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Saturday, Oct 20

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Davenport museum opens literary costumes exhibit

As staffers at Davenport’s Putnam Museum prepared for a board of directors meeting late last year, they set out several items from storage that aren’t often seen. They included an … Click to Continue »

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Burger King’s ‘scary’ Halloween drink is giving customers a fright — in the bathroom

Miami Herald

While some of its rivals seem to be cleaning up its menus by getting rid of additives, Burger King seems bound and determined to mess with your bowels. As if … Click to Continue »

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Pharmacy-made pain creams flagged for possible Medicare fraud

Miami Herald

Medicare pays hundreds of millions of dollars each year for prescription creams, gels and lotions made-to-order by pharmacies — mainly as pain treatments. But a new report finds that officials … Click to Continue »

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Medicare fraud is a multibillion-dollar industry. Here’s how to spot it and report it.

Miami Herald

In June, the Department of Justice and United States Attorney’s Office released details of the nation’s largest ever healthcare fraud takedown, led by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force. The charges … Click to Continue »

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Patient swaps saline for silicone breast implants. Now, she’s heavier

Miami Herald / Living

Q: I just had an implant exchange. I used to have saline implants, now I have silicone. I just weighed myself and I am up two pounds. Is it possible … Click to Continue »

Torn triceps tendon must be repaired quickly for best results

Miami Herald / Living

Q: I am an active 55-year-old who likes to work out and particularly lift weights. Three months ago while lifting, I felt a snap in the back of my elbow. … Click to Continue »

Why 7,000 pounds of salads and 2.4 million pounds of taquitos got recalled this week

Miami Herald / Living

Thursday and Friday’s quartet of food product recalls over possible salmonella and listeria in ingredients at least came with a bonus — the revelation of the supplier behind this week’s … Click to Continue »

Friday, Oct 19

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Hot Property: A hefty return for investing guru

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The long game has once again paid off for the Oracle of Omaha. Investor Warren Buffett has sold his longtime home in Laguna Beach for $7.47 million. Despite a sizable … Click to Continue »

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Few human remains from Detroit funeral home have been claimed

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The cremated remains of about 269 people abandoned at Cantrell Funeral Home in Detroit, some for two decades, are expected to be interred at metro Detroit cemeteries as early as … Click to Continue »

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Wireless speakers recalled for catching fire. The company that sold them is in bankruptcy

Brookstone’s problems, which include being in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, didn’t get any better Friday with the recall of about 164,000 Big Blue Party wireless speakers. They can ignite a party … Click to Continue »

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Finding home healthcare under Medicare plans can be difficult

Miami Herald / Living

Due to its elderly population, South Florida is the most competitive market in the country for Medicare plans. Home healthcare is a “a necessary benefit” of Medicare, said Kathleen Sarmiento, … Click to Continue »

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Ask these questions before picking a Medicare Part D plan

Miami Herald / Living

Enrollment for Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage starts on Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7 Prescription Drug Plans provide stand-alone prescription drug coverage to Medicare beneficiaries, and work … Click to Continue »

TSA’s ‘Don’t Lose Your Booze’ airport security campaign also could be ‘Keep Your Gun’

Miami Herald / Living

TSA’s slogan “Don’t Lose Your Booze” probably addresses the most travelers who need to learn what they can and can’t bring on a plane. But “Keep Your Guns” also could … Click to Continue »

Warning: Companies can deny you Medigap insurance, once you drop out of original Medicare

Miami Herald / Living

Every year, older adults can opt out of a Medicare Advantage plan and opt in to original Medicare during open enrollment season, which begins on Oct. 15. But unexpected problems … Click to Continue »

European cruise line MSC Cruises sailing into luxury with four new ships

Cruisers seeking a luxury experience are about to have even more options. MSC Cruises announced Thursday it will roll out four new 1,000-passenger ships aimed at the luxury market. The … Click to Continue »

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Funeral home refused to bury baby in 2001, family owed money, state says

Miami Herald / News

The Detroit funeral home where 11 fetuses were discovered last week refused to bury a baby in 2001, four years after its death, according to information state officials released Thursday. … Click to Continue »

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Want to go express from Miami to Miami Beach? Now you can

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The City of Miami launches the Miami Cross Bay Express on October 18, 2018 which will run and stop at Bayside Marketplace, Frost Museum, Washington Avenue and 5th Street. … Click to Continue »

Thursday, Oct 18

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Nature-themed resort will be built at Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World says it’s going to build a new nature-themed resort. The Florida-based theme park resort said Thursday that the as-yet-unnamed resort will open in 2022. It will have … Click to Continue »

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New Medicare cards are bringing out the ID thieves. Here’s how to protect yourself.

Miami Herald

In a monumental task to curb identity theft, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is in the process of mailing nearly 60 million new Medicare cards to beneficiaries. Until … Click to Continue »

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Hi Mickey, ‘Bye Mickey: 6 Disney parks on 2 coasts in 1 day

Heather and Clark Ensminger breathed sighs of relief when their Los Angeles-bound plane took off from Florida on time: Their biggest hurdle was now eliminated for achieving their goal of … Click to Continue »

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Desperate owner can’t get fat cats to slim down

Miami Herald / Living

Q: I’ve never been able to get my fat cats to lose weight. My veterinarian insists that they need to slim down and he tells me to feed less but … Click to Continue »

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What happens to nearly 400 human remains at Michigan funeral home?

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Brian Joseph was among the first people last week to see the cardboard box and small, white coffin holding the tiny fetal remains hidden in the ceiling of the now-defunct … Click to Continue »

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Parking at Disney is going up. Good news: Florida passes at some other parks are dropping.

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Walt Disney World is touted as the happiest place on earth. It’s also getting to be one of the most expensive. Especially if you want to park your car. The … Click to Continue »

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So, you want to retire but you’re not old enough for Medicare. Here’s what you can do.

Miami Herald / Living

Are you hoping to retire early? Finding health insurance to bridge the gap until Medicare kicks in at age 65 may be a hurdle. Twenty years ago, two-thirds of large … Click to Continue »

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Took a DNA test? It may hurt your chances of getting a long-term care insurance policy

Miami Herald / News

Q. Can getting a genetic test interfere with being able to buy long-term-care insurance in the future? If you do get a plan, can the insurer drop you after you … Click to Continue »

Medicare Advantage plans are very popular. But read the fine print carefully.

Miami Herald / Living

When Elisa Perez, a retired school principal, was ready to sign up for Medicare three years ago, she studied her options carefully and then arrived at a decision she has … Click to Continue »

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On Gardening: Georgia roadsides: Dazzling with flowers and butterflies

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Recently I seemingly awoke from a daze while driving Interstate 85 north of Columbus, Ga., beautiful Pine Mountain was in the distance and a sea of yellow orange lavender and … Click to Continue »

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Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, 7-Eleven brands caught in listeria/salmonella recall storm

Miami Herald

UPDATED THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT: The retail list for Taylor Made Farms Pork Carnitas Bowl was released Thursday afternoon. The retial list for GH Foods and Mary Harbor came out just … Click to Continue »

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3-year-old Jacksonville girl found to have polio-like disease; CDC does not have cure

Miami Herald

A 3-year-old girl was admitted to Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville for a polio-like disease that federal health authorities confirmed had reached 386 cases through Tuesday, mainly affecting children. Dr. … Click to Continue »

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Recall alert: Buckles on these baby carriers have been breaking. Down can come baby

No matter what Piers Morgan says about Daniel Craig’s manliness for using a torso-hugging front baby carrier, but the only empirical fail is if the baby falls out of the … Click to Continue »