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Goodwill: No security breach so far

Business News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:14
Goodwill Industries said it has found no evidence of a security breach after working with federal investigators for several days, following reports of potential theft of customers' credit card data.

Actor James Garner dies

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:44
James Garner, the understated, wisecracking everyman actor who enjoyed multi-generational success on both the small and big screen, has died. He was 86.
Categories: Entertainment News

Box office: 'Apes' still reigns

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:44
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" came back strong this weekend to take the No. 1 spot at the box office.
Categories: Entertainment News

Russia offers alternate MH17 takes

CNN World - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:40
In the tangled aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster, two narratives have emerged -- one that most of the world subscribes to, and another Russia and the rebels are pushing.
Categories: International News

Choosing the Right Home Health Care Agency

Features - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:31
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(NewsUSA) - When illness or injury strikes, home health care is oftentimes not only preferred, but statistically shown to rapidly improve healing and give peace of mind.

So, how do you sift through the many choices?

To begin the process, make a list of what you think your loved one will need. Next, ask for referrals from your loved one's physician or a family member or friend. If your loved one has been hospitalized, ask a social worker or nurse at the hospital. Another good place to look is the Internet.

Once you've identified the type of care needed, narrow the search to a few agencies. Here are some important questions to ask:

Services

* Service listing. Do their services cover your loved one's needs? Is someone available to provide information about services, eligibility requirements and funding sources?

* Training and supervision. What formal training programs and certifications does the agency require of its direct care providers? What level of professional supervises the care? How often and how do the supervisors oversee the caregivers on location to ensure proper care?

* Documentation and coordination. Are visits and treatments documented? Do family members have easy access? Does the agency coordinate with the physician?

Direct Care Providers

* Length of visits. How often does the care provider visit, and how long do they stay? Do they provide care on weekends and evenings? Do the visits allow time to get to know the patient?

* Rotation of care. Is care provided consistently by the same caregiver, or is it rotated among different people? If rotated, how often? Does the family receive advance notice when a change is being made?

* Accessibility. Do agency office staff and the care provider stay in regular contact? Do they keep you informed of any changes in the patient's health or plan of care?

Fees

* Funding and billing. Are services covered by Medicare or Medicaid? Do they supply written statements detailing costs? How often is the care invoiced if there is payment due?

* Special fees. Are there fees for special or extended services? Who is responsible for them? Are payment plans available for any out-of-pocket services? Is there someone at the agency who can assist in exploring all payment options?

Finally, remember that agencies that embrace current technology work efficiently and seamlessly and often provide the best patient care. Axxess, a supporter of home health care, designs and implements software technology for home health agencies so the care provider in the home can focus on the patient, not the paperwork. For more information, visit www.axxess.com.

Have a Blast With the Family This Summer, but Stay Safe

Features - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:29
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(NewsUSA) - Summertime. It's the time of year to put your feet up, relax and have a little fun. So, why not make it a little safer for the whole family?

The following tips can help keep everyone healthy and injury-free -- and, with any luck, away from the doctor's office:

* Handle vacation baggage with caution. Be careful handling your luggage. There were more than 75,500 luggage-related injuries in 2013 alone. To avoid luggage-related injury and pain, keep your body straight when lifting and carrying luggage -- do not twist. Instead, point your toes in the direction you are headed, and then turn your entire body in that direction. Also, only use luggage that is sturdy and light weight with wheels and a handle.

* Dive into summer safety. Diving and swimming is a popular summer activity for many families and their children, but it does carry some risk.

"Swimming and diving injuries are most common among children, 17 or younger," says A. Jay Khanna, MD, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) spokesperson and orthopedic surgeon. "For that reason, it's important to equip kids with the proper safety precautions at an early age."

The AAOS suggests that individuals never dive into above-ground pools or into water that isn't clear -- where sand bars or objects below the surface may not be seen. As for swimming, never swim alone, always swim in supervised areas, and avoid rip currents.

* Follow the rules of the road while biking. More than 80 million Americans enjoy cycling because it's an environmentally efficient way to get around, a great form of exercise and a fun activity for the whole family. However, according to 2013 statistics from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, bike-related injuries were the reason for more than 1.3 million visits to hospitals, emergency rooms and doctors' offices.

To avoid being a statistic, always wear a helmet and ride in the direction of traffic. Also, don't listen to music with headphones, talk on your phone, text or do anything else that would distract you while riding.

* Beware of bouncing. Jumping on a trampoline is a favorite pastime among kids because of the thrill that comes with it. Unfortunately, it also carries risks. The most common injuries are sprains and fractures that result from falls on the mat, falls on the frame or springs, collisions with another jumper and falls off the trampoline, according to the AAOS. To protect kids, trampolines should not be used for unsupervised recreational activity.

For more information and safety tips this summer, visit OrthoInfo.org.

My company's immigration nightmare stopped me from hiring 15 new workers

Business News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:26
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XL Love: How fat is affecting our love lives

Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:23
A new book, "XL Love," focuses on how obesity is "complicating" America's love life.
Categories: Health

Chiropractic Careers Are on the Rise

Features - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:22
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(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - Despite the tough economy, chiropractic employment growth is projected to rise substantially through 2020. Learn more at www.considerchiropractic.org.

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The healthiest fish to eat?

Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:13
As our oceans become more polluted, Sally Kohn sits down with Fabien Cousteau to talk about the healthiest fish to eat.
Categories: Health

47 shot, 5 dead in Chicago

CNN - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:07
After an 11-year-old girl was shot and killed by a stray bullet while sitting on a friend's bedroom floor, Chicago officials met Monday to discuss the city's recent surge in gun violence.
Categories: National News

Israeli troops face tunnel threat

CNN World - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:32
Israel is confronting a problem beyond the Hamas rockets screeching overhead -- a threat underfoot.
Categories: International News

15,000 flee after Boko Haram overtakes Nigerian town

CNN World - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:31
A days-long raid on a northeast Nigerian town by Boko Haram left dozens dead and displaced more than 15,000 residents, Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency reports.
Categories: International News

Typhoon Matmo projected to hit Taiwan

CNN World - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:31
After super Typhoon Rammasun battered parts of the Philippines and China last week, another sizable storm is approaching Taiwan.
Categories: International News

Tehran a tourism magnet?

CNN World - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:30
Iran has experienced a massive increase in tourists coming to country, a change many credit to the president Hasan Rouhani. Now the nation's capital is running out of hotel space.
Categories: International News

Would you get in water with this?

CNN World - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:29
The world's largest flying aquatic insect, with huge, nightmarish pincers, has been discovered in China's Sichuan province, experts say.
Categories: International News

Body of fugitive billionaire in Sewol ferry case found

CNN World - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:27
The Sewol ferry disaster appears to have taken another life -- this time of the man whom some blamed for the sinking.
Categories: International News

Prince George at one

CNN World - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:26
Prince George isn't your average one year old. He started walking before he was one. Oh, and, he's going to be king -- of 16 countries. I had to remind myself occasionally of that latter fact as I stood outside the hospital in London where he was born... for a week before his arrival.
Categories: International News

TV guest fights opponent on air

CNN World - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:24
TV brawler trades tables for chairs in his latest outburst. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
Categories: International News

Ukraine: How did we get there?

CNN World - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:23
A hostile takeover, now a downed plane. Jim Sciutto unpacks the events that led to the current crisis in Ukraine.
Categories: International News
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