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Why hurricanes can be especially difficult for senior citizens

Trudy Lampson(NEW YORK) — Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have shown the tremendous risks to the health and livelihoods of millions at the hands of dangerous storms. For the elderly who live in hurricane zones, severe storms pose even more of a threat since many have disabilities and medical conditions for which they need special care. Because many seniors also have …

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Tips for moms who struggle with back-to-school sadness

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The last group of children head back to school this week and judging from the celebratory posts and memes on social media, it may seem like every mother is overjoyed to be free of her children for a few hours each day. But not every mom is joyful this time of year. In fact, many deal with …

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Does your dog sleeping in the bedroom hurt the quality of your sleep?

Photo Courtesy of Dr. Jennifer Ashton (NEW YORK) — Millions of Americans have dogs and these beloved pets are often considered families’ four-legged fur babies. But researchers at the Mayo Clinic are now investigating whether dogs should be sleeping in the bedroom with their owners. A small study followed 40 adult dog owners, using activity trackers to monitor the humans’ …

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Mom donates more than 1,000 ounces of breast milk to babies affected by hurricanes

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A mom who wanted to help storm victims did so in a very personal way: by sending babies her breast milk after Hurricane Harvey. Danielle Palmer of Owensville, Missouri, had an excess because of her son’s medical condition that prevented him from consuming her milk. Six-month-old Truett has a complex congenital heart defect. “For the first big …

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Man incorrectly interprets sign language during Manatee County evacuation briefing

Facebook/manatee.county.fl(BRADENTON, Fla.) — Video of a man incorrectly interpreting a message from Florida evacuation officials in sign language has prompted harsh criticism from the deaf community. Officials for the Manatee County Emergency Operations Center delivered an evacuation briefing to residents on Friday at 12 p.m. ET as a man standing next to the podium attempted to sign the message for …

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First responders rescue mother, four-month-old baby from Irma-flooded Miami home

iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — A mother and her 4-month-old baby were rescued Sunday as floodwaters from Hurricane Irma filled their North Miami Beach, Florida, home. A man called 911 around 4:30 p.m. to report he was concerned about his neighbor and her child who were in their home as water was rising, according to North Miami Beach Police Department Major Richard Rand. …

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Florida couple braves Hurricane Irma to care for dolphins: ‘I wasn’t going to leave them’

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Even as Hurricane Irma was barreling toward the Florida Keys, one couple decided they wouldn’t leave without their dolphins. Phillip Admire, director of zoology at Island Dolphin Care, and his wife Michelle Crosetto, a veterinarian, remained in Key Largo to protect their dolphins. The marine mammals work with veterans and autistic children through the organization’s dolphin-assisted therapy …

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Two manatees rescued after Irma drains Florida bay

Thinkstock/istock(SARASOTA, Fla.) — Florida rescue workers and a group of residents helped save two manatees who were left stranded on Sunday after Hurricane Irma caused water to drain from the Sarasota Bay. Michael Sechler, who shared images of the beached animals on Facebook, said he noticed them suffering while he and a group of friends were driving near the bay …

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How to help those impacted by Hurricane Irma

Air Hait/WPBF-TV(MIAMI) — Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida on Sunday, days after the powerful storm’s winds and rain devastated many islands in the Caribbean. Many humanitarian organizations are still reeling from the massive devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which inundated Houston with deadly floodwater less than two weeks ago. Here are some ways to help those …

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Deputy who went viral for delivering newborn dies of heart attack

Cyndi Williams Photography(GRANBURY, Texas) — A police deputy who went viral twice online for his relationship with a Texas toddler has died. Deputy Constable Mark Diebold died Thursday from a heart attack, according to the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office. The 48-year-old, who is a 23-year veteran officer, died after completing qualifications for the office’s tactical team. Diebold was pronounced dead …

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