Monthly Archives: February 2012

Local Doctor and Others Are Accused of $375 Million in Fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid Bills

Medicare and Medicaid have huge budget problems all around the country. In Texas especially, the Legislature is finding more and more ways to cut benefits to seniors and the poor in order to save money. That’s why a story such … Continue reading

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The Importance of Planning Early

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” Alan Lakein, American author and Time Management Expert. We plan to go on vacation. We plan to have dinner with friends. But when … Continue reading

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Safety Tips As You Leave Your Home

As we age, all of us suffer some degree of memory loss. This does not mean we have dementia any more than the fact that we can’t run as fast as we could when we were young means that we … Continue reading

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Featured Link – Help For Depression

Unfortunately, many seniors suffer from various degrees of depression. There are many causes for depression, such as the loss of a spouse or failing physical or mental health. One site with information and helpful advice about depression is Help for … Continue reading

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Doctors Say Defective Heart Device Exposes Failure of Safety Monitoring

Bloomberg News reports, “St. Jude Medical Inc. (STJ)’s Riata, a cable used in heart defibrillators, is the latest example of a defective medical device that wasn’t spotted quickly enough because US surveillance systems are lacking,” according to an article published … Continue reading

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Drug Costs Will Drop Dramatically As Many Brand-Name Prescriptions Go Generic

Ready to save money on your medications? I sure am. Here’s a summary of an article from Insurance Quotes: Millions of Americans are in the process of getting a big price break on prescription drugs. From October 2011 through December … Continue reading

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U.S. Government Recovered $4.1 Billion In Healthcare Fraud Judgments Last Year

In a story carried by more than 170 news sources, the AP reports, that the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services “say they recovered $4.1 billion in health care fraud judgments last year, a record high … Continue reading

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Are You Listening?

Remember when your parents were lecturing you on the rules for taking the car for a spin? Dad would put his face in front of yours and say, “Are you listening?” Of course you would say “sure” even though your … Continue reading

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Featured Link — VA on Facebook

Do you use Facebook to keep up with your friends, and to get news and information? Then you might want to check the Facebook page of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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BrightStar of Irving Homecare and Healthcare Staffing Services

There are dozens of home-health care companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Most offer similar services, and choosing one to use for a loved one can be difficult. This decision is very important, because you are going to be allowing … Continue reading

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