(NEW YORK) -- It's the first day of fourth grade for Yara Valerio. As her mother, Emma Mercado, packs her lunch in the kitchen, Yara is finishing up her remaining summer school homework in their New York City apartment. In a few minutes, they will... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- In the sun-baked 66 miles between Tucson and Nogales at the Arizona-Mexico border, there's only one place that's able to provide the intensive, hands-on care so many patients need after they leave the hospital: Santa Rita Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. But since... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As the war in Ukraine rolls into its second month, pregnant women fleeing the violence face innumerable challenges given their unique health status. Pregnant refugees and their unborn children are uniquely vulnerable to higher rates of death, disease and mental health challenges... Read More.
(NEW YORK) — As many parents wait for COVID-19 vaccines to be authorized for children younger than 12, doctors increasingly are alarmed at the rising number of kids who are missing routine vaccinations -- a trend that's had a domino effect from last year,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Labor shortages across the country are fueling a competition among long-term care facilities to retain and hire staff as they grapple with the delta variant. With U.S. job openings hitting a record high of 9.2 million, nursing homes and other long-term care... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A flurry of new scientific findings is prompting renewed concern among doctors about the long-term cognitive impacts of COVID-19 in some patients. Several new studies presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference, being held this week in Denver, have found that many... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Five months after the first COVID-19 vaccine doses made their way to the nation's nursing homes, long-term care advocates are sounding the alarm about the need for a plan for a potential booster shot, out of concern that elderly long-term care... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- After more than a year battling the deadly coronavirus pandemic, long-term care facilities may be seeing a change in the industry as consumers shift away from nursing homes and assisted living facilities, according to a new study published by an industry... Read More.
By LAURA ROMERO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- After months of battling the deadly coronavirus that claimed the lives of 17 residents, St. John's Retirement Village was forced to close its doors in the middle of the pandemic.The 48-bed... Read More.
By STEPHANIE EBBS and ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC News(ATLANTA) -- A group of independent experts voted Tuesday that health care personnel treating patients -- as well as workers and residents in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities -- should get... Read More.