Tag: Health care services

George H.W. Bush Leaving ICU, Barbara Leaving Hospital

Doctors say former President George H.W. Bush will soon be moved from the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital where he has been treated for pneumonia. Dr. Amy Mynderse says the 92-year-old Bush will be moved from the ICU at the Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday. Bush was struggling to breathe when he was…

Phoenix VA officials on leave over allegations of delays in care

Three officials at the veterans hospital in Phoenix were placed on leave amid allegations that patients may have died because of delays in care. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said the officials include Phoenix Veterans Health Care Center director Sharon Helman and associate Lance Robinson. Officials are investigating allegations that up to 40 patients…

Labor Department Extends Wage Protection To Home Care Workers

The U.S. Labor Department announced today that minimum wage and overtime protections will extend to home care workers. The change affects nearly 2 million people and will start in 2015. Federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, but experts say many workers are paid less and don’t receive overtime. This was due to a 1974…

Storm Promises Messy, Dangerous Commute In Midwest

A major snow storm that shuttered airports in Missouri, stranded truckers in Illinois and buried parts of Kansas in knee-deep powder was promising a messy and possibly dangerous commute Friday morning as it crawled northeast. Wind gusts of 30 mph were expected to churn-up snow that fell overnight in southern Wisconsin, where forecasters were warning…