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Yale: Taking More Breast Tissue Reduces Need For Second Surgery

May 30, 2015
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Yale: Taking More Breast Tissue Reduces Need For Second Surgery

 By: Cara Rosner Breast cancer patients who have additional tissue removed during a partial mastectomy are half as likely to need a second surgery, according to a Yale Cancer Center study released today. The study could have a major impact on thousands of patients, sparing them a second operation, according to researchers. “No one...

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UConn Clinics Struggled To Meet Mental Health Needs Of Students

May 13, 2015
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UConn Clinics Struggled To Meet Mental Health Needs Of Students

By: Matthew Zabierek During her years at the University of Connecticut, Naomi Adler suffered such severe depression that sometimes, she couldn’t get out of bed to go to class. But students like her could not always receive prompt treatment at the campus clinic. “They need to be able to get people help faster,” said...

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What Do You Get When You Are Charged Documents Fees On Your Car Purchase?

May 8, 2015
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Pen in hand, you review the sales contract before signing for your new car. It all looks good except for one mysterious figure: the documentation fee or “doc fee.” In some states, this will be less than $100. But in others it can be higher than $700. What, exactly, are you getting for your...

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The Demolition Of Workers’ Comp

March 4, 2015
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The Demolition Of Workers’ Comp

Insult to Injury Matt Rota for ProPublica The Demolition of Workers’ Comp Over the past decade, states have slashed workers’ compensation benefits, denying injured workers help when they need it most and shifting the costs of workplace accidents to taxpayers. by Michael Grabell, ProPublica, and Howard Berkes, NPR March 4, 2015 Dennis Whedbee’s crew was rushing...

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