| Jan 21, 2013
| 4:37 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Last week, St. Louis-based Centene Corp. announced its Florida subsidiary, Sunshine State Health Plan, was one of three companies awarded lucrative contracts to take over long-term Medicaid managed care throughout the state. Florida'...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Nursing home operator Skilled Healthcare will increase staff to settle citations over poor patient care...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 8:15 PM
An elderly man was admitted to Sacred Heart Hospital on Chicago's West Side in late February, intubated and sedated for more than a week and scheduled for an emergency tracheotomy even though it was medically unnecessary, federal prosecutors allege....
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:50 PM
As the U.S. population ages, so does the need to care for the sick and disabled.
That's what the Ensign Group Inc. in Mission Viejo is banking on. The company provides skilled nursing and rehabilitative care services at 119 facilities in 11 Western...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 6:39 PM
As any dog lover knows, canines have special powers. Dogs can engage us in ways humans can't. This is especially true with seniors. There is a growing body of medical research that shows how interacting with dogs (and other pets) improve seniors'...
| Sep 19, 2012
Unemployment is still above 8 percent, job gains aren't even keeping up with population growth, the economy is barely moving forward. And yet, according to most polls, the Romney-Ryanticket is falling further and further behind. How can this be?...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 3:00 AM
By establishing a health benefit exchange and expanding Medicaid coverage, Maryland is on a path to extend access to affordable health care to hundreds of thousands of individuals, families and small businesses. For our progress to be sustainable,...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Federal officials are working to place compassion at the center of how our nation aims to treat elderly patients suffering from dementia.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that they'll coordinate an effort to dramatically...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 3:39 PM
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...
| Jun 11, 2013
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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:26 AM
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-...