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  • Virginia Health Services will open its first assisted living facility in Newport News

    Virginia Health Services will open its first assisted living facility in Newport News
    A new assisted living facility is taking shape on Warwick Boulevard in Newport News. By year's end, The Huntington at The Newport will complete a continuum of care offered by Virginia Health Services and its facilities in the region. VHS started with...
  • A year post-derecho, some lessons are still being put into action

    A year post-derecho, some lessons are still being put into action
    After last June's derecho — and Tropical Storms Irene and Isabel before it — Rodgers Forge resident Nancy Slaterback was fed up with power outages. "The problem's getting worse. It's not getting better," she told members of the Public Service...
  • Virginia group working on end-of-life planning for terminal patients

    Virginia group working on end-of-life planning for terminal patients
    At age 87, Stanley R. Ballou Jr. had multiple medical conditions and required nursing home care. He endured several infections and associated emergency hospitalizations. "Each time he lost a little more ground. There were more and more heroics on each...
  • For better health at lower cost, fix Maryland's Medicare waiver

    We live in a time of great change in terms of our medical care: how we access it, how it is coordinated, and who pays for it. The change we face in health care is kind of like going back to the future; like the house calls of old, more health and long-...
  • Regulators and consumer advocates focus on senior identity theft

    Regulators and consumer advocates focus on senior identity theft
    Older consumers are no more vulnerable to identity theft than others, but they do tend to be victims of the types of ID theft that are on the rise — cases involving tax returns and medical care. For that reason, the Federal Trade Commission held a...
  • Developer and philanthropist John Q. Hammons passes away at age 94

    Developer and philanthropist John Q. Hammons passes away at age 94
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — John Q. Hammons, a prominent hotel developer and southwest Missouri philanthropist who rose from a poor Depression-era childhood to build a national real estate empire, has died. He was 94. Hammons, who actively led his...
  • Adults Need Vaccinations, Too

    Adults Need Vaccinations, Too
    Many people believe vaccinations are relegated to childhood, but the viruses and bacteria that cause severe illness in youth can also infect adults. In fact, certain common infectious diseases, like chickenpox or flu, are more aggressive in adulthood....
  • Harford receives more federal funds to help its homeless population

    Harford County was recently awarded nearly $867,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care, or CoC, Program to help homeless people find shelter and other services. The funding increased about 6...
  • Senior briefs

    Support groups The Department of Aging and Disabilities has updated a booklet on community support groups. The booklet focuses on groups for caregivers, Alzheimer's disease, bereavement for adults and children, diabetes, brain injury, cancer, stroke,...
  • Rocky Hill Seeks Restraining Order Blocking State From Moving Prisoners, Mentally Ill To Nursing Home

    Attorneys for Rocky Hill on Tuesday will try to persuade a Superior Court judge to issue a temporary restraining order barring the state from moving prison inmates and mental patients into a private nursing home at 60 West St. The order is opposed by...
  • Judge Hears Arguments In Rocky Hill Nursing Home Case; Delays Decision

    A Superior Court judge listened to competing arguments for one hour Tuesday, then delayed action on the Town of Rocky Hill's request for a restraining order to prevent the transfer of state prison inmates and mental patients into a private nursing home at...