| Mar 4, 2010
Nursing home food sounds like something bland, maybe even pureed, so Grandma can dig in without dentures.But apparently things have changed. We have entered the era of nursing home cuisine.That's according to Genesis HealthCare, an East Coast nursing home...
| Mar 23, 2011
Here's Bob Swank's Episode 3 recap of American's Next Great Restaurant. Now we're all caught up.Johnny Carson golfswing! Last week grilled cheese operation Meltworks was the crowd favorite and has immunity. “I can make a 100,000 wraps Fran”...
| May 2, 2012
When Matt Recchi turned 34 on March 15, his family sang "Happy Birthday" to him in his Los Angeles rehab center room. "He smiled," said Tina Recchi, his mother. Matt, the son of late Sun Sentinel columnist Ray Recchi, sustained......
| Nov 3, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Emily had a habit of always taking her favorite purse along with her, when it was time for her late afternoon shower. Taking her purse along made the task of showering a lot easier for Emily and her caregivers.
When 6 p.m. rolled around, and as the...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 7:22 PM
After reading the allegations last month about problems with care at a national nursing home chain, I decided it was time to check how the nursing homes in the Lehigh Valley have been performing.
I looked at every state Department of Health inspection...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: We have a friend who's started smoking cigarettes, and quite heavily. She claims to love animals. I wonder how second-hand smoke affects pets. I think I know the answer, but my friend needs a blast of reality from a professional like you. -- D.G.,...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Merrill Lynch made business page headlines this year by appointing Baltimore County native Cynthia Hutchins to the newly created post of director of financial gerontology.
Ms. Hutchins is charged with teaching the company's nearly 14,000 financial...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Back in the 1930s, it was believed that sunshine along with the sea air and soothing waves of Long Island Sound could cure children with bone and glandular tuberculosis. So the state built the Seaside Sanatorium on Magonk Point in Waterford overlooking...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:49 PM
Seventeen years ago, Oregon became the first of five states to offer what became known as death with dignity. Now a renewed effort is underway to add California to the list.
Past attempts have failed here, but Compassion & Choices, the nonprofit...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 4:50 PM
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...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 5:12 PM
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...