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    Houston Chronicle overviews the state of Texas' efforts to help abused children; finds those efforts are hindered by high caseloads and poor training of state staff, Oct. 27 - 31, 1991.
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    Houston Chronicle reports on the widespread use of midwives, who operate in Texas without education or training and are totally unregulated, Feb. 24 - 26, 1991.
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    American College of Physicians (Philadelphia) reports on the growing debate in the medical community regarding foreign medical graduates in internal medicine, who suffer racism and a society that does not understand their problems; there is concern within the medical profession over substandard training that they might receive, March 1991.
  • Medical Alert Devices

    Inside Edition uncovers consumer fraud and unethical sales practices by a company that sells personal emergency response equipment to the elderly; reporter gained employment with the company and viewed their training seminars, which taught new employees how to lie to elderly patrons and frighten them into purchasing a highly over-priced product, Oct. 30, 1990.
  • Elderly, Infirm Fall Prey to 'Trusted' Health Aides

    Asbury Park Press investigates home health care; as the population ages, entrepreneurs are jumping into the market, but some question the training and ethics of healthcare aides.
  • Where the C-J's Statistics Come From

    Louisville Courier-Journal uses computer tapes to compare the educational progress of black and white students 10 years after enforced busing began; found that black students weren't faring nearly as well white students in reading, math or college entrance exams, and that vocational training programs for low-paying jobs were full of black students, while white students studied data processing, health careers and electronics; found that the school system was failing to measure the progress of black students, August 1985.
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    Wall Street Journal finds that too often, coroners and medical examiners lack training in forensics--the scientific investigation of crime--even though they often play a critical role in examining evidence, Dec. 16, 1988.
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    Press and Sun Bulletin (Binghamton, N.Y.) finds it can take up to 27 minutes for emergency care to reach a patient in rural areas; compares service among areas; talks about changing needs for training and volunteers, July 17, 1988.
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    Times-Picayune (New Orleans) reports on alleged patronage in the New Orleans JTPA, a federal job training program, Nov. 19, 1989.
  • PART1: INVESTIGATIVE UNIT COMPOSITE; PART 2: EXPECTING A MIRACLE

    WNEV-TV (Boston) finds the reality of in-vitro fertilization different from the lore--nine out of 10 couples don't bring home babies; discovered few industry standards, no specialized training, and misleading advertising, July 24 - 26, 1989.