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‘Cancer factory’ poisoning communities in Suburban Chicago, and nothing is being done to stop them

WILLOWBROOK, Ill. – Members of communities just outside of Chicago recently learned they may have been poisoned for decades due to emissions of a known carcinogen, ethylene oxide, from a nearby medical sterilization plant. Ethylene oxide, or EtO, is an … Continue reading

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What you need to know about continuing care retirement communities

Life plan communities, often referred to as continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), are an increasingly popular choice of aging Americans. These communities offer the array of care options necessary as seniors move through the stages of aging that include independent … Continue reading

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Recent Survey Finds Economic Downturn Taking Toll On Patients And Communities

Posted by Jacqueline Colclough According to a new survey from the American Hospital Association (AHA), six out of ten hospitals in the United States are seeing a greater proportion of patients without health insurance coming through their emergency departments, while … Continue reading

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American Senior Communities Former CEO Jailed for 9.5 Years for Nursing Home Fraud

James Burkhart, the former CEO of American Senior Communities (ASC), Indiana’s largest nursing home chain, has just been sentenced to nearly 10 years in federal prison. “Obsessed with Money” From 2009 – 2015, Burkhart and several other high-ranking ASC executives … Continue reading

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State Department’s 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report Stresses Role of Local Communities in Combating Human Trafficking

Last week, the U.S. State Department released its annual Trafficking in Persons report for 2018.  This year’s report stresses the importance of understanding human trafficking from a local perspective, and outlines community-based initiatives to combat the practice. The report puts … Continue reading

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