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  • Your new pet project: sharing your loving dog

    Your new pet project: sharing your loving dog
    Everything’s more fun with a friend, even if that buddy is a different species – your dog. With their bounding enthusiasm and agreeable nature, most canines are fitting companions to just about any outing. If yours is well trained and social,...
  • Living on the bare minimum

    Living on the bare minimum
    There's little room for surprises in James Collins' monthly scramble to manage rent, bills, debts and gas. The $250 repair bill for his fiancee's engagement ring didn't fit the budget. So he asked the jeweler if he could add the repair cost to his one-...
  • Two Valley nursing homes part of $38 million fraud settlement

    Two Valley nursing homes part of $38 million fraud settlement
    Two local nursing homes are accused of subjecting patients to "medically unnecessary" and unreasonable rehabilitation services in order to boost Medicare reimbursements as part of a $38 million False Claims Act settlement announced Friday by the U.S....
  • Pharm tech: Math skills, good memory and a knack for multi-tasking are key

    By Erinn Hutkin For 25 years, pharmacy technician John Gargas has worked as a purchasing officer for the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital and Health Sciences System. Gargas' job requires him to order drugs, vaccines, chemicals and...
  • Review: 'Being Mortal' by Atul Gawande

    Review: 'Being Mortal' by Atul Gawande
    Three-quarters of the way through "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End," Atul Gawande pulls back his carefully stitched curtain of reporting and research to relate the story of his father's decline and eventual death. Atmaram Gawande was in...
  • Republicans take aim at Lehigh County budget, let amendments fly

    Republicans take aim at Lehigh County budget, let amendments fly
    Lehigh County commissioners have put forward more than two dozen amendments aimed at reducing or eliminating the county deficit in the 2015 proposed budget and preserving the funds they have used to balance budgets. All 27 amendments are backed by...
  • Six Nursing Homes Fined Following Verbal Abuse, Lapses In Care

    Six nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health in connection with cases of verbal abuse, a resident who was given morphine by mistake and a resident who broke a bone after jumping out of a window. On Aug. 12, Abbott Terrace...
  • 'Gen Silent,' documentary on aging gay couples, will play in Norfolk

    'Gen Silent,' documentary on aging gay couples, will play in Norfolk
    "Gen Silent," a documentary examining issues that affect gay and lesbian couples as they age and enter nursing homes, will be shown in a special screening in Norfolk on Wednesday night.  The film will be screened at the headquarters of WHRO, at 5200...
  • After brush with Ebola in Dallas, family faces weeks of confinement

    After brush with Ebola in Dallas, family faces weeks of confinement
    Youngor Jallah hasn't left the cramped, two-bedroom apartment she shares with her husband and four children for the last four days — not since Jallah learned that her mother's boyfriend may have exposed her family to the deadly Ebola virus. The...
  • Hospital Patients Must Know If They're Admitted Or Not

    Hospital Patients Must Know If They're Admitted Or Not
    An important state law went into effect this week that requires Connecticut hospitals to give all patients critical information: whether they are being admitted to the hospital or being kept only for observation. This new law could save Medicare...
  • New Life As Shoreline State Park For Abandoned Seaside Sanatorium

    New Life As Shoreline State Park For Abandoned Seaside Sanatorium
    Back in the 1930s, it was believed that sunshine along with the sea air and soothing waves of Long Island Sound could cure children with bone and glandular tuberculosis. So the state built the Seaside Sanatorium on Magonk Point in Waterford overlooking...