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Elder abuse research yields new evidence on incidence, risks, outcomes

June 16, 2017, 11:38 am by ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine

As World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is observed on June 15, new study data from the Chinese community in Chicago is shedding light on the impact of elder abuse in America.


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