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Secret hospital inspections may become public at last

By Charles Ornstein ProPublica The public could soon get a look at confidential reports about errors, mishaps and mix-ups in the nation’s hospitals that put

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New initiative helps moms gain access to fresh produce at farmers markets

By Tia Alphonse Contributing Writer Breastfeeding mothers, or those who receive benefits from the federal program Women, Infants and Children, better known as WIC, now

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How ‘connected’ will your aging be in the Robotic Age?
By Randy Rieland Contributing Writer Part II For Americans, the age of technology is also—thanks to the huge boomer generation—an era of rapid aging. An underlying question is how big a role machines ...
Understanding blood clots
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — Up to 600,000 people in the United States are affected by venous thromboembolism each year, a disease that includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary ...
How will artificial intelligence help aging boomers?
By Randy Rieland Contributing Writer Part 1 (Special from America Media) – The relationship between humans and robots is a tricky thing. If the latter looks too much like the former, but ...
Recovering from trauma of financial elder abuse—what to do
By Michael O. Schroeder Contributing Writer Part III (US News&World Report/New America Media) — As with those who have endured other types of abuse, victims of financial elder abuse often feel they can’t ...
Public health crisis: Does televised violence result in aggressive behavior among our youth?
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — Violence among youths is an important public health problem. Some of the documented reasons are the early onset of aggressive behavior in childhood, social problem-solving ...
The mental and physical cost of elder financial abuse
By Michael O. Schroeder Contributing Writer Part II (US News&World Report/New America Media) — Ideally, David Top would like to move his father, Gabriel Top, 88, of Manhattan, into a memory care facility ...
Doctors: Climate change is already making America’s kids sicker
By Honora Montano Contributing Writer (New America Media) — A coalition of medical organizations representing over half of American physicians launched a campaign yesterday to alert policymakers and the public to the ...
Financial exploitation: When taking money amounts to elder abuse
By Michael O. Schroeder Contributing Writer First article in a series. (Special from U.S. News & World Report/New America Media) — When her husband died suddenly and unexpectedly from a massive heart attack, ...

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