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  • L.A. County to pay $7.5 million in childbirth malpractice case

    L.A. County to pay $7.5 million in childbirth malpractice case
    Los Angeles County will pay $7.5 million to the formerly homeless mother of a child born at L.A. County-USC Medical Center who said that negligence by medical staff resulted in brain damage to her baby. The case was filed on behalf of 1½-year-old...
  • County to pay $7.5 million over baby's brain damage

    County to pay $7.5 million over baby's brain damage
    Los Angeles County will pay $7.5 million to the formerly homeless mother of a child born at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center who said that negligence by medical staff resulted in brain damage to her baby. The case was filed on behalf of 1-year-...
  • Retirement: Make long-term care coverage more affordable

    Until recently, people bought long-term-care policies to cover 100 percent of the cost of care. But rates for new policies have shot up and it has become a lot more difficult to qualify for coverage if you have health issues. Fortunately, insurers are...
  • Juanita S. Robinson, nurse

    Juanita S. Robinson, nurse
    Juanita S. Robinson, a retired registered nurse who enjoyed traveling, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 76. Juanita Saxton was born and raised in Norfolk, Va., where she graduated in 1955 from Booker T....
  • Man beaten in December succumbs to injuries

    Man beaten in December succumbs to injuries
    For the past 10 months, Steven Wayne Pearson survived, his movements limited to squeezing a hand or blinking his eyes while bone-deep bedsores prompted his family to repeatedly move him from nursing home to hospital. The suffering ended Friday when...
  • Long-term care insurance: Your questions answered

    A column two months ago about long-term care insurance drew many questions from interested readers. I called up Jesse Slome, the executive director of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, to get expert answers for some of them. One...
  • Chart: Medicare plans

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Company and Plan Name || 2014 Monthly Premium (medical and drugs) || Doctor, hospital co-payments || Your prescription drug co-payments ($0 to $2,850 of total drug costs) * || Your prescription drug co-payments ($2,850 to $6,455...
  • Silver Tsunami: Connecticut's Getting Older Fast

    What demographers call the "silver tsunami" began in 2011, when 10,000 members a day of the huge baby boom generation began to retire. That will continue until 2030, and will shape our state, since nearly one-third of Connecticut's population is made up...
  • Video/Q&A: 'Machete Kills' director Robert Rodriguez and co-star Alexa Vega

    Video/Q&A: 'Machete Kills' director Robert Rodriguez and co-star Alexa Vega
    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...
  • MPTF pacts with UCLA to run six health centers

    The UCLA Health System has agreed with the Motion Picture and Television Fund to run MPTF's six outpatient health centers under the UCLA umbrella, starting next spring. This two organizations are already working together on the geriatric psychiatry...
  • Problems at state disabilities agency cost taxpayers millions

    Problems at state disabilities agency cost taxpayers millions
    Widespread problems at the state's Developmental Disabilities Administration cost taxpayers millions of dollars over the past two years, an audit released Friday said. The agency failed to collect $5.5 million in federal funds because it did not file the...