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'Oh my God, this is crazy' - 911 calls from Florida nursing home released

2017-10-17
We know how the ordeal ended -- with the deaths of 14 people from a sweltering Florida nursing home.

A spate of deadly disasters for the elderly

2017-10-17
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.

Husband and wife among 14 dead after Florida nursing home lost A/C

2017-10-09
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.

Workers laid off at now-closed Florida nursing home where 12 died

2017-10-07
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.

Hospital ship waits for sick Puerto Ricans -- but no one knows how to get on it

2017-10-17
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.

How to break carb cravings, once and for all

2017-10-17
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.

Sugary drink sales plummeted after price increase, study says

2017-10-17
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?

One in nine American men has oral HPV, study finds

2017-10-16
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.

Exposure to air pollution before birth may shorten lives

2017-10-16
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.

Two simple ways to lower odds of stillbirth

2017-10-17
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.