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    Plain Dealer (Cleveland) examines military colleges; while students receive free tuition, room and board, health care, and salaries--all at taxpayer expense--most leave the military as soon as they can; also, the students receiving the free ride are usually the ones who could afford to pay, Dec. 17 - 21, 1989.
  • Organ Donors

    WBUR Radio (Boston) airs a three-part series connecting the national shortage of donor organs to physicians ignoring laws that require them to inform families of suitable donors about donation, Sept. 5 - 7, 1989.
  • Prescription for Death.

    WRC investigates deaths, serious injuries and lifelong disabilities that occur when people take a combination of medications. They looked at patient, doctor and pharmacy mistakes. They showed undereducated, untrained and sloppy doctors who are dealing in a profit making business the cuts corners and is prone to mistakes.
  • Inside the Women's Prison.

    WKRN goes inside the women's prison and investigates sex between guards and prisoners and inmate health care. Some sick inmates are seen as "fakers," and denied health care.
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    Asbury Park (N.J.) Press investigates home health care workers hired to look after the elderly; some have lengthy criminal records and many senior citizens are robbed, neglected and abused by their caretakers, November 1989.
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    Houston Chronicle reports that children are being placed unnecessarily in private psychiatric hospitals partly because of the hard-sell advertising that prompts parents to admit kids even if they aren't ill; health companies are limiting treatment payments because of the abuse, May 14 - 16, 1989.
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    Regardie's discusses the disputes between Pittston Coal Co. and the United Mine Workers over health care benefits; documents the company's attempt to break the union by portraying union members as radicals, November 1989.
  • "HOMECARE NIGHTMARE"

    WKBW-TV (Buffalo, N.Y.) sets up an apartment with a one-way mirror, money lying around and actors pretending to be home health care clients; half of the home care workers hired tried to take some of the money, Feb. 29 - March 2, 1988.
  • Medical Mix-up

    WKBW discovered that the medical records library at the Veterans' Administration Hospital was in disarray. This lead to problems for patients visiting doctors... who had inadequate care or none at all because their records were misplaced or in poor order.
  • Conception or Deception?

    "'Conception or Deception' was the result of a two-month investigation into the practices of a world-renowned fertility specialist who preys on the desperation of infertile women by leading them to believe they are pregnant when they are not. ... Our investigation discovered how now deceives women by using a hormone that stimulates pregnancy, a series of fake sonograms and a novel explanation of how babies simply absorb into the mother's system."