Senior Issues

Drugstores Becoming Your Next Doctor’s Office

July 30, 2012
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Drugstores Becoming Your Next Doctor’s Office

In what may be a positive trend in health care, major department stores and drug chains are becoming walk-in clinics for what may be millions of patients. “Pharmacy giant CVS Caremark Corp., Target Corp. and other retailers are aiming to help alleviate the doctor shortage with hundreds of walk-in clinics run by nurses to...

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Prevent Painful Shingles With One Painless Injection

July 21, 2012
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Prevent Painful Shingles With One Painless Injection

Driving through Connecticut I see more and more signs for shingles vaccinations advertised in front of pharmacies. While my eyes see the signs, my mind sees a long needle. After two of my friends came down with shingles and told me in detail the pain they went through, the vaccination won out. As a...

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CT Golden Years: Help is Available in Connecticut for Elder Issues But You Have to Look Hard

July 4, 2012
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CT Golden Years: Help is Available in Connecticut for Elder Issues But You Have to Look Hard

I received a message from a friend in government the other day, asking if I had information on individuals or organizations that can help people who are enmeshed in elder care issues. Sadly, I had to respond that based on my personal experience the best bet is to hire a lawyer who specializes in...

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CT Golden Years: Gov. Malloy’s Executive Orders Opponents To Have Day In Court

June 27, 2012
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CT Golden Years: Gov. Malloy’s Executive Orders Opponents To Have Day In Court

The ongoing legal battle over the state’s forced unionization of personal care attendants and daycare workers is scheduled for a hearing in Hartford Superior Court Thursday. This is the first court appearance since the complaints were filed in Waterbury Superior Court on March 23. Opponents to Malloy’s Executive Orders 9 and 10 say they...

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