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Sign of Medicaid Improvements to Come?

March 1st, 2013 · No Comments · Blog writing, Feature writing

In 2006, Massachusetts instituted a plan requiring its residents to have health-insurance coverage, whether from their employer or self-paid. This program is the model for the Affordable Care Act (ACA — also known as “Obamacare”). Two years earlier, the state began a program to promote coordinated health care and social services for “dual eligibles” — [...]

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Another Flu Season – Ahh, the Memories

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments · Blog writing, Feature writing

Flu season will forever remind me of my father. “That’s an odd association,” I can almost hear you saying. “Was he particularly prone to the illness? Did a particularly bad case of it hit him hard?” Well, no to both those questions –aside from all his chronic conditions, Dad was generally healthy as a horse. [...]

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Caregiving and Learning to Breathe

February 8th, 2013 · No Comments · Blog writing, Feature writing, Writing

One goes through so many emotions as a caregiver- fear, sadness, anger, joy, surprise, just to name a few- but the one emotion I probably felt most often was simply, overwhelmed. It wasn’t really until Dad already had spent six months or so in his nearby nursing home that I finally learned how to just [...]

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Managing Life’s Wounds

January 25th, 2013 · No Comments · Blog writing, Feature writing

Wound care is a tough job, for many reasons. First, there’s the “ick” factor — many of us can get squeamish around open wounds. Second, there’s a real fear that doing something wrong could mean more pain or a serious infection for a loved one. I had to meet both these reactions head-on while Dad [...]

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Validating the Smart Grid

January 5th, 2013 · No Comments · Feature writing, Writing

While the smart grid has been the topic of much conversation lately, specifics on what this supposed technical marvel will do, cost or look like in actual utility installations have been notably lacking. The largest smart grid demonstration project to date has just gone live in the Pacific Northwest to provide those specifics. It could [...]

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Made in America Making a Comeback

January 5th, 2013 · No Comments · Feature writing, Writing

With doom and gloom being the predominant message regarding U.S. manufacturing these last few years, it’s somewhat surprising to hear news of optimism in that sector lately. But suddenly, companies seem to be rediscovering the appeal of the “Made in America” label, even when attached to high-tech products that seemed lost forever to a maze [...]

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Partner Up for Profit: Working With an ESCO

September 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Feature writing, Writing

With commercial and residential business still lagging in many parts of the country, electrical contractors seeking a bottom-line boost may find better luck in municipal and institutional projects. Owners in this sector often are more concerned about lowering long-term operating costs than short-term payback and are investing in large-scale energy-efficiency upgrades. But your entry into [...]

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