| May 27, 2013
| 6:49 AM
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...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:57 AM
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....
| Mar 3, 2013
Paula Berardi thought she'd found a safe haven for her developmentally disabled daughter, Tracey Hilliard.
Four other group homes hadn't worked out, and Tracey, who also had medical problems, was a handful at home. The state Department of Mental...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 5:18 PM
At Baltimore County's animal shelter this week, dozens of animals were waiting for someone to adopt them. Among them were Cisco, a year-old pit bull terrier, a bulldog named Ivan and Sugar Pie, a tricolor cat.
But judging by shelter statistics,...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Karen Plaza was among 100 Rocky Hill residents, town leaders and correction officers who gathered outside the Capitol Wednesday to protest the state's plan to use a private nursing home to provide long-term care for prisoners and mental patients....
| Mar 4, 2013
At Country Meadows, birthdays are paid holidays, employees celebrate work anniversaries and everyone gets a Christmas ham. Employees are treated like family at the family-run business of caring for frail and aging adults who need nursing or personal care....
| Mar 4, 2013
How many employers would hire a high school senior to cut grass one summer, help pay for his college education and then give him the top computer job in the company three years later?
Fellowship Community did just that for 23-year-old David Sutter of...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Even as legal challenges continue to play out, a top state official confirmed Thursday that the transfer of prisoners and mental patients into the nursing home at 60 West St. is set to begin March 1.
Attorneys for the Town of Rocky Hill returned to...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 3:43 PM
It will be interesting to visit Rocky Hill in a year, to see if townspeople are still vociferously opposed to putting elderly and disabled inmates and mental patients in a skilled nursing facility off West Street.
For a couple of months, local officials...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Margaret Hawkins Abbott, a retired Johns Hopkins Medical School genetics researcher who investigated families with inherited conditions for nearly five decades, died of dementia complications Feb. 1 at Keswick Multi-Care Center. She was 89 and lived in...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed too frequently in Connecticut nursing homes to keep patients who have dementia or mental illness under control.
Lisa Chedekel of the nonprofit Connecticut Health Investigative Team has reported that some nursing...