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The new lie detector? (access required)

A form of Magnetic Resonance Imaging called the "functional MRI," or fMRI, is being marketed to lawyers and judges as the real deal in lie detection.Unlike a polygraph, the fMRI looks directly at brain functioning, not secondary effects associated with ...

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Expunged records a thing of the past? (access required)

Arizona National Guard troops fed women and children In dozens of states across the country, individuals convicted of certain crimes can ask to have their criminal records wiped clean. By having their records expunged, they effectively get a new lease ...

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More states offer choice in long-term care (access required)

After Anna G., a 74-year-old New Jersey woman, suffered a stroke, she needed help with bathing, dressing, food shopping, laundry, meal preparation and housekeeping. Her state Medicaid plan covered the cost of a home-health care worker to provide those services, ...

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Art helps dementia patients (access required)

Bob Pheatt moves his hand along the smooth metal. Alvina Alvarez knocks on it with her knuckles. “They had to arc weld that from the inside,” Bob says confidently, admiring Tempe artist Gary Slater’s stainless steel sculpture in the Scottsdale ...

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