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A frustration for the victim of domestic abuse is trying to come forward to report the harm and in turn being met with no response. Worse is no response and no protection. * * * "I'm tired of being used as a punching bag. I'm tired of being plied for this and that piece of information. I'm tired of

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"It feeds into a fear of rape and sexual violence and has a harmful effect on broader issues of equality" * * * "it has an impact on their self-esteem and body image" as well as a sense of safety and autonomy over self."

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"Astounding" domestic violence stats, a South Carolina health reform scandal, and post-Katrina heart attacks, plus more in our Daily Briefing.

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As the number of Baby Boomers increase and put pressure on those impacted by elder laws and issues, it becomes more important for us to look at elder abuse, how to recognize it, what to do about it. This informal white paper starts us on that journey.

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This is one in a series of articles, running between Thanksgiving and January, examining the relationship between housing loss and death in San Francisco. Check out the previous articles in the series, 

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Elder abuse, a growing but hidden problem for Chinese seniors in the United States, often originates when adult children here reject the tradition of filial piety. This is the second story of a two-part series.

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By the time 11-year-old Chandler Nash Elliott hung himself in his father's home, the state of Nevada had a nearly two-inch-thick case file full of abuse and neglect allegations that almost spanned the boy's lifetime.

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Surgeon General Regina Benjamin got an earful today from participants in a conference call unveiling a high-level prevention council and strategy called for in the new health reform law.

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When most men beat their spouse or girlfriend, they have to contend with the consequences. What will their wife say at work about that black eye? What will their girlfriend tell the ER doc when asked how she broke her arm?

Dr. Alex Argotte, a bariatric surgery specialist in Paducah, Kentucky, was accused not only of beating his girlfriend – repeatedly – but also of sneaking her into a hospital to give her an X-ray and check the damage done.

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