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Best for baby and mother? AAP’s new guidelines on nursing have moms in a quandary

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"The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for about the first six months," the group said in a statement.  It added, "We support continued breastfeeding after solid foods are introd...

New York Gov. Hochul broke her promise to my family and everyone grieving from a COVID nursing home death

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I was with my husband Sean whose parent’s Mickey and Dee were among over 15,000 seniors who died from contracting the virus in their long-term care facilities.  I remember feeling optimistic that if she heard our sto...

Owner of Louisiana nursing homes indicted on 15 felony charges after residents died at temporary hurricane shelter last year

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The owner of seven nursing homes across Louisiana that evacuated residents to a warehouse as Hurricane Ida approached last year has been indicted on felony charges after seven residents died at the temporary shelter...

New York health department under Cuomo administration undercounted nursing home deaths by about 4,100, audit shows

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The New York health department undercounted the number of Covid-19 deaths in nursing homes by thousands during former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's time in office, an audit conducted by state officials found. The audit, relea...

New York comptroller audit concludes Cuomo admin undercounted COVID nursing home deaths

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According to an audit released Tuesday by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, Cuomo’s Health Department failed to account for 4,100 nursing home deaths and undercounted the coronavirus death toll in nursin...

Arkansas nursing home destroyed by December tornados still recovering

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TORNADO HITS ARKANSAS NURSING HOME, KILLING ONE The town with a population of less than 2,000 still has a lot of debris everywhere from the aftermath of the tornado damage. Rick Sampson has owned Monette Manor for ov...

National nursing shortage hitting rural America hardest

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And that's because, when it comes to recruiting, small communities just can't compete. This forces their hospitals' staff to stop offering some procedures or even work several jobs at once. One year ago, baby Fatimah...

Retired nursing assistant left to sleep on yoga mat at Virginia shelter

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A seat on the pavement behind a dumpster in a Burger King parking lot isn't the most comfortable spot with snow approaching. But that's where Katherine found herself as an "arctic cold front" approached, according to...

How to send Valentines to kids in hospitals, nursing home residents and more

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Throughout the country, pediatric hospitals, nursing homes, shelters and even employers of frontline workers are currently accepting Valentine’s Day cards and other holiday goodies. Here are a few organizations and g...

COVID nursing home deaths deserve a federal investigation

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COVID VICTIMS WHO DIED IN NY NURSING HOMES DESERVE JUSTICE. I WON'T STOP FIGHTING FOR THEM I found out shortly after they died that our former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his administration had ordered over 9,000 ...

Whitmer admin significantly undercounted Michigan nursing home COVID deaths, state auditor finds

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The report, which is expected to be publicly released on Monday, is likely to renew criticism of the Democratic governor's performance during the pandemic. Michigan state Rep. Steven Johnson, a Republican, told Fox N...

Connecticut asks nursing homes to accept COVID patients from hospitals as staffing shortage persists

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The State of Connecticut Department of Public Health is asking post-acute care facilities, which include skilled nursing facilities, long-term care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and home health agenc...

Families of NY nursing home victims slam Manhattan DA for dropping Cuomo probe: ‘Shady and fishy’

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"What I would say to the new D.A. is start out with why was the strategy of the Cuomo administration to send positive patients to nursing homes as the only strategy rather than the absolute last?" Peter Arbeeny told ...

Manhattan DA closes probe into nursing home deaths without charging Cuomo: attorney

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"I was contacted today by the head of the Elder Care Unit from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office who informed me they have closed its investigation involving the Executive Chamber and nursing homes," Elkan Abr...

Cuomo torched by mob boss Sammy ‘The Bull’ Gravano over nursing home scandal: ‘I would never do that’

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The former boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, tore into Cuomo in a new series alongside former Colombo caporegime Michael Franzese over the deadly scandal that became a black...

Chris Cuomo sought to discredit Fox News’ Janice Dean for speaking out on brother’s nursing home scandal

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Dean, who lost both of her in-laws last year after they had contracted the coronavirus in nursing homes, had placed blame on then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's controversial policy ordering assisted-living facilities ...

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