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  • After nursing home incident, a reminder about how to check a home's history

     
    Yesterday's news about a death following an incident at a Carbon County nursing home may have you wondering about the oversight and care provided at area nursing homes. Here's how you can find out. My colleague, Manuel Gamiz Jr., reported......
  • Johnson and Johnson's business decisions impact people's health

     
    Last week, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay more than $2.2 billion in civil and criminal fines to settle charges that the pharmaceutical marketed medications for unapproved purposes and rewarded doctors who inappropiately prescribed it to patients, risking...
  • AARP likes texting ban proposal

     
    By Jennifer Curington TALLAHASSEE — AARP released a poll of 880 Florida voters ages 50 and older that showed support for banning texting while driving, providing more at-home care for the elderly and applying a sales tax to online retailers. “...
  • House raises Rick Scott, proposes bigger budget with more teacher money

     
    TALLAHASSEE — House budget-writers have responded to Gov. Rick Scott's call to prioritize education this year with a $74.4 billion spending plan that includes more money for teacher raises and universities. Both the House and Senate are releasing...
  • Tax collector is a political post we don't need

    Tax collector is a political post we don't need
    Today we're talking about political waste, arts-center plans, the wrongfully convicted and elderly Floridians who are neglected and abused. Let's start with the waste. I've argued for years that Orange County taxpayers needn't keep spending money on...
  • Florida has no choice but to cut Medicaid

    Florida has no choice but to cut Medicaid
    Republican lawmakers in Tallahassee are planning to slash Medicaid, a health-care program for low-income residents. Pay attention, because this is only the beginning. Medicare is next. Washington can no more afford Medicare, a socialized health...
  • For long-term care building residents and their families, it's often hard to know when to complain.

    Should cold coffee or unappetizing food be reported to the executive director of the building? What if call buttons go unanswered for 30 minutes by the nursing staff? Or how about situations where resident safety is truly jeopardized, say, when the...
  • May 2: Your Money Matters - Stretching Your Retirement Savings

    May 2: Your Money Matters - Stretching Your Retirement Savings
    Dean Zayed 5 DON'Ts and DOs for helping Boomers (and your) retirement savings go the distance: DON'T take your Social Security at 62. For years, individuals have been accustomed to taking Social Security benefits at the earliest age of eligibility....
  • Report: Cutting Medicaid would hurt 285,000 Va. seniors, people with disabilities

    Report: Cutting Medicaid would hurt 285,000 Va. seniors, people with disabilities
    With some policy makers looking to cut Medicaid to close budget gaps, Families USA, a nonprofit that advocates for health care consumers, came out with a report showing the impact to Virginians. Cuts would hurt 285,000 seniors and people with disabilities...
  • Finding '60s stock prices won't be an easy task

    Q: How do you find the market price (for IRS purposes) of stocks before they became worthless in the 1960s and had no transfer agent, since the companies issued their own stock? — G. H., Edgewater A: Nothing from the 1960s is really online....
  • Few seniors have long-term care insurance

    Few seniors have long-term care insurance
    People don't like to think about what will happen if they become too ill or infirm to manage on their own. Experts say that partly explains why sales of long-term-care insurance policies are so anemic; only about 10 percent of seniors have such coverage....