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Florida Attorney General Nabs Illegal Nursing Home for Elder Neglect, Theft

January 25, 2012
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Attorney General Pam Bondi has announced that a St. Lucie County health care provider is in custody after being charged with false imprisonment, neglect of an elderly person, grand theft and operating an unlicensed assisted living facility. Rose Mary Joseph, 42, of Ft. Pierce, was arrested on a felony warrant by the Attorney General’s...

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Florida Agriculture Commissioner Announces Prescribed Fire Awareness Week

January 25, 2012
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TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam  has announced today the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Florida Forest Service will actively promote and encourage the use of prescribed fires in recognition of Prescribed Fire Awareness Week to run through Saturday. “Prescribed burning is the most effective way to minimize the risk of...

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Prostrate Medication For Slow Growth Tumors Shows Progress

January 24, 2012
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Prostrate Medication For Slow Growth Tumors Shows Progress

Possible good news for men who take the risk of active surveillance once diagnosed with slow growing prostate cancer as a new study suggests that a drug can shrink tumors. prostates. The New York Times, in a story by GINA KOLATA, focuses on dutasteride and finasteride, two similar drugs that appear to shrink prostates....

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Granny Snatching: Give Florida’s Elderly the Best of Yourself for Christmas

December 21, 2011
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Granny Snatching: Give Florida’s Elderly the Best of Yourself for Christmas

If you only look at television advertising or listen to the radio version of those same ads you’d easily conclude that all is happiness at this time of the year – even husbands doing last minute shopping are having a blast! But reality is different and the holidays, whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah...

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Granny Snatching: Florida’s Elderly Have Much for Which to Give Thanks

December 9, 2011
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Granny Snatching: Florida’s Elderly Have Much for Which to Give Thanks

I was watching the rioting in Cairo on the evening news last night and it reminded me of some information that my son passed on several months ago regarding the treatment of poor and disabled people in the United States versus elsewhere. My son is an airline pilot and occasionally flies with a co-worker...

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Florida’s Elderly Targeted by TSA

December 9, 2011
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“Three South Florida women, all elderly and with medical problems, say Transportation Security Administration officers made them take off their clothes during the screening process at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport last week,” says a report in the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel. “All three, one with a defibrillator, one with a colostomy...

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Cuba Today, Yearning for Returning

December 9, 2011
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Cuba Today, Yearning for Returning

Cuba: A Visit in Three-Parts One. Cuba today Two. A mission to help Cuban kids enjoy their baseball Three. Travel restrictions and opportunities   HAVANA — There’s a bug-in-amber quality to this strong city and proud country that would be fascinating and precious were it not for the sad truth that the people here...

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Medco Worry Free Refills Rip Off Consumers As Lipitor Goes Generic Today

November 30, 2011
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Consumers will save money MOST of the time when they order their medicine through mail from firms like Medco. However, Steve from Connecticut is one of many who got burnt from these automatic refills as Lipitor became a generic drug today and is now available for a few pennies each instead of dollars. “I...

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Granny Snatching: Finding Assisted Living Gets Easier

October 26, 2011
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Granny Snatching: Finding Assisted Living Gets Easier

The aging of the US population is forcing many Americans to make choices they may have been putting off or not even considering regarding the best form of care for themselves or their loved ones. For many families, obtaining sufficient information to make the right choices often is pretty much an individual effort, talking...

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From Now Until Dec. 7 Make Medicare Changes

October 20, 2011
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Medicare’s open enrollment season is here and Consumer Reports has a free guide to help seniors get the most out of changes to the program and new benefits available for Medicare participants. Free copies of “Medicare: 6 Things You Need to Know Now” are available for download at www.ConsumerReportsHealth.org/Medicare. The guide is also available in...

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