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  • Mica praises new VA secretary touring Orlando facilities

    Mica praises new VA secretary touring Orlando facilities
    With U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald touring Orlando’s veterans clinic in Baldwin Park and medical center at Lake Nona, U.S. Rep. John Mica said he’s hearing what needs to be said. At a press briefing Thursday morning after...
  • Death-with-dignity movement springs back to life in California

    Death-with-dignity movement springs back to life in California
    Seventeen years ago, Oregon became the first of five states to offer what became known as death with dignity. Now a renewed effort is underway to add California to the list. Past attempts have failed here, but Compassion & Choices, the nonprofit...
  • Former 'Seaside' Sanatorium To Become State Park

    Former 'Seaside' Sanatorium To Become State Park
    A long debate over what the state should do with a 32-acre former tuberculosis sanatorium on the shore of Long Island Sound ended Tuesday with Gov. Dannel Malloy's announcement that the "Seaside" property will become a state park. Malloy said the...
  • Hospitals Required To Tell Patients Of Observation Care Status

    Starting Wednesday, a new state law requires Connecticut hospitals to tell all patients when they are being kept in the hospital for observation instead of being admitted and to warn them about the financial consequences. Anyone who goes to the...
  • Care technician: Close patient contact demands both skill and compassion

    By Erinn Hutkin As a patient care technician in a hospital emergency room, Tiffany Ehlers must be prepared for anything at any time. Ehlers, 39, has worked for two years at Blue Island's Metro South Medical Center, where on any given day, she assists...
  • Down syndrome and Alzheimer's: A double burden

    Down syndrome and Alzheimer's: A double burden
    Jeff Malanoski sat in front of his bowl of cereal, watching "The Price is Right" and forgetting to eat his breakfast. His sister, Marilyn Long, sat at the table next to him and repeatedly reminded him. "Why don't you eat your cereal?" she coaxed,...
  • Cameras in nursing homes would aid patient safety

    Cameras in nursing homes would aid patient safety
    People who bring elderly parents to a nursing home share the same worries: Will they thrive in that environment? Will they receive timely, compassionate care? Above all: Will they be safe? Over the past two decades, Tribune reporters have documented the...
  • Rauner avoids nursing home questions as trial starts

    Rauner avoids nursing home questions as trial starts
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Monday avoided questions about his ties to a troubled nursing home chain, while a federal trial in Florida began hearing evidence on claims that Rauner’s old private equity firm participated in a...
  • Rowland Schemes And Loses Once Again

    Rowland Schemes And Loses Once Again
    There are second acts in American lives. After disgracing himself with a conviction on corruption charges a decade ago, former Gov. John G. Rowland had a second act. He has now blown that one, as well. A jury in U.S. District Court in New Haven found...
  • Plan Early To Stay At Home

    Plan Early To Stay At Home
    Thanks to advances in medicine we're living longer, a trend that increases the likelihood that we could end up in a nursing home. For many of us, that's the last place on Earth we would want to be. Whether it's fate or providence that dictates our paths...
  • Continuing care communities pair amenities with health benefits

    Pat and Arne Cook thought they'd made their last, best move when they retired to a golf community on Skidaway Island, near Savannah, Ga., 17 years ago. The couple had lived for 25 years in Connecticut, where they raised their four children. Avid golfers,...