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  • Two Valley nursing homes part of $38 million fraud settlement

    Two Valley nursing homes part of $38 million fraud settlement
    Two local nursing homes are accused of subjecting patients to "medically unnecessary" and unreasonable rehabilitation services in order to boost Medicare reimbursements as part of a $38 million False Claims Act settlement announced Friday by the U.S....
  • Pharm tech: Math skills, good memory and a knack for multi-tasking are key

    By Erinn Hutkin For 25 years, pharmacy technician John Gargas has worked as a purchasing officer for the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital and Health Sciences System. Gargas' job requires him to order drugs, vaccines, chemicals and...
  • Nursing home chain to pay $38 million over claims of deficient care

    (Reuters) - Extendicare Health Services Inc has agreed to pay $38 million to the U.S. government and eight states to settle allegations that it billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard nursing care and unnecessary rehabilitation therapy. The...
  • Review: 'Being Mortal' by Atul Gawande

    Review: 'Being Mortal' by Atul Gawande
    Three-quarters of the way through "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End," Atul Gawande pulls back his carefully stitched curtain of reporting and research to relate the story of his father's decline and eventual death. Atmaram Gawande was in...
  • Financial gerontology: a tonic for retirees

    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...
  • Can brain surgery be taught in an 80-hour workweek

    MINNEAPOLIS Dr. Dino Terzic got lucky the other day. In his seventh and final year as a neurosurgery resident at the University of Minnesota, the 32-year-old Bosnian got to operate on a rare type of brain aneurysm that required a special approach...
  • Michelle Obama back home to raise money, rally troops for Quinn

    Michelle Obama back home to raise money, rally troops for Quinn
    The battle for women voters in the Illinois governor race reached a new level Tuesday, as First Lady Michelle Obama led a Democratic rally for Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner blamed the governor for the deaths of child-abuse...
  • Rauner blames Quinn for DCFS child deaths

    Rauner blames Quinn for DCFS child deaths
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner today said he blames Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn for the deaths of child-abuse victims whose families previously had contact with the state’s child-welfare agency. “Yes,” Rauner said when asked...
  • Six Nursing Homes Fined Following Verbal Abuse, Lapses In Care

    Six nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health in connection with cases of verbal abuse, a resident who was given morphine by mistake and a resident who broke a bone after jumping out of a window. On Aug. 12, Abbott Terrace...
  • Republicans take aim at Lehigh County budget, let amendments fly

    Republicans take aim at Lehigh County budget, let amendments fly
    Lehigh County commissioners have put forward more than two dozen amendments aimed at reducing or eliminating the county deficit in the 2015 proposed budget and preserving the funds they have used to balance budgets. All 27 amendments are backed by...
  • 'Gen Silent,' documentary on aging gay couples, will play in Norfolk

    'Gen Silent,' documentary on aging gay couples, will play in Norfolk
    "Gen Silent," a documentary examining issues that affect gay and lesbian couples as they age and enter nursing homes, will be shown in a special screening in Norfolk on Wednesday night.  The film will be screened at the headquarters of WHRO, at 5200...