Pandemic could hurt home-based care for kids with 24/7 needs
Midway through a conversation about her 14-year-old, Claire, Jamie Davis Smith felt the need to change direction for a moment, to highlight the happiness her daughter can experience. “She does have a good relationship with her siblings,” Smith said recently. “She likes to have ice cream and go to the playground with them. She loves to go swimming and to movies. Despite all of the problems, she’s very happy and lets us know what she likes and doesn’t like. “I think she deserves to grow up with her siblings, and her siblings deserve to grow up with her.” Afflicted with a chromosomal abnormality ...
COVID-19 passed heart disease as leading killer in US last week, report says
COVID-19 killed more Americans last week than any other cause of death, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. At least 11,820 people died from coronavirus in the United States during the week ending Dec. 4, more than ischemic heart disease (10,724), tracheal, bronchus and lung cancer (3,965), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (3,766), according to the new report. As of Sunday, more than 14.6 million Americans have tested positive so far, with at least 281,000 deaths reported. But daily infections continue to skyrocket as many states have eased their lockdowns, r...
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