Health And Mental Health


When Your Cancer Doctor Gives You ‘12 Months to Live,’ Here’s What That Really Means

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A prognosis is not an absolute number. Now doctors are acknowledging just how uncertain the course of an illness can be.

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The Takeaway

Founder of Controversial Shock Treatment Center Steps Down

Thursday, May 26, 2011

After years of battling critics, aggrieved parents and prosecutors investigating his controversial techniques for treating disturbed young people, Matthew Israel, 77, who founded and runs the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Dedham, Mass. was indicted on charges of destroying evidence. He has agreed to step down as director of the facility he founded 40 years ago. The charges arose after two special needs teenagers were wrongfully given electrical shocks. Patricia Wen, reporter for the Boston Globe has been covering the controversial center for the past five years and was in the courtroom yesterday.

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Radio Rookies

My Mother's Disease

Friday, October 09, 2009

At 17-years-old, Vikky Cruz struggles to cope with her mother's illness, a rare gentetic disease called neuroacanthytosis, and the ways it's taken over the mother she once knew.

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