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NYTimes Op-Ed: When Crime Pays

September 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

From the New York Times’ Op-Ed columnist Nicholas Kristoff comes this cautionary tale of what happens “When we allow businesses to profit from crimes, we all lose.”  Think about what this would mean if similar standards were applied to abusive guardianships, like that of former Florida Judge Claflin Garst Jr. Risperdal is a billion-dollar antipsychotic medicine with real benefits — and a few unfortunate side effects. It can cause strokes among the elderly. And it can cause [- more...]

NYTimes – The Harper Lee ‘Go Set a Watchman’ Fraud

July 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

AAAPG is not the only group to inquire about the apparent exploitation of Harper Lee by her attorney, acting as Trustee, in the publication of Lee’s supposed prequel to To Kill A Mockingbird. The New York Times’ Joe Nocera has come right out and declared this publishing “sensation” by Rupert Murdoch’s HarperCollins, a “fraud.” To make it plainly clear, the article is entitled “The Harper Lee ‘Go Set a Watchman’ Fraud.” So perhaps [- more...]

NYTimes: Hipaa’s Use as Code of Silence Often Misinterprets the Law

July 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Filed under our new category: Know Your Rights July 17, 2015, The New York Times, “The New Old Age” column by Paula Span  (emphasis added) Intended to keep personal health information private, the law does not prohibit health care providers from sharing information with family, friends or caregivers unless the patient specifically objects. Even if he or she is not present or is incapacitated, providers may use “professional judgment” to disclose pertinent information to a [- more...]

New York Times: Dementia Develops Faster in Women Than in Men, Study Suggests

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Women who develop slight but detectable deficits in memory and mental acuity late in life tend to decline faster than men with mild impairment, researchers reported on Tuesday. Some two-thirds of the five million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, in part because women live longer. Researchers have searched in vain for decades to determine other reasons for the disparity. The authors of the new study, who presented their work at the Alzheimer’s Association International [- more...]