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Elizabeth Cooney is a health reporter for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
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Monday, July 9, 2007
In case you missed it: health law outreach, Mars rovers, fresh air
Dozens of groups across the state are taking a more personal approach to getting the word out about the state's new health insurance requirement, reaching people in their homes, their favorite restaurants, their health centers, and their churches and helping them sign up, Alice Dembner writes in Saturday's Globe.
Short jaunts on Mars are long on discovery, Colin Nickerson reports in Sunday's Globe.
A bill pending in the Legislature that would require psychiatric hospitals to provide patients like Gigi Alley (at right in photo, with daughter Rose) with a right long enjoyed by prison inmates: daily access to the outdoors, Felicia Mello writes in Sunday's Globe. The legislation has met with opposition from medical centers and raised questions about the proper balance between patients' autonomy and doctors' clinical judgment.