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Residents’ Rights Week

This week (October 5th-11th) is Residents Rights Week. Go to the National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Centers web site for more information. Click here to read the September newsletter from the National Long-Term Care Ombsudman Resource Center. Read More

U.S.DOT Unveils Automatic Vehicle Safety Recall Notification Service

Consumers Can Sign Up for Free Electronic Recall Alerts From NHTSA Vehicle owners across the nation can be instantly informed of a safety recall under a new automated alert system announced today by U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters. The… Read More

Federal Program Misses Problem Nursing Homes

By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON – A government program that brings extra scrutiny to poorly performing nursing homes leaves out hundreds of troubled facilities, investigators report. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services… Read More

Most Vulnerable Americans Protected by Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act

Bipartisan Bill Will Ensure Nursing Home Corporations Dont Eliminate Seniors Legal RightsWashington, DC?The most vulnerable Americans and their families will no longer be forced to give up their legal rights and sign one-sided mandatory binding arbitration… Read More

Protect The Ones You Love From Road Traffic Injuries

Tips from the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionWe all want to keep our children safe and secure and help them live to their full potential. Knowing how to prevent leading causes of child injury, like road traffic injuries, is a step toward this… Read More

Fighting ‘Tooth And Nail’: The Agreement That Kept A Company Alive And Well Part 2 Of 3

Matt Drange/The Times-Standard The following is an article written by Matt Drange as it appeared in the Contra Costa Times on December 29, 2010. Click here to read the article. Editors note: This is the second in a three-part series looking at the stories… Read More

25 Die During Snowmobile Season

Number of Deaths Just Under 10-year averageThe Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reported that 25 people died during the snowmobile season which officially closed Tuesday. According to a state administrator for the DNR, this is one fewer fatality… Read More

Common Chemical May Be Harmful

Federal Agency Says Bisphenol A May Affect DevelopmentThe National Toxicology Program said in a report Tuesday that a chemical that is found in products such as dental sealants, baby bottles, and aluminum cans is potentially dangerous to human development… Read More

New York Company Announces Meat and Poultry Recall

Possible Listeria Contamination More than 286,000 pounds of meat and poultry have been recalled by a New York food company because it might be contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. According to the USDA, the company voluntarily recalled… Read More

Ten Deadliest Drugs

A recent study ranks some well known, but deadly drugsMSNBC has published this list of the 10 deadliest drugs. Here are the results:The 10 Deadliest DrugsDrugTypeDeaths 1998-2005OxycodonePrescription Painkiller5,458FentanylPrescription Painkiller3,545ClozapineAnitpsychotic3,277MorphinePrescription… Read More

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