| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:24 PM
These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (in August and September) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Doctors have told Harrie Schmidt he has only months, maybe a year, to live. He does not want to spend that time in a nursing home in Seattle, where he has been living, far from his family in Connecticut.
His sister, Barbara Alex of Windsor, booked a...
| Oct 17, 2013
The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-19 killed 583,135 Americans, according to public health authorities at the time.
Although we no longer suffer such a high rate of flu deaths, during a non-pandemic season, flu still kills on average thousands each year...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Forrest Bess had his first vision in 1915. He was 4 years old. He kept having them for the next 62 years, often when he closed his eyes to fall asleep at night.
In 1946, when he was 35, Bess began to transcribe his abstract visions into paint on canvas....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Fall is arriving in Florida. That means school is in session. Leaves are about to turn, and flu season is just around the corner.
Those looking to get a jump on fighting the flu may get a free flu shot at select Centra Care centers around Central...
| Oct 13, 2013
A horse the size of a German shepherd may sound like something found only in the enchanted world of "My Little Pony." But miniature horses are real — and Lunar, Mystery, Turnabout and Jenella of Mane in Heaven have some powers of their own.
| Oct 10, 2013
Alexa Vega, now 25, obviously looks much different as a scantily clad badass in “Machete Kills” than she did 13 years ago when the film’s director Robert Rodriguez first started working with her on “Spy Kids.” Yet the...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:18 PM
This is solely my personal opinion and not the opinion of the U.S. Attorney's Office or the U.S. Department of Justice. I wish I were working for you today.
Normally I am an assistant U.S. attorney in the Civil Fraud Section of the U.S. Attorney's...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:57 PM
After more than a year appealing the state's proposed revocation of its license, Ashwood Assisted Living facility in Hampton has closed its doors. On Tuesday, the premises were deserted, all residents moved out, and the doors locked.
The action came...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:03 AM
Broward Circuit Judge Susan Lebow keeps brownies and tissues in her chambers to soothe children who have had run-ins with the law, or young witnesses who have endured sexual assaults, abuse or other horrors.
And since July, she also has kept a supply of...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:02 PM
In Florida, where nearly one of every five nursing homes is on a state "watch list" for poor care, patient advocates say a federally mandated watch-dog program is crumbling — at a time when it's needed most.
"It's really a broken system," said...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 6:56 PM
During its inaugural year, a Catasauqua charter school offered TV shows, unruliness and a discipline-free environment, but little in the way of the health-care-related education it promised, former employees contend in an anonymous letter to Catasauqua...