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Connecticut lags in long-term care for elderly and disabled

Connecticut has made inroads into shifting long-term care for the elderly and people with disabilities from institutions to community-based programs, but according to a Yale researcher it lags behind many other states. “Connecticut is making important progress, but there’s a long way to go,” said Leslie Curry, Ph.D., M.P.H., a research scientist at the School of Public Health who spoke at a session in the Aging Research Seminar Series in February.Spurred by a 1999 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, states have begun to shift long-term care from nursing homes to community-based options, largely because nursing home care is about twice as costly as...

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Zimbabwe cholera outbreak has roots in corruption

When cholera struck Zimbabwe last summer, international aid poured into the African country....

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Physicians must know how to blow the whistle on torture

Physician complicity in torture at Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib reveals a serious gap in medical...

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Parental consent needed for genetic screening

Most of the 4.3 million babies born in the United States each year are screened without parental...

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