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Luis Fábregas

Depths of road rage perplexing

By Luis Fábregas
All I did was honk my horn. The woman in front of me, driving a slick SUV, didn’t want to hear it. Before I go on with this amusing — but alarming — tale of road rage, allow me a few ...

Fábregas: Dialogue needed on sex crimes

By Luis Fábregas
No one likes to talk about sexual violence. It’s a cultural taboo and a crime of secrecy that some victims don’t want to report because of fear no one will believe them. Over the past week, however, a national ...

Fabregas: Hospital safety not there yet

By Luis Fábregas
The last place any of us wants to be in is the hospital. We all know someone who got the wrong drug or the wrong dose, someone who fell from bed or someone who picked up a nasty infection while ...

Fábregas: For restful night, put smartphone to sleep

By Luis Fábregas
A few nights ago while in bed, I opened my eyes and looked at the clock on the night stand. It was 2 a.m. Ugh. As much as I tried, I couldn’t go back to sleep. I kept looking at the ...

Fábregas: ‘Iron Meg’ grateful for return to health after biking accident

By Luis Fábregas
Family and friends call her Iron Meg. When you hear her story, you’ll understand why. Megan Kruth’s tale of survival from a tragic biking accident resonates with themes of gratitude and perseverance. And, boy, did she persevere. On the morning ...

Fábregas: Insurers’ feud helps enrollees

By Luis Fábregas
The health insurance heat is on. Way on. Starting Saturday, people who don’t get health insurance at work can shop for coverage on the year-old, online marketplaces of by the federal health care law. Before you roll your eyes, there’s a big ...

Fábregas: Hysteria runs with Ebola tag

By Luis Fábregas
Move over, red rover. The latest game to hit the playground at elementary schools is called Ebola. That much I learned from my 10-year-old daughter, who informed me last week of this creative version of tag. Instead of tagging someone as ...

Fábregas: Husband’s dementia tests Greensburg woman’s endurance

By Luis Fábregas
Margaret Wiley’s husband is not the man she met 40-some years ago. Her husband, Ron McNaughton, can’t remember his home address and sleeps most of the day because dementia has slowly stolen his mind. “It seems like his life has been ...

Fábregas: Cancer-stricken California woman chooses to plan her death

By Luis Fábregas
A week from today, Brittany Maynard plans to take her life. You may have heard her story. She’s the 29-year-old newlywed from California who made ...

Fábregas: Seniors, beware of Highmark’s $0 health insurance pitch

By Luis Fábregas
The nerve. What’s unnerving about the latest Highmark-UPMC smackdown is that it involves seniors. Yes, senior citizens who use Medicare — the same people who until now were untouched by this tiresome, torturous three-year headache. People who use Medicare, the health insurance plan ...

Fábregas: Wal-Mart to offer health checkups where you check out

By Luis Fábregas
Admit it. You love a  bargain at Wal-Mart. You might be the type of bargain hunter who heads to Wal-Mart on Black Friday to score a ...