  • Ashford's Agent for the Elderly is a volunteer on a mission

    Jean Haines does not have office hours; she is available all the time. Ashford's Municipal Agent for the Elderly has been helping local seniors for five years. She is an expert on everything critical to older residents. She can help explain the...
  • Clinic where Joan Rivers stopped breathing has Medicare coverage pulled

    Clinic where Joan Rivers stopped breathing has Medicare coverage pulled
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has terminated its Medicare agreement with Yorkville Endoscopy, a New York City clinic that came under scrutiny following Joan Rivers' death after an outpatient procedure. In a letter sent to the clinic on...
  • Managing debt wisely in your retirement years

    The holidays, the hangovers and, for many, the resolutions are over. What's left, of course, are the extra pounds and the credit card bills. Skipping a few restaurant meals this month can help with both problems, but for many retirees that isn't going...
  • 5 Questions with Rick Grindrod of National Post-Acute Healthcare

    5 Questions with Rick Grindrod of National Post-Acute Healthcare
    Reforms under the Affordable Care Act are prompting hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other providers across the country to look for ways to cut costs. Rick Grindrod figured he could help, given his experience as the former CEO of Erickson...
  • Congress authorizes $577 billion in defense spending

    Congress authorizes $577 billion in defense spending
    Congress approved an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes American training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defense spending at $577 billion, including $64 billion for wars abroad. The Senate...