Melissa Bailey and JoNel Aleccia Kaiser Health News Published 9:48 AM EDT Apr 12, 2019 When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing home in late 2017, he wasn’t supposed to be there long. At 77, the stoic Wisconsin machinist had just endured the death of his wife of 51 years and a grim new diagnosis: throat cancer, stage 4. His son and daughter expected him to stay two weeks, tops, before going home to begin chemotherapy. From the start, they were alarmed by the lack of care at the center, where, they said, staff seemed indifferent, if not incompetent – failing to check on him promptly, handing pills to a man who couldn’t swallow. Anders never mentioned suicide to his children, who camped out day and night by his bedside to monitor his care. But two days after Christmas, alone in his nursing home room, Anders killed himself. He didn’t leave a note. The act stunned his family. His daughter, Lorie Juno, 50, was so distressed that, a year … [Read more...] about Suicides and seniors: Older adults in long-term care turn to suicide
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Nadia Al Faour, Kim Hjelmgaard, Trevor Hughes and Deirdre Shesgreen USA TODAY Published 2:36 AM EDT Apr 6, 2019 ROJ CAMP, Syria – Hoda Muthana is pushing a stroller in the middle of a conflict zone here and if there's a textbook example of extremism, this probably isn't it. That's partly because of what is in Muthana's arms: Adam, her 18-month-old son. He’s a cute kid. Bright brown eyes, like his mom. His tiny hooded coat is emblazoned with patterns of elephants in profile. What Adam couldn't know is that his mom abandoned the comforts of a suburban American life for one of the world's most barbaric terror organizations. The Trump administration believes Muthana, 24, who was born in New Jersey and grew up in Alabama, can't be redeemed and is too big a threat to the United States to return. "They don’t seem to want to understand what happened in my life that led me to this depraved path. I … [Read more...] about Hoda Muthana married ISIS fighters, so Trump won’t let her back in USA
It is January 2019, and the race for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election is already in full swing. Here, in no particular order, is a roundup of the candidates that have already declared their intention to run – we’ll update this list as more candidates formally announce in the coming months. Bernie Sanders Age: 77 Occupation: US senator for Vermont Campaign: Sanders officially launched his campaign at a rally in Brooklyn on March 2. Pros: While Bernie is unfavoured by the pundit class after his loss in 2016, the numbers don’t lie: Sanders is (along with former Vice President Joe Biden) the frontrunner in almost every poll of likely candidates. His influence on the ideas that will feature in this campaign is undeniable: almost his entire slate of policies, from medicare-for-all to raising taxes on the wealthiest, have moved from the radical fringes four years ago to the mainstream today, to the point where they are core promises for almost … [Read more...] about 2020 election: who’s in the running to face Trump?
NEW YORK - On the ninth Friday of her strike, 13-year-old Alexandria Villasenor wakes to a dozen emails, scores of Twitter notifications, and good news from the other side of the planet: Students in China want to join her movement. Every week since December, the seventh-grader has made a pilgrimage to the United Nations Headquarters demanding action on climate change. She is one of a cadre of young, fierce and mostly female activists behind the "school strikes for climate" movement. On March 15, with the support of some of the world's biggest environmental groups, tens of thousands of kids in at least two dozen countries and nearly 30 U.S. states plan to skip school to protest. Their demands are uncompromising: Nations must commit to cutting fossil-fuel emissions in half in the next 10 years to avoid catastrophic global warming. And their message is firm: Kids are done waiting for adults to save their world. "Mom, this is so cool," Alexandria says, as she reads the latest list of … [Read more...] about How a 7th grader’s strike against climate change exploded into a movement
"We started the business back in 2005," Molly tells me by phone from Rathdrum, Co Wicklow. "When my husband and I took over, the holiday park was a little bit run down. So the goal was to come in, upgrade the facilities, and turn the place around." That involved a complete overhaul of the entire park, which brought the category up from 2-star to 4-star. When that process was complete, the customer base really started to grow. That was around 2008, which was a critically tough year for Irish tourism. Why did Hidden Valley thrive when hotels were closing around every corner? "The type of holiday we offer isn't expensive," Molly says. "A lot more people can afford to go camping, even for a night or two." And she's right - pitch prices for a family of four range from €32 to €38 per night, or from €60 for one of the glamping cabins (which sleep up to six - see panel), making a holiday here pretty much recession-proof. And there's a good bit of variety in what they offer, … [Read more...] about Value in the Valley: Inside the campsite you voted Ireland’s Favourite Small Stay