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  • 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 abuse claims lead to $38 million settlement with feds

    WASHINGTON One of the nation's largest nursing home chains has agreed to pay $38 million to settle allegations that it improperly billed federal health programs for the poor and aging and provided unnecessary care, as well as "disturbing" substandard...
  • Nursing chain to pay $38 million over alleged fraud and poor care

    PHILADELPHIA A national nursing home chain has agreed to pay the federal government $38 million for alleged Medicare fraud, including $10 million for overbilling and $28 million for providing poor patient care. Extendicare Health Services Inc., and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Swedish government strikes deal with Left to limit welfare profits

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's government will limit the profits of private companies providing social services, it said on Monday, after striking a deal with a left-wing party to secure support for its forthcoming budget. The minority centre-left...
  • '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...