Douglasville police released information regarding a serious car accident that happened over the weekend. According to police, the accident happened near the Fairburn Road exit after 10 p.m.  An SUV carrying six people flipped several times at an exit ramp off I-20. The SUV was carrying a family from Atlanta, who... 
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Muskegon County’s alternative court for veterans would initially focus on high-risk and high-need veterans By Chris Berry A Muskegon County alternative court for combat veterans of high-risk and great-need could be the first court of its kind in Michigan to be certified by the U.S. Department of Justice. A presentation... 
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The Common Core State Standards Initiative represents an effort led by states to establish a clear set of standards for math and language arts education from kindergarten through the 12th grade. The standards are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter college or the workforce.... 
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Co-housing is a growing trend among Baby Boomers, as the aging demographic works to delay the need to move into a nursing home. There are as many as 78 million people between the ages of 49 and 67 in the U.S., and few of them report that they plan to end up in a nursing home unless it becomes unavoidable. While... 
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Elder abuse can take many forms, including physical, emotional and financial, and it has a variety of different causes. One often-overlooked cause of physical elder abuse is stress experienced by caregivers. Research has found a correlation between caregiver stress and elder abuse. For instance, caregivers who experience... 
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E-prescribing is Coming, Ready or Not: E-prescribing is actually on its way in and is currently being used in the health care system by doctors on a tri… http://p.ost.im/dtcD5R  Read More →
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The use of the antidepressant Effexor by pregnant women has been linked to birth injuries. Effexor, introduced in 1993, was the first serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressant, as distinguished from the more common selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The FDA approved the drug for... 
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The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida, claiming its policies and practices leave many parents with no practical choice but to house their disabled children in nursing homes. The civil rights division of the DOJ accused Florida officials of violating the Americans with Disabilities... 
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A federal judge in West Virginia recently opined on the Texas Supreme Court case Coastal Oil & Gas v. Garza Energy Trust, saying that it allowed oil and gas drillers to “steal” from small landowners. In the 2008 Garza case, the Texas Supreme Court overturned a verdict awarding millions of dollars to Hidalgo... 
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If you are currently on a Medicare plan and are relocating to a new state, be sure to check your Medicare plan to ensure it will stay in effect. Your policy may not be valid when you relocate, depending on whether you have Medicare Advantage or Original Medicare. Individuals with Original Medicare should expect to... 
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