Study: 1 in 5 Nursing Home Residents Abused

Study: 1 in 5 Nursing Home Residents Abused

Sarasota Herald-Tribune/New America Media , News Report, Barbara Peters Smith, Posted: Nov 20, 2014

A new study surprised researchers by revealing that one-in-five nursing home residents suffer abuse by other patients.


Middle Class Struggles to Preserve Retirement Security


Dallas Morning News/New America Media, News Analysis, Pamela Yip, Posted: Nov 19, 2014

Half of today’s households are unlikely to have enough resources to retire. As too much goes to the top half percent, Social Security needs strengthening.


Dealing With Dementia: An African American Son Tells His Story


The Root/New America Media, News Feature, Yanick Rice Lamb, Posted: Nov 18, 2014

Todd Shurn, the primary caregiver of his mother, who has dementia, is among the rare African American men taking on a role mainly falling to black women.


Q&A: Closing the Health Coverage Gap for Hispanic Children


New America Media, Question & Answer, Anna Challet, Posted: Nov 15, 2014

A new study out this week finds that over 11 percent of Hispanic children are uninsured, compared to 7.1 percent of all kids nationwide.


Poll Finds Optimism, Economic Gender Gap in Latino Families


New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Nov 14, 2014

A new poll on the state of Latino families finds that when faced with tough economic times, Latina women are more economically vulnerable than Latino men.


Techno Health: “Swallow a Mini-Robot and Call Me in the Morning”


California Magazine/New America Media , News Report, Frank Browning, Posted: Nov 14, 2014

Mini-Robot pills will tell elders’ smart phones to give doctors they’re vital signs keeping them healthy and independent. But privacy advocates say they’re alarmed.


Dying Undocumented: Depending on Benadryl No Way to Live


New America Media, Video, text: Viji Sundaram; video: Tudor Stanley, Posted: Nov 11, 2014

Beatrice Sanchez says her mother's death from complications related to diabetes could have been prevented with access to medical coverage.


Right Issue, Wrong Tactic -- Kiss of Love Misses its Mark


New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Nov 10, 2014

A campaign in India pushing for the right to public displays of affection distracts from the real problem of moral policing.


Are Not-for-Profit Hospitals Earning Their Tax Breaks? New Study Says No


New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Nov 08, 2014

A new study finds that not-for-profit hospitals in the state take in over twice as much money in tax breaks as they spend on community benefits.


The Latinoamericanización of U.S. Politics


New America Media, Question & Answer, Elena Shore, Interview with Roberto Lovato, Posted: Nov 05, 2014

One of the most interesting things happening right now is in Arizona, where the politics that brought about SB 1070 are retreating.

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