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Published: Saturday, October 07, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The Florida nursing home where 12 patients died in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma has laid off all of its 245 employees.
The layoffs include nurses, physical therapists and doctors at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills.
Nursing home residents were subjected to overly hot conditions in the days after Hurricane Irma when a tree fell on a transformer powering the air conditioning system. Twelve patients died when they were not evacuated after the storm passed.
State officials later suspended their license and the facility closed permanently.
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 4:36 AM
MOBILE, Ala. — An Alabama police officer who was shot Tuesday night has died, authorities say.
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 2:28 AM
TUCSON, Ariz. — An Arizona couple is facing child abuse charges after police say they locked their four adopted children in separate bedrooms, restricting access to food and bathrooms.
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 3:45 AM
— According to a new research, women may be suffering from ovarian cancer without even knowing it.
A study completed by Target Ovarian Cancer (TOC) shared Monday found that instead of visiting a physician after feeling symptoms including bloating and fullness, women are more likely to simply change their diets. By just switching to eating probiotic yogurts or leaving out gluten from their diets, women are putting themselves at risk, because persistent bloating can be a sign of ovarian cancer. According to TOC, ovarian cancer symptoms include a bloated stomach, more frequent urination, continued feelings of fullness and stomach pain.
Our report out today - UK women are more likely to change what they eat when facing bloating than go to a GP with their concerns https://t.co/4GYkCLH4L8— TargetOvarianCancer (@TargetOvarian) February 20, 2018
Make sure you know the symptoms of ovarian cancer. pic.twitter.com/WH5isRXXBL
The research, which took place in the United Kingdom, found that 50 percent of women opted to change their diets, while only 34 percent would see their doctors over concerns about bloating. Additionally, women over age 55, who have a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer, were more likely to look up their symptoms online instead of seeing a professional.
Concerning statistics today in new report by @TargetOvarian - Only a third of women would see a doctor when they experience a major symptom of ovarian cancer.— Sharon Hodgson MP (@SharonHodgsonMP) February 20, 2018
Make sure you know the symptoms and share them with as many as people as possible.#ovariancancer https://t.co/wjmaj7Q5aB
After TOC published the findings online, one woman responded with a story of her own mother, who had believed her symptoms of ovarian cancer were caused by Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS) or urinary tract infections.
The newly released report is meant to raise awareness for the disease, which, according to the American Cancer Society, is the fifth-ranking cause of death among women. Women have a 1 in 79 chance of developing ovarian cancer and a 1 in 108 risk of dying as a result, although the rate of women being diagnosed with it has fallen over the past two decades.
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 2:04 AM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) called an Alabama push to arm teachers “the dumbest idea [he had] ever heard” and “crazy.”
Alabama’s state House is considering a bill that would allow teachers to carry firearms. State Rep. Will Ainsworth – who is sponsoring the bill – introduced it during a press conference at an Alabama elementary school. Ainsworth, a Republican, said teachers carrying guns would be required to undergo 40 hours of training before being certified to carry a gun in the classroom, AL.com reports. The state won’t pay for a teacher’s gun.
Ainsworth said the law was about giving kids “a fighting chance.”
“The only way we can do that is to have people armed in the schools to fight back,” he said.
But to Jones, the new law doesn’t make any sense. He told WKRG: “I think that’s the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard. I think it’s crazy. You don’t need 40 to 50 guns in there, and it’s a cost issue. You’re going to have to train those teachers. You don’t need to arm America in order to stop this; you just need to be smart about it.”
Jones was elected to the upper chamber in December after a heated race with Republican candidate Roy Moore. The former U.S. attorney has advocated for gun control in the past while simultaneously being a Second Amendment supporter. During the Senate race, the National Rifle Association spent almost $55,000 on mailers against him. He was the first Democrat elected to a Senate seat from Alabama in over two decades.
This isn’t the first time that pro-gun politicians have suggested arming educators, but the notion is getting another push in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting that left 17 dead. A sheriff in one of Florida’s biggest counties said his department is putting together a program to train and arm teachers. Even Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been asked about the idea, although she declined to take a stand on the issue, instead saying: “I think this is an important issue for all states to grapple with and to tackle. They clearly have the opportunity and the option to do that and there are differences in how states approach this.”