Monthly Archives: August 2016

Safe Driving Planner for the Elderly

The Care Giver Stress site has an excellent series of videos to help family members talks with the elderly about when it’s time to hang up the car keys for good. Take a look at the videos. Here is the … Continue reading

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Texas Nursing Homes Prescribe More Antipsychotics Than Most States

An article in the Dallas Morning News was a bit disturbing. My own guess is that nursing homes in Texas are so understaffed that the patients have to be drugged in order for the employees to manage such a large … Continue reading

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A Death After Baptism and Other Irregularities at Dallas VA Hospital

The Dallas Morning News ran a disturbing story yesterday about deaths and injuries at the localVA hospital. Here are the opening paragraphs: In one case, a patient died after being baptized in a spinal cord-injury pool. In others, a patient and employee died … Continue reading

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Parents Face Difficult Choices Due to Rising EpiPen Prices

ABC World News reported that Mylan’s decision to increase the price of the “life-saving allergy medicine EpiPen” by about 480 percent is “forcing many families to make tough choices.” Families can no longer purchase several EpiPens and store them in multiple … Continue reading

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Common Causes Of Injuries Among Seniors, And How To Avoid Them

Whether elderly individuals live alone or live in a nursing home, there is a possibility for injuries to occur. They could be caused as a result of issues in the home, such as non-slip rugs, or injuries could be a … Continue reading

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Letter Indicates Aetna Warned it Would Exit ObamaCare Exchanges if Merger Were Challenged

The Washington Post reports that Aetna recently announced it was exiting all but four Affordable Care Act exchanges, and there have been some suggestions that the insurer may be retaliating against the government because the Justice Department filed a suit to block … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know Before Hiring an Injury Attorney for Your Family

Whether you tripped over a crack in the sidewalk, slipped on a wet floor or hurt yourself in a car crash, your first move should be to get medical attention. The next move you make should be to hire a personal … Continue reading

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4 Instances Where Seniors Often Have to File a Lawsuit

Senior citizens deal with a lot of hardships in their lives, and sometimes they need litigation to balance things out. Senior citizens may need to sue for a myriad of things, but there are certain instances where the court system … Continue reading

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Know Your Rights: What To Do When You Are Literally Overworked and Underpaid

If you are labeled an employee, you are entitled to a minimum wage of $7.25. That rate may be higher depending on the state where you live. Furthermore, you are allowed overtime pay if you work more than 40 hours … Continue reading

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4 Traffic Laws Everyone Forgets About

Do you often find yourself intrigued when you see a driving student struggling down the road? Many of us wonder whether the student will make a mistake or do something strange while driving due to a lack of experience. However, … Continue reading

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