Watch: How Nursing Homes Put Friends and Families on the Hook for Residents’ Debts

https://youtube.com/watch?v=7FAr1EEeAec%3Fversion%3D3%26%23038%3Brel%3D1%26%23038%3Bshowsearch%3D0%26%23038%3Bshowinfo%3D1%26%23038%3Biv_load_policy%3D1%26%23038%3Bfs%3D1%26%23038%3Bhl%3Den-US%26%23038%3Bautohide%3D2%26%23038%3Bwmode%3Dtransparent Barbara Robinson was just trying to help her mother’s friend sign up for Medicaid and move into the Monroe County nursing home in Rochester, New York. But because Robinson signed the admissions form, the nursing home considered her financially responsible for the woman’s care, Anna Werner reported for CBS News. After the woman died, the county sued Robinson for […]

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When Mental Illness Leads to Dropped Charges, Patients Often Go Without Stabilizing Care

For seven years, Timothy Jay Fowler rotated between jail, forced psychiatric hospitalization, and freedom. In 2014, the Great Falls, Montana, man was charged with assaulting two detention officers while he was in jail, accused of theft. A mental health evaluation concluded that Fowler, who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, was unfit to stand trial, according to court documents. After Fowler […]

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Why Won’t More Older Americans Get Their Covid Booster?

Even as top U.S. health officials say it’s time America learns to live with the coronavirus, a chorus of leading researchers say faulty messaging on booster shots has left millions of older people at serious risk. Approximately 1 in 3 Americans 65 and older who completed their initial vaccination round still have not received a first booster shot, according to […]

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CDC: Consider an mRNA Shot If You Received a J&J Vaccine and Booster

If you received a Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine and booster, you may now be eligible to receive a second booster of either mRNA vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Tuesday. The announcement follows new data, also published Tuesday, in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). According to the report, one dose of […]

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FDA Approves First Condom Meant Specifically for Anal Sex

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first-ever condoms specifically intended for anal sex in hopes of reducing the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Unprotected anal intercourse carries the greatest sexual exposure risk of HIV transmission, FDA officials said in a news release earlier this week. Anal sex is also considered to be much riskier compared […]

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New Study Shows Increase in Late-Stage Breast and Colorectal Cancer Diagnoses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A new study found that late-stage diagnoses for breast and colorectal cancer are increasing while early-stage diagnoses are decreasing—and that the trend could be an indirect result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, published last week in JAMA Network Open, involved data from 522 people who visited the Moores Cancer Center at University of California San Diego Health in 2019 […]

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Ances honored by Down syndrome society

Beau M. Ances, MD, PhD, the Daniel J. Brennan Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, recently received the Shining Star Award from the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis. Ances was recognized for his work championing the health and well-being of the Down syndrome community through his research and clinical care. Down syndrome […]

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The COVID Vaccine Can Delay Your Period—But Experts Say It's Not a Cause for Concern

Soon after the COVID-19 vaccine became available to the general public, people who menstruate began reporting an unexpected side effect: changes to their cycle. Now, research based on those anecdotal claims confirms at least one post-vaccine change to menstruation. According to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), individuals who received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine […]

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