Now You Have Direct Access to Your Lab Reports

Posted on 02/4/2014 by | Health | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBy Ankita Rao, Kaiser Health News Calling your doctor to get lab results might be a thing of the past: a new federal rule will allow patients to have direct access to their completed laboratory reports. The regulation was announced Monday by the Department of Health and Human Services. It amends privacy rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) that required patients to get their lab results from …

In Congress, Dingell Has Outlasted Them All

Posted on 06/7/2013 by | Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsHolding any job for 57 years is impressive. But it’s especially remarkable when every two years your bosses are asked whether they want to fire you. Rep. John D. Dingell Jr. (D-Mich.) now owns the record for holding a seat in Congress longer than anyone else – 57 years, 5 months and 26 days. As the Washington Post’s Paul Kane writes: “That eclipses the late Robert C. Byrd (D-W. Va.), who served in both the House and Senate. “Elected in …

Never Too Old for a Thrill!

Posted on 08/17/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

EntertainmentI loved this story! And not just because I’m from Pittsburgh and have ridden the Jack Rabbit myself a few times! Vic Kleman, 78, rode the Jack Rabbit – a wooden roller coaster at Kennywood Park near Pittsburgh – 90 times on Sunday. Ninety times in one day! It was appropriate though, because the Jack Rabbit is celebrating its 90th anniversary at the park. Those 90 rides brought Kleman’s grand total of times on the Jack Rabbit and its regionally …

News To Know: For The Record

Posted on 08/25/2008 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

EntertainmentDespite continual advances in the field of audio playback, many consumers prefer the old standard set by the vinyl LP.