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BOLD ACT closer to playing vital role in fight against Alzheimer’s

BOLD ACT closer to playing vital role in fight against Alzheimer’s

Michelle Branham is the Vice President of Public Policy for the Alzheimer’s Association. And her excitement level is high this week after what took place in the United States Senate last week. The Senate passed the Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (BOLD). Read the full article in the Dec. 20 issue of […]

Opioid abuse poses growing threat to older population

Opioid abuse poses growing threat to older population

Before a board of professionals well-versed in dealing with the opioid crisis, one resident of Navarre posed a question that has often gone unasked during the Navarre Opioids Town Hall at Community of Christ Church on May 22. He asked the group of treatment professionals, first responders and law enforcers what can be done for […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. ‘THE INCIDENT DEFINITELY LOOKED DELIBERATE’ Police in Toronto are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why suspect Alek Minassian, 25, plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people. 2. AUTHORITIES LOOKING INTO BIZARRE PAST OF WAFFLE HOUSE SUSPECT Travis Reinking had told deputies in Illinois that Taylor […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TEEN SHOOTING SURVIVORS SHAKE UP CAPITOL Some of the high school students who traveled to Florida’s state capital for protests after last week’s mass shooting commit what may have been their young movement’s first act of civil disobedience. 2. WHICH IDEA MIGHT BE GAINING TRACTION In the aftermath of the latest mass school shooting, […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 28

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 28

FLORIDA HOUSE POISED TO BAN ‘SANCTUARY CITY’ POLICIES ACROSS FLORIDA The bill debated Thursday on the full floor intends to force local officials into complying with federal authorities and threatens those who refuse to do so with hefty penalties and a potential oust from office. Florida would be able to withhold state funding from local […]

Five things to know in Florida for March 8

Five things to know in Florida for March 8

POLICE: MAN RAPED, BEAT WOMAN FOR 2 WEEKS FOR LOSING PURSE Evan Xavier Little was arrested Sunday after the woman reported him to Miami Beach police. The woman told police that Little became upset in January because she left the purse in an Uber vehicle. She says he hit her with a suitcase and a […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 2

Five Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 2

MAN GETS 40 YEARS IN MURDER-SUICIDE PLOT THAT LEFT 3 DEAD Patrick Carlopoli was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to six counts, including second-degree murder. Authorities say Carlopoli and his girlfriend, 37-year-old Tammy Modlin, on Jan. 24 first killed the family’s dog at their Fort Myers apartment. Modlin then stabbed 16-year-old Montana Modlin, her daughter […]

SHINE program signs light on understanding Medicare

SHINE program signs light on understanding Medicare

Understanding the benefits of Medicare can be a complicated for some and that’s where the Florida SHINE program comes into play. For more than two decades, SHINE, which stands for Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders, has provided information, counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and their families on Medicare and other questions they may […]

Covenant Hospice to pay gov’t $10M

Covenant Hospice to pay gov’t $10M

Covenant Hospice Inc. agreed to pay $10.1 million to reimburse the government for alleged overbilling of Medicare, Tricare and Medicaid for hospice services, the Department of Justice announced June 18. Covenant Hospice Inc. is a nonprofit hospice care provider with locations in Fort Walton Beach, Milton and Pensacola, as well as Southern Alabama. The settlement […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for May 21

5 Things to Know in Florida for May 21

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. US investigating Florida prisoner’s death in scalding shower The U.S. Justice Department is investigating the death in a scalding shower of a Florida prisoner and may conduct a broader civil rights probe of state prisons. Existence of […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 16

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 16

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. 1 more arrest in videotaped attack on woman on Florida beach Authorities say a third man has been charged with participating in a sexual assault on a woman on a Florida Panhandle beach in an incident captured […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 7

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 7

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. Reversing course, Gov. Scott opposes Medicaid expansion Gov. Rick Scott reversed course Monday, saying he no longer supports Medicaid expansion as talks break down over Florida’s request for the federal government to extend funds to hospitals that serve low-income […]