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  • Laurel's senior centers have full calendars for October [Senior scene]

    Senior Activity Locations: North Laurel 50+ Center: 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center: 7120 Contee Road City of Laurel Division of Senior Services: 422 Montgomery St. City of Laurel Robert J. DiPietro Community...
  • Owner of Owings Mills X-ray company indicted in $7.5 million health care fraud

    Owner of Owings Mills X-ray company indicted in $7.5 million health care fraud
    The owner of an Owings Mills medical firm is accused of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of more than $7.5 million in a federal indictment unsealed Monday. Federal prosecutors say Alpha Diagnostics owner Rafael Chikvashvili, 67, of Baltimore created...
  • Rating system an imperfect, but helpful, tool [Commentary]

    Rating system an imperfect, but helpful, tool [Commentary]
    There is a growing demand for quality post-acute care in less expensive settings as a result of the increase in the number of aging Americans. Choosing the right center during a difficult time can be overwhelming and intimidating — I know from...
  • Two plead guilty in pharmacy fraud scheme with Harford ties

    Two plead guilty in pharmacy fraud scheme with Harford ties
    Two of three men implicated in an alleged pharmacy fraud scheme that had connections to Harford County pleaded guilty to federal charges this week, according to prosecutors, who earlier said the U.S. government was bilked out of at least $2.6 million in...
  • East Columbia 50+ offers caregiver support group

    East Columbia 50+ offers caregiver support group
    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •50+ LGBT Support and Social Group. First...
  • Medicare's pleasant surprise [Editorial]

    Medicare's pleasant surprise  [Editorial]
    Between the crises in the Middle East and Ukraine and the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, it's difficult to get domestic news on the front page this week, let alone good news. But the improved finances of Medicare deserve the public's attention,...
  • Health Risk Assessment a key to wellness [Senior Circles]

    Are you aware that under Medicare you are entitled to an annual wellness visit to your primary care physician once every 12 months? Even though Medicare does not cover a routine physical exam, it does pay for the annual wellness visit, which comes under...
  • Saving Social Security and Medicare should be Obama's Job 1 [Letter]

    Saving Social Security and Medicare should be Obama's Job 1 [Letter]
    Bravo to The Sun for pointing out the critical need to implement reforms to our entitlement programs ("Medicare's pleasant surprise," July 30). In an age when half-trillion-dollar federal budget deficits are austere, it is refreshing to hear from a...
  • Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing

    Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing
    Criticism of President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration appeared to evaporate Thursday at a confirmation hearing that featured few questions about controversial service cuts and recent allegations of mismanagement....
  • Gansler was no ally to seniors [Letter]

    Gansler was no ally to seniors [Letter]
    In a recent letter, Joan Anderson expressed her concerns that Attorney General Douglas Gansler and his running mate would had been more understanding of senior issues than any other team running for governor ("Who is the candidate for seniors?" July 5)....
  • Senior briefs

    Annapolis Center These activities are being offered through the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Information: 410-222-1818. Oldies The Red Right Return band will play rock 'n' roll music from the 1960s and '70s at 12:30 p.m....
  • Millie Tyssowski, Social Security budgeting official

    Millie Tyssowski, Social Security budgeting official
    Millie Tyssowski, a retired Medicare executive and Social Security Administration budgeting official, died of congestive heart failure May 16 at Sinai Hospital. The Dickeyville resident was 93. After retiring, she served as president of both the Maryland...