| Jan 3, 2014
| 4:56 PM
WASHINGTON — Obama administration lawyers strongly urged Justice Sonia Sotomayor and her fellow Supreme Court members to drop an appeal from the Little Sisters of the Poor and other Catholic groups who object to the so-called contraceptive mandate...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: My grandmother is in a nursing home, and every time we visit her she begs us to come more often. I know she's probably lonely, but she lives two hours away and it's just not possible for us to get down there very much. What else can we do for her? --...
| Jan 5, 2014
In the past few months, Germain Roignant has come to think of life as a Chinese soup.
"Sweet and sour," he said Friday, sitting in La Creperie, the newly resurrected Chicago restaurant he closed last August.
It was almost lunchtime. The little front...
| Jan 6, 2014
Brain death needs a new name, some doctors and bioethicists say. Perhaps it should be called "death via cessation of brain function." Then, perhaps, the public might better understand that it's not just a serious coma or a severe brain injury or a...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:18 PM
An unqualified executive at an Owings Mills medical firm allegedly reviewed X-rays and other tests, potentially endangering patients, according to court documents filed by federal authorities.
The allegations were laid out in the documents by the FBI,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:00 AM
Margaret Pearson doesn't ask the Almighty why violence stole two of her children.
"I never ask God that," she said. "Never."
She relied on her faith to endure the murder of her daughter, who was strangled in a hospital room in 1982 while she was being...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 4:24 PM
SIMSBURY — When an elderly woman showed up at a small law firm several years ago and asked for help managing her estate, an attorney asked her what she thought it was worth.
Kathleen Magowan said she didn't really know. She thought maybe about...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:30 AM
File "Getting On" among unnecessary format deals, as well as among HBO's recent string of comedies with a too-narrow pitch. Adapted from a U.K. series, the laffer takes a look at a poorly run nursing home, as if the U.S. has no shortage of embarrassing...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Sometimes miracles do happen, and they couldn't happen at a better time than Christmas.
About 37,000 people nationwide who were ripped off by scam artists or were left hanging by a defunct car warranty sales company recently were sent a total of $55...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 8:13 PM
Alice E. Krupsaw, a retired federal worker who found joy in creative and artistic endeavors, died Dec. 16 of undetermined causes at the Milford Manor Nursing Home in Pikesville. She was 106.
Alice Ettlin was born in Washington, the oldest of three...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
A long-term-care insurance policy can help cover the costs of care in a nursing home, an assisted-living facility or at home. Follow these steps, and you're more likely to get through the claims process smoothly.
1. Find out...