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December 15, 2019  |  Volume 35, Number 22

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Treffert autism center hosts author Temple Grandin

By JULIE MINDA
FOND DU LAC, Wis. — All around her, Temple Grandin sees mounting evidence that too few people are learning to build, plumb, weld, install electrical systems, write computer code or create art. Demand for skilled craftspeople is outstripping supply.
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Saint Joseph Mercy Health makes cancer drug trials more accessible

By LISA EISENHAUER
Over the last 25 years, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System has developed a cancer research program that its creators say nonacademic hospitals across the country could use as a model to give their patients access to the latest cancer trials and experimental treatments.
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Ascension hopes documentary on lives of children in poverty is 'call to action'

By LISA EISENHAUER

The movie is stark, just like the lives of the children it depicts.

The setting is their West Baltimore neighborhood, where streets and alleys are strewn with trash and the windows of many buildings are covered in plywood. Some scenes are filmed in black and white and some in color, but the color scenes seem mostly gray given the bleak surroundings.
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Contemplating what it means to harness one's gifts in service of the Gospel

By KEVIN SEXTON It is an honor to communicate with all of you at Christmastime on behalf of the Catholic Health Association.

Christmas is an ideal time for all of us to reflect on what is most important — what we most aspire to as individuals and what we want Catholic health care to be. The Christmas story provides great guidance. It is a story of hope and optimism in the face of extraordinary challenges, a story focused on others rather than self and a story that demonstrates the tremendous power of humility.
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