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President Trump signed these Medicare changes into law. Here’s what to watch for – Via PBS.org

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In his PBS.org "Making Sense" column, author, @PhilMoeller, announced, "big changes to Medicare," just signed by President Donald Trump, which, the article continued, "morphed from being an item on various congressional wish lists into reality as part of last week’s budget deal, diverting me on my way to this week’s reader questions." Changes to Medicare According to Moeller, "The Congressional Read More >>

Loophole Silences Victims of Workplace Harassment

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Thousands of employers across the nation are sneaking a loophole into employment contracts called “forced,” “binding” or “mandatory arbitration.” Harassment Widespread, Retaliation Feared This fine print prevents employees from suing companies in court for discrimination, sexual harassment and even assault, then prohibits victims from speaking publicly about their ordeals. Meanwhile, the federal Read More >>

Who’s at Fault When Robot Cars Crash and Injure People?

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While your next new car might not fold up into a briefcase à la George Jetson, self-driving cars are no longer a cartoon dream of the far-off future. Manufacturers like Audi, Volvo, Ford and BMW promise a fully autonomous vehicle by 2020. If driverless cars really are just around the bend, what will it mean for you, your commute and your safety while on the road? Click here to read the Read More >>

2017 Year of Big Reversals in Fight for Civil Justice

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Normally at this time we highlight the year’s greatest victories for civil justice. Like forcing automakers to admit that they sold vehicles with exploding airbags or faulty ignition switches. Like holding accountable those who cover up the use of cancer-causing asbestos. Like shedding light on medical devices that fail or cause debilitating side effects. Yes, those battles and many more Read More >>

Medication Errors on the Rise, but They Can Be Prevented

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Medication errors occur when a mistake is made in prescribing, dispensing or taking a drug. These errors are surprisingly common in America and are on the rise, as an estimated four out of every five adults use prescription medicines, over-the-counter drugs or dietary supplements during any given week. Medication errors can cause serious injuries and even death. And something else you should Read More >>

“Home Sweet Home” Starts With Our Fall Safety Check

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Home is where we should feel most safe and secure. Home is where we celebrate with friends and family, raise our children and grow old with those we love. “Peace – that was the other name for home,” wrote poet Kathleen Norris. But too often that peace is shattered by unintentional injuries. You should know more about these top three household dangers and how to prevent them. Click here to read Read More >>

Road Safety Tips for Teen Drivers Heading Back to School

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Labor Day weekend is over and summer is in the rearview mirror. New backpacks are crammed full of the tools of learning: laptops, books, pens, pencils, notebooks and more. But what about the tools young drivers need to stay safe on the road? These tips can help the teen drivers in your life get from home to homeroom in one piece. Click here to read the Newsletter Read More >>

Dept. Of Health & Human Services Audit Shows Nursing Home Sexual & Physical Assault Is Underreported

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More than 25% of possible physical and sexual abuse against nursing home residents apparently went unreported to police, according to a government audit that cites Medicare for failing to enforce a federal law requiring notification immediately. Click here to read the Newsday Article Read More >>

Licensed Home Health Aide Accused of Beating Elderly Veteran in Her Care

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Island Home Care Agency licensed home health aid and practical nurse Areatha L. Pickens accused of beating elderly paraplegic Theodore Darden. Click here to see the exclusive News 4 story. Read More >>

Long Island Nurse is Sentenced for Filing False Records

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Riadel Manzano, a former director of nursing at Woodmere Rehabilitation and Health Care Center  was sentenced after being convicted of a felony for filing false records. She provided a New York State Department of Health investigator with false records showing that the Woodmere nursing staff adequately monitored a resident who sustained serious injuries after falling repeatedly. Click here to Read More >>