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Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsNo, Canada. That is the answer Palm Beach County???s Health Care District reached after researching to see if importing Canadian pharmaceuticals would cut local drug costs. Palm Beach County commissioners in August suggested that the Health Care...
The Hartford CourantConnecticut's latest fiscal crisis roared to the forefront this week with patterns that say a lot about what we can expect to see not just this month or even in the coming year, but for the rest of Dannel P. Malloy's term as governor. The big picture...
The Hartford CourantBen Barnes, the state budget czar, brought a pile of ugly numbers to a packed room full of lawmakers Tuesday with a broad message and a statement -- "not a pledge" -- that Malloy won't seek more tax hikes. The state not only faces budget shortfalls of...
Dear Pharmacist: I heard you recommend a drug called Lactulose as a laxative, but you said it helped with brain fog too. How can it work at both ends? — J.C., Decatur, Ill. Dear J.C.: It's true. The prescription medication called Lactulose is...
To get a sense of how much Floridians pay insurance companies every year, consider this: The state's upcoming annual budget is $74.3 billion. Insurance coverage costs us more: roughly $112 billion and rising, according to state figures. That includes...
I'm standing on the top floor of a medical center that is supposed to be open. It is not. In fact, it's not even close. Five months after the promised opening of the VA Medical Center, there are unfinished concrete floors, missing ceilings and scores...
Many people in Pauline Konrath's situation live in a nursing home. At 85, she has dementia and Parkinson's disease and uses a wheelchair. But she doesn't live in a nursing home because her son, Joe, moved her in with his family. It's not an easy...
Tags: Medicaid, Social Services, Long Term Care, Nursing, Politics
Old sayings are clichés, but they're oft repeated for the simple reason that they're usually true. Snooty writers such as columnists avoid that shorthand method of communicating an idea — obviously it's beneath our keen mental capacity — but...
There is no way to gloss over this: Prolonged procrastination could have cost somebody his or her life. In just one hour at a church in South Whitehall Township, 38 people, mostly members of the Lehigh Wheelmen cycling club, learned how to keep a...
Adam Jacobs doesn't know all the details about the events that led to his mother's death Sept. 10, but he'd sure like to find out. So, shortly after Charmaine Jacobs passed away from sepsis, the younger Jacobs began searching for answers. The 63-year-...
When Lance Armstrong met last month with his own personal Javert, Travis Tygart of the anti-doping agency, he said after the frustrating meeting, "You don't hold the keys to my redemption. "Only one person holds the keys to my redemption, and that's me,...
Dear Liz: A lot of financial advice sites say you should have an emergency fund equal to three to six months of living expenses. What would be considered living expenses? Should you use three to six months of your net take-home pay or a smaller number? Is...
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