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Health

Some government websites fall short

WASHINGTON – With many seniors facing high medical bills, a congressional investigation has found that federal government websites meant to give Medicare patients basic consumer … Full story    

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Delay in care proved critical to Ebola victim

OMAHA, Neb. – A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone did not receive aggressive treatment until nearly two weeks after he first … Full story    
Published:  November 23, 2014

Some government websites fall short

WASHINGTON – With many seniors facing high medical bills, a congressional investigation has found that federal government websites meant to give Medicare patients basic consumer … Full story    
Published:  November 23, 2014

St. Joseph earns care recognition

NASHUA – St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading … Full story    
Published:  November 23, 2014

What are the five best ways to alleviate lower back pain?

According to the Global Burden of Disease and the American Academy of Pain Medicine, one half of all Americans admit to having back pain. Chronic … Full story    
Published:  November 23, 2014

St. Joseph Hospital Earns “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” Recognition from The Joint Commission for third year in a row

NASHUA – For the third year in a row, St. Joseph Hospital was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, … Full story    
Published:  November 18, 2014

Change your culture starting this Thanksgiving

If you look hard beneath all of the super-commercialized, half-off sales, behind the Black Friday-Thursday-Wednesday one-time-only discounts, and despite the historical realities of racism and … Full story    
Published:  November 16, 2014

Boy with Asperger’s finds niche in weather world

PALM HARBOR, Fla. – If there had been clouds in the sky, he would have wanted them to be cirrus clouds, because cirrus clouds look … Full story    
Published:  November 16, 2014

Conference marks anniversary of 1st tobacco warning report

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Ochsner Health System is holding a conference about tobacco to honor the 75th anniversary of its founder’s groundbreaking publication linking lung … Full story    
Published:  November 16, 2014

Brittany Maynard galvanizes right-to-die efforts

PORTLAND, Ore. – Brittany Maynard’s last days started a national conversation about whether it’s OK for a terminally ill person to end their own life. … Full story    
Published:  November 9, 2014

Judge allows fine to remain

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A federal judge on Monday said Honeywell Inc. could begin penalizing workers who refuse to take medical or biometric tests. The U.S. … Full story    
Published:  November 9, 2014

Michigan couple marry after losing a total of 380 pounds

WYANDOTTE, Mich. (AP) – A Detroit-area couple who met in a support group for weight loss surgery patients exchanged wedding vows after losing a collective … Full story    
Published:  November 9, 2014

Virginia doctor continues to make house calls

FOREST, Va. – Sara Coleman leans forward, her coffee cup now empty, and considers her answer carefully. She and her husband, Roy, haven’t been patients … Full story    
Published:  November 9, 2014

Medicare weighs end-of-life care

WASHINGTON (AP) – Medicare said Friday it will consider paying doctors to counsel patients about their options for end-of-life care, the same idea that spurred … Full story    
Published:  November 2, 2014

Don’t be guilty of PWI with your kids

Let’s make this promise to one another and our children in advance of the holidays: I will never parent while intoxicated. I will never be … Full story    
Published:  November 2, 2014