| May 24, 2010
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...
| May 28, 2010
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...
| Jun 15, 2010
| 5:27 PM
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...
| Jun 23, 2010
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...
| Jul 17, 2010
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.
| Jul 19, 2010
| 6:00 PM
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....
| Feb 13, 2010
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...
| Sep 17, 2009
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...
| Sep 23, 2007
Nancy watches as her home goes up in flames.
She wants to rescue her cat, but two cops at the scene tell her it's too dangerous.
It's just a shack. But Nancy has lived there for more than a decade.
Some 75 yards from the Connecticut River, the 10-by-...