Not all hospital patients are alike. Some are harder to satisfy. Especially those who are admitted to hospitals in and around New York City, Chicago and parts of Florida.
Patients in those places gave some of the lowest evaluations of their hospital stays, Medicare data show. The surveys asked patients how well their doctors and nurses communicated, whether their pain was always handled welland whether their rooms were clean and quiet.
Originally published on Tue November 8, 2011 2:06 pm
Garrett Grant works inside a store in the impoverished town of Glendora, Miss. Some 24 percent of Mississippians receive on government food assistance, the highest percentage in the country.
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The number of Americans who use food stamps is now close to 46 million, or 15 percent of the population. The government program that provides food stamps is formally known as SNAP, for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. And the number of people who depend on it to buy groceries has grown substantially, even since the recession was officially declared over, back in June of 2009.
Herman Cain definitely doesn't seem to have this crisis-management thing down yet.
He presumably went on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday evening to fight the latest charge of sexual misbehavior, this one from Sharon Bialek that he made a vulgar and unwanted sexual come-on to her in 1997 when she was seeking his help for reemployment at the National Restaurant Association.
It’s one last day of campaigning for incumbent Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, Republican Senate President David Williams and Independent Gatewood Galbraith. Ernie Yanarella, chair of the University of Kentucky political science department, says Galbraith may receive more votes than first anticipated. But he doesn’t expect Galbraith to finish better than third.
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services Monday announced that $24 million in federal funding has been released to Kentucky to help low-income families heat their homes this winter. The U.S. Department for Health and Human Services released funding for states’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Programs (LIHEAP), which help families pay their energy bills, particularly during the very cold and hot months.
The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure launched an investigation Monday into the "prescribing practices" of a doctor at a walk-in pain management clinic on North Broadway in Lexington. Doug Wilson, an investigator with the board, said the investigation stems from numerous grievances about Lexington Algiatry, a small office tucked into the corner of an L-shaped shopping center directly across from Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
We're pretty sure these guys are in costumes. (2004 file photo from Comic-Con Convention in San Diego.)
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This probably isn't going to satisfy many of those who think ofThe X-Filesas a documentary series, but the Obama administration has now put the White House on record as saying the government doesn't have any evidence of life "out there."
And the Obama team doesn't believe anything's being hidden from us.
Elizabethtown City Council on Monday heard the first reading of an ordinance that would place new regulations on package liquor stores and retail beer licenses and another that bans the sale of alcohol in sexually oriented businesses.
Voters in Kentucky pick a governor and other major statewide officers today. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time. There are three choices for governor, including an independent; three choices for state treasurer, where a Libertarian is on the ballot; and three choices for state auditor, where there is a write-in candidate running. Other than that, though, the races mainly come down to Republicans and Democrats.