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Where Does My Money Go When I Pay for a Nursing Home? 10/12/2021 08:00pm • Nursing homes are expensive and becoming more so. A private room in a nursing home facility costs $290 per day on average nationwide, according to the 2020 Cost of Care Survey conducted by Genworth. A semi-private room carries a rate of $255 per day. As a nursing home resident or the responsible fa Ghost towns: Nursing home staffing falls amid pandemic Ghost towns: Nursing home staffing falls amid pandemic 10/07/2021 06:18am • SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — When Natalie Walters arrived at her father’s nursing home, the parking lot was nearly empty and, inside, the elevator made no stops. On the 13th floor, the lights were off and the TVs silent. The last time she was allowed inside, nine months earlier, aides passed in the hal 'Is my child going to die?': This is COVID-19 as a pediatric doctor 'Is my child going to die?': This is COVID-19 as a pediatric doctor 09/27/2021 01:56am • Dr. Sarah Ash Combs' first step of treatment for children brought into her emergency room with Covid-19 usually begins with a question: "What socks are you wearing today?" As her school-aged young patients look up at indistinguishable faces covered by PPE, Combs pulls up a pant leg of her scr COVID at the UN: One topic, used to make many points COVID at the UN: One topic, used to make many points 09/24/2021 01:46pm • For the United States, COVID-19 was about leadership and “a dose of hope.” For Iran, it was about the inhumanity of sanctions. Tiny Palau, largely virus-free, used its precious speech minutes to praise Taiwan for its support during the pandemic — and, not incidentally, to urge the United Natio Gorillas at Zoo Atlanta being treated after initial testing reveals COVID virus Gorillas at Zoo Atlanta being treated after initial testing reveals COVID virus 09/11/2021 11:13am • Initial tests show that lowland gorillas at Zoo Atlanta have the Covid-19 virus, the zoo said in a media update on its website. Officials said Friday they are waiting to confirm the diagnosis after sending test samples to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa. The animals w What federal help is still available with jobless benefits, eviction protections ending What federal help is still available with jobless benefits, eviction protections ending 09/09/2021 04:00am • Americans are no longer protected from evictions or receiving beefed-up unemployment payments, but they are still benefiting from many other federal coronavirus rescue measures. More support may be on the way, as Democrats on Capitol Hill hammer out a 10-year, $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation Is There a Connection Between Parkinson's Disease and Pesticides? 08/31/2021 08:00pm • Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological disease that affects movement, balance, thought processes, emotional well-being and more. With Parkinson's disease, levels of dopamine -- a chemical messenger within the nervous system involved with movement and coordination -- are too low. The condi Broadway theaters attack virus: 'This is absolutely doable' Broadway theaters attack virus: 'This is absolutely doable' 08/27/2021 10:03am • NEW YORK (AP) — There's a woman who has seen the play “Pass Over” multiple times in just a few days. She sat with the audience one night, returned another day to stand at the back of the theater and once stayed backstage for an entire performance. She's not exactly a super fan. Don't get her w Broadway theaters attack virus: 'This is absolutely doable' Broadway theaters attack virus: 'This is absolutely doable' 08/27/2021 06:33am • NEW YORK (AP) — There's a woman who has seen the play “Pass Over” multiple times in just a few days. She sat with the audience one night, returned another day to stand at the back of the theater and once stayed backstage for an entire performance. She's not exactly a super fan. Don't get her w Q&A: For McAvoy, Horgan ‘Together’ is an actor’s dream Q&A: For McAvoy, Horgan ‘Together’ is an actor’s dream 08/26/2021 09:20am • James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan didn’t know one another before this year. But the two actors got very familiar very quickly thanks to the new film “Together,” a cutting examination of a failing relationship during the pandemic only held together by their 10-year-old son. Armed with acerbic dia 'Heartbreaking': Mississippi gets 2nd field hospital in days 'Heartbreaking': Mississippi gets 2nd field hospital in days 08/17/2021 04:50pm • JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — On normal days, the garage is where people park while visiting Mississippi's only children's hospital, a building next door decorated with a logo of a rainbow and sun. Now air-conditioned tents with beds, monitors and oxygen fill the garage's bottom floor. By Wednesday, coron Immunocompromised and Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine 08/15/2021 08:00pm • COVID-19 vaccination is safe, and everyone should take advantage of whatever level of protection it offers, experts agree. However, when your immune system is compromised, the vaccine may not work as well. People with weakened immune systems due to certain types of cancer treatment and transplant r Virginia Task Force One heads to Haiti to search for quake survivors Virginia Task Force One heads to Haiti to search for quake survivors 08/15/2021 10:51am • After Saturday’s devastating earthquake in Haiti that left hundreds dead, team members from Virginia Task Force One Urban Search and Rescue got word they might be going, so they got ready for deployment. Now, they’re on the way as part of the United States Agency for International Development COVID survivor: 'Have to start my life all over again' COVID survivor: 'Have to start my life all over again' 08/07/2021 11:13am • ATLANTA (AP) — As her father lay dying last August from the coronavirus at a Georgia hospital, Lindsay Schwarz put her hands on his arms and softly sang him lines from their favorite songs. Eugene Schwarz had been admitted three weeks earlier, but the hospital had not allowed his daughter to vi How the pandemic killed a record number of rural hospitals How the pandemic killed a record number of rural hospitals 07/31/2021 11:42am • A couple dozen nurses stood together on the hospital lawn in rural Randolph County, Georgia. They wore black T-shirts that read "Patterson Hospital 1948-2020" over their hearts. The phrase "We Gave All" was written across a broken heart on their tired backs. Many had spent their entire careers at
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