You may remember a story we brought you a year ago that focused on New York City resident Hallie Leighton, who suffered from Stage IV breast cancer. She fought to get the state legislature to pass a bill that would force doctors to notify patients if they had dense breast tissue, which can hide cancer during a mammography. The measure eventually passed both houses and was signed by Governor Cuomo into law.
The Legislative Ethics Commission released its report on the sexual harassment allegations against Assemblyman Vito Lopez. It’s conclusions have New York’s National Organization for Women calling for a vote of no confidence against the still serving Assemblyman, and the Republicans calling for Silver to resign.
More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's disease, and the National Institute on Aging estimates that that number is going to triple by 2050 — in part due to aging baby boomers.
The cost of coping with the disease — currently estimated at $215 billion — is projected to rise to half a trillion dollars by 2050. That amount will likely tax our overburdened health care system, the economy and the families of those affected.
Amy Goyer realized her 84-year-old father Robert's health was deteriorating one night while watching a movie with him.