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Wesley plans $15M in renovations at campus in Media

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Philadelphia Inquirer

Wesley Enhanced Living, which operates six retirement communities in the Philadelphia region, plans to spend $15 million on renovations at what it calls its Main Line campus, which was formerly known as Martins Run, according to a bond prospectus. The money will be spent on wide-ranging upgrades to the nursing facility,…

Centre Crest announces plans to build new $39 million facility

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Lock Haven Express

In the next couple of years, the Centre Crest nursing facility will have a new facility built behind the former Starlite Drive-In Theatre between Benner Pike and East College Avenue. The $39-million 135,645 square-foot facility will be built on a 30-acre site and will offer skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitation and…

Activists, wary of health-care bill pause, plan more protests against proposal

Posted on July 18, 2017 by Washington Post

On Monday morning, protesters gathered one more time in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building. One more time, they marched to the offices of Senate Republicans, protesting the party’s health-care bill until police snapped plastic handcuffs on them. And one more time, another group…

Health care bill collapse leaves divided GOP at crossroads

Posted on July 18, 2017 by AP

The implosion of the Senate Republican health care bill leaves a divided GOP with its flagship legislative priority in tatters. Now, a wounded President Donald Trump and congressional leaders face dicey decisions about addressing their perhaps unattainable seven-year-old promise of repealing…

Senate GOP leader says ‘we have some work to do yet’ to finalize a 2017-18 state budget

Posted on July 18, 2017 by Harrisburg Patriot-News

If an effort to finalize a 2017-18 general fund revenue package were determined by the length of a meeting where it was discussed, Pennsylvania might possibly have had an agreement on one by day’s end Monday. But that’s not how it works. A meeting between the top two Republican leaders that lasted 105 minutes…

Pennsylvania would lose billions under health care bill, Wolf says

Posted on July 18, 2017 by AP

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania would lose billions of federal Medicaid dollars in a decade under Republican legislation pending in the U.S. Senate to replace Obamacare, according to figures released Monday by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration… 

How the Medicaid Debate Affects Long-Term Care Insurance Decisions

Posted on July 16, 2017 by New York Times

The latest version of the Senate’s health insurance bill appeared on Thursday, and it didn’t do much to change the drastic reductions in Medicaid spending that were in the original legislation. Here’s why that’s important to nearly everyone, even people who are…

GOP opponents to Senate health-care bill see vote delay as an advantage

Posted on July 16, 2017 by Washington Post

An unexpected delay in plans to hold a vote on the Senate health-care bill will strengthen the position of conservative critics by giving them more time to mobilize, according to one of the measure’s most outspoken opponents. “The longer the bill is out there, the more conservative Republicans…

An Ancient Cure for Alzheimer’s?

Posted on July 16, 2017 by New York Times

In 2011, Ben Trumble emerged from the Bolivian jungle with a backpack containing hundreds of vials of saliva. He had spent six weeks following indigenous men as they tramped through the wilderness, shooting arrows at wild pigs. The men belonged to the Tsimane people, who live as our…

Stress of poverty, racism raise risk of Alzheimer’s for African Americans, new research suggests

Posted on July 16, 2017 by Washington Post

A new group of studies into racial disparities among people with Alzheimer’s disease suggests that social conditions, including the stress of poverty and racism, substantially raise the risks of dementia for African Americans. In four separate studies, researchers found that conditions that affect…

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