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Social Services

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  • 'Jammin' to get encore

    Some four months after finishing his last round of chemotherapy, 6-year-old Julian Dunn has almost an inch of newly grown hair on his head. A year and a half after doctors found a golf-ball sized tumor in Julian's brain, his parents say life is...
  • Culture of caring: Hospitals reaching out to region's cultural diversity

    Culture of caring: Hospitals reaching out to region's cultural diversity
    At Orlando Health, manager of Language Services and Cultural Development Marisol Romany has come up with her own "cultural toolkit" for working with patients of different ethnic and racial backgrounds. In African American families, elders provide...
  • Neighbors

    Two honored for leadership Two Laguna Beach residents, Maya Dunne and Elisa Stipkovich, were each awarded the 2010 Community Beacon Award given by the Orange County Congregation Community Organization for outstanding achievement in community leadership in...
  • Man honored for donating kidney may lose job

    Man honored for donating kidney may lose job
    On Thursday, Dan Coyne is slated to be honored as a humanitarian at a luncheon for Chicago Public Schools social workers. He plans to talk about his decision to donate a kidney to his favorite grocery store clerk. By the end of July, however, Coyne may...
  • Pedro Segarra Poised To Become Hartford Mayor

    Pedro Segarra Poised To Become Hartford Mayor
    When Pedro Segarra stepped off a bus in Hartford more than 30 years ago, he felt an instant connection with the city. Despite having little money and no place to stay, Hartford felt safe to the boy who, at 15, had left the South Bronx to escape the...
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  • Local baker lost everything, built a new business

    Local baker lost everything, built a new business
    Just before Thanksgiving, Anna Lilly sat in a social worker's office asking for food stamps. Fighting back tears, the Newport News mom and wife recited her account balance — $2.18. And, as she told the social worker, nothing was coming in. Eight...
  • 'Mystery Patients' Uncover Medical Errors

    'Mystery Patients' Uncover Medical Errors
    The elderly man was emaciated, so hospital physicians were running a series of tests for cancer, a common cause of weight loss in older patients. Dr. Saul Weiner suspected something else might be going on. "Where are you living?" he remembers inquiring....
  • L.A. County welfare agency refuses to release files on children's deaths

    Los Angeles County's embattled child welfare agency has clamped down on the release of information about 12 recent deaths among children who have passed through the child welfare system. The decision follows a series of articles in The Times last year...
  • Attending college close to home makes good sense for many

    Attending college close to home makes good sense for many
    Whether it's a desire to stay close to family and friends - or factoring in the added stressors of a challenging economy - staying close to home for a private college education makes sense to students on many levels. Recognizing these factors, area...