Elderly woman saved from burning home

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Elderly woman saved from burning home.  Rescue crews helped an elderly woman make a fire escape after flames broke out at a South Florida home.  An 82-year-old woman lived alone in the home and was too weighed down by thick … Read More

Palm Beach’s only public nursing home gets makeover

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When it re-opens next month in a $25 million facility, Palm Beach County’s only public nursing home will begin a new chapter in its almost 100-year history.  The Edward J. Healey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center’s new three-story, 120-bed public nursing … Read More

Lengthy antibiotic use common in elderly

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Lengthy antibiotic use common in elderlyLengthy antibiotic use common in elderly.  Elderly nursing home residents are often prescribed courses of antibiotics that last 10 days or more, a new Canadian study shows, which may needlessly raise the risk of drug resistance and secondary infections.  Using … Read More