Archive for the ‘Health Care’ Category

Illinois Patients To Docs: 'What About Marijuana?'

Friday, July 25th, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois doctors, nursing homes, hospitals and hospice organizations are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state's new medical marijuana program.Medical professionals find themselves at the center of a quickly changing legal landscape with minimal scientific research to back the claims of those extolling marijuana's ...

10 Things Retirement Communities Won’t Tell You

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Active-adult communities, assisted-living facilities, continuing-care retirement communities " that's just the tip of the jargon iceberg for places people 55 and over might spend their golden years. And since each facility uses different terms and has different pricing structures, comparison-shopping becomes very difficult. "You can go crazy learning the terminology," ...

Job Offers And Proposals Pour In For Kerala Nurses Post Their Return From Iraq

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The Kerala nurses who returned from Iraq yesterday are making headlines in the local as well as national newspapers. Television channels, online media and social networking sites are filled with reports of the nurses who are being highlighted as war heroes returning back home.Local, national and international channels flew to ...

Home Health Care Workers Getting Pay Hikes, But Non-Union Employee Fees On Hold

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

HARTFORD - Pay increases for approximately 6,500 Connecticut home health care workers mandated under a new contract will start taking effect on Friday, but uncertainty over a recent federal court decision means union-related fees have been put on hold.SEIU 1199 New England, which negotiated the new contract with the state ...

Should You Invest In Centrica PLC?

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Most people might not know the name Centrica (LSE: CNA), but many know about British Gas . After all, they supplied everyone's gas in the country at one point, and they are still the UK's biggest gas supplier.I'm going to be upfront about this right away -- not only ...

Butler Transit Cuts Bus Service

Monday, July 21st, 2014

For the first time in its history, the Butler Transit Authority has cut service to its riders -a decision that primarily impacts commuters who use the service for work."I don’t feel good about it. In fact, I feel pretty bad about it. But it was something we had to do," ...

CNA Chief Recorded On Tape Swearing Again

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Realitatea TV released new recordings of chief of the National Audio-Visual Council (CNA) Laura Georgescu in which she is heard how she tells another person "to break their necks" and that she wants to get servers from more telecom companies. "I bring you UPC, Dolce, RCSRDS and the best experts, ...

Ballina Nursing Home Deaths: Police Allege Nurse Gave Deadly Insulin Shot To Patients

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

A nurse arrested in Victoria is accused of giving deadly shots of insulin to two elderly residents of a nursing home in Ballina, in New South Wales.Megan Haines, 46, was arrested at Seaspray, in eastern Victoria, on Monday and is being extradited to Sydney.Nursing home residents Marie Darragh, 82, and ...

Maine's Nursing Home Funding Challenges To Remain

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine officials are relieved they found a way to provide the state's nursing homes with an additional $13 million but warn that a long-term strategy must be developed to aid the facilities in the nation's oldest state.Officials hope the one-time money will stem the tide ...

LePage Announces Extra $13.1 Million For Nursing Homes ” No Legislature Required

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine " Gov. Paul LePage announced Thursday his administration will use $4.6 million in Medicaid savings to make additional payments to Maine's 106 nursing homes " and he'll do it without involving the Legislature.The extra money will draw down federal matching funds of $8.5 million. Combined with state and ...