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We know how the ordeal ended -- with the deaths of 14 people from a sweltering Florida nursing home.
We know how the ordeal ended -- with the deaths of 14 people from a sweltering Florida nursing home.
Posted: 17-10-2017
Recent wildfires in California and hurricanes in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico have put a spotlight on vulnerable seniors -- including a number of deaths that authorities have said were preventable.
Recent wildfires in California and hurricanes in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico have put a spotlight on vulnerable seniors -- including a number of deaths that authorities have said were preventable.
Posted: 17-10-2017
Two more former residents of a Florida nursing home have died roughly a month after Hurricane Irma knocked out the facility's air conditioning, the Hollywood Police Department announced Monday. The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills failed to evacuate residents from the sweltering heat in the days following the storm.
Two more former residents of a Florida nursing home have died roughly a month after Hurricane Irma knocked out the facility's air conditioning, the Hollywood Police Department announced Monday. The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills failed to evacuate residents from the sweltering heat in the days following the storm.
Posted: 09-10-2017
A Florida nursing home where a dozen patients died after Hurricane Irma knocked out power has closed and laid off its 245 employees, according to a notice to state officials.
A Florida nursing home where a dozen patients died after Hurricane Irma knocked out power has closed and laid off its 245 employees, according to a notice to state officials.
Posted: 07-10-2017
Sammy Rolon is living in a makeshift clinic set up at a school. He has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and is bed-ridden. He's waiting for surgery that was scheduled before Hurricane Maria smashed into Puerto Rico. Now he can't even get the oxygen he needs.
Sammy Rolon is living in a makeshift clinic set up at a school. He has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and is bed-ridden. He's waiting for surgery that was scheduled before Hurricane Maria smashed into Puerto Rico. Now he can't even get the oxygen he needs.
Posted: 17-10-2017
If you're like many people I know, the thought of giving up pasta and bread in an effort to shed a few pounds (or more) might seem like an unfair punishment -- perhaps even a tease, especially when those foods seem to be on everyone else's plates.
If you're like many people I know, the thought of giving up pasta and bread in an effort to shed a few pounds (or more) might seem like an unfair punishment -- perhaps even a tease, especially when those foods seem to be on everyone else's plates.
Posted: 17-10-2017
From Colombia to South Africa, France to India, governments around the globe are exploring whether taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages might curb obesity rates. Do these fines actually work to prevent people from choosing sweet drinks?
From Colombia to South Africa, France to India, governments around the globe are exploring whether taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages might curb obesity rates. Do these fines actually work to prevent people from choosing sweet drinks?
Posted: 17-10-2017
About one in nine American men is infected with the oral form of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Nationwide, rates for oral HPV infections are 11.5% of men and 3.2% of women: 11 million men, compared with 3.2 million women, the researchers estimated.
About one in nine American men is infected with the oral form of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Nationwide, rates for oral HPV infections are 11.5% of men and 3.2% of women: 11 million men, compared with 3.2 million women, the researchers estimated.
Posted: 16-10-2017
Pollution affects us even in the womb: Women who are exposed to air pollution during pregnancy have babies with shorter telomeres (a genetic biomarker), a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics found.
Pollution affects us even in the womb: Women who are exposed to air pollution during pregnancy have babies with shorter telomeres (a genetic biomarker), a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics found.
Posted: 16-10-2017
Counting kicks and sleeping on your left side aren't a guarantee that you'll have a safe and healthy pregnancy, but they are easy, low-cost ways to reduce the risk.
Counting kicks and sleeping on your left side aren't a guarantee that you'll have a safe and healthy pregnancy, but they are easy, low-cost ways to reduce the risk.
Posted: 17-10-2017
The plague outbreak in Madagascar is continuing to spread at unprecedented rates, with 57 deaths and more than 680 cases.
The plague outbreak in Madagascar is continuing to spread at unprecedented rates, with 57 deaths and more than 680 cases.
Posted: 16-10-2017
Over 33,000 people in the United States die each year from firearm injuries, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, delaying the purchase of guns by a couple of days could save nearly 1,700 lives a year, according to a study released Monday.
Over 33,000 people in the United States die each year from firearm injuries, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, delaying the purchase of guns by a couple of days could save nearly 1,700 lives a year, according to a study released Monday.
Posted: 16-10-2017
The 7-year-old girl, dressed in bright pink and holding one of her favorite stuffed animals, sees her mother for the first time in nearly a year. A brilliant smile spreads across Namata's face, punctuating her excitement.
The 7-year-old girl, dressed in bright pink and holding one of her favorite stuffed animals, sees her mother for the first time in nearly a year. A brilliant smile spreads across Namata's face, punctuating her excitement.
Posted: 14-10-2017
When you think of the color gold, images of grandeur and extravagance are likely to come to mind.
When you think of the color gold, images of grandeur and extravagance are likely to come to mind.
Posted: 13-10-2017
The internet has been victimized by another optical illusion that prods the simple, soft parts of our brains that don't understand color and pits us against friends and loved ones in a deeply bitter debate.
The internet has been victimized by another optical illusion that prods the simple, soft parts of our brains that don't understand color and pits us against friends and loved ones in a deeply bitter debate.
Posted: 13-10-2017
The United States will not be escaping the obesity epidemic crisis anytime soon: Nearly 40% of adults and 19% of youth are obese, the highest rate the country has ever seen in all adults, according to research released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics.
The United States will not be escaping the obesity epidemic crisis anytime soon: Nearly 40% of adults and 19% of youth are obese, the highest rate the country has ever seen in all adults, according to research released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics.
Posted: 13-10-2017
The wildfires blazing across Northern California this week produced the same amount of air pollution as vehicles did in the state in one year. However, not all air pollution is created equal.
The wildfires blazing across Northern California this week produced the same amount of air pollution as vehicles did in the state in one year. However, not all air pollution is created equal.
Posted: 13-10-2017
Autism research suffered a significant setback after an island used for scientific study was ravaged by Hurricane Maria.
Autism research suffered a significant setback after an island used for scientific study was ravaged by Hurricane Maria.
Posted: 13-10-2017
This fall, renowned soprano Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick will inhale deeply, filling her new transplanted lungs with air, and sing. Performing alongside her will be Esperanza Tufani, a 24-year-old restaurant manager in Ohio. Tufani's mother was the donor for Tillemann-Dick's lungs.
This fall, renowned soprano Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick will inhale deeply, filling her new transplanted lungs with air, and sing. Performing alongside her will be Esperanza Tufani, a 24-year-old restaurant manager in Ohio. Tufani's mother was the donor for Tillemann-Dick's lungs.
Posted: 13-10-2017
The maker of a little red pill intended to treat a rare condition is raking in hundreds of millions of dollars a year as it aggressively targets frail and elderly nursing home residents for whom the drug may be unnecessary or even unsafe, a CNN investigation has found.
The maker of a little red pill intended to treat a rare condition is raking in hundreds of millions of dollars a year as it aggressively targets frail and elderly nursing home residents for whom the drug may be unnecessary or even unsafe, a CNN investigation has found.
Posted: 12-10-2017
Blake Rockwell grew up playing sports with other children in his neighborhood. But a congenital heart defect had prevented one of his older brothers, Chuckie, from doing the same.
Blake Rockwell grew up playing sports with other children in his neighborhood. But a congenital heart defect had prevented one of his older brothers, Chuckie, from doing the same.
Posted: 12-10-2017
A US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee unanimously voted Thursday to approve an experimental genetic therapy for patients with a rare inherited eye disease.
A US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee unanimously voted Thursday to approve an experimental genetic therapy for patients with a rare inherited eye disease.
Posted: 12-10-2017
Tina Frost and her boyfriend were among thousands who packed the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas strip.
Tina Frost and her boyfriend were among thousands who packed the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas strip.
Posted: 15-10-2017
Americans are less likely to share a roof with a partner than they were a decade ago, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.
Americans are less likely to share a roof with a partner than they were a decade ago, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.
Posted: 12-10-2017
I have a confession: I don't mind exercise-related pain. In fact, I welcome it. Now before you conclude that I'm a masochist, let me explain: The type of pain I'm talking about is soreness that comes after exercise and may last for a few days before going away. Known as delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS for short, it's a sign that your workout is making you stronger. I consider it "good" pain. That's in contrast to "bad" pain, which typically happens during exercise and gets worse afterward. It's a sign that you have an injury.
I have a confession: I don't mind exercise-related pain. In fact, I welcome it. Now before you conclude that I'm a masochist, let me explain: The type of pain I'm talking about is soreness that comes after exercise and may last for a few days before going away. Known as delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS for short, it's a sign that your workout is making you stronger. I consider it "good" pain. That's in contrast to "bad" pain, which typically happens during exercise and gets worse afterward. It's a sign that you have an injury.
Posted: 11-10-2017
The naming of the victims has become a familiar national ritual. In the wake of violence, we learn the names and lives of each unfortunate soul who happened to be in the cross hairs of a killer.
The naming of the victims has become a familiar national ritual. In the wake of violence, we learn the names and lives of each unfortunate soul who happened to be in the cross hairs of a killer.
Posted: 12-10-2017
The Trump administration's plan to repeal Obama's Clean Power Plan, designed to reduce power plant emissions, could have serious health consequences, warn advocates.
The Trump administration's plan to repeal Obama's Clean Power Plan, designed to reduce power plant emissions, could have serious health consequences, warn advocates.
Posted: 11-10-2017
When her son was just 3-months-old, Elizabeth Guardino began to notice that he never responded when she smiled. Dangling a toy in front of his face, Christian did not follow it with his eyes.
When her son was just 3-months-old, Elizabeth Guardino began to notice that he never responded when she smiled. Dangling a toy in front of his face, Christian did not follow it with his eyes.
Posted: 12-10-2017