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  1. Mind Matters: Unhappy Holidays?

    Your holiday fantasy: You settle into a comfy chair with your feet up, a cup of eggnog in hand, firelight warming the room. Scents of rare and wonderful foods drift through your perfectly decorated house. You are comforted by thoughts of peace on earth, goodwill toward all, family harmony, and merry

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  2. WebMD Checkup

    Tell us about your new book, Symptoms of Withdrawal: A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption. Ralph Waldo Emerson said that all of us have one great book in us-Symptoms of Withdrawal is mine. It's a series of the snapshots of my life and explores themes of family, addiction, fatherhood, success, and ma

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  3. Patient Matters: Family Exam

    Home for the holidays? Celebrating the season with your family is an ideal time to check on the health and well-being of your parents and other elderly relatives, especially if you live far away. What should you look for? Look at the layout and features of your parent's home. Are stairs becoming a p

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  4. Navigating Life's Potholes

    On the big road of life, there isn't any bigger pothole than worrying about the little things. You get so little from it. I was reminded of this recently when I noticed a little bump on my face. That was followed by a mole on my neck that just didn't look right to my mom. So off to the skin doctor I

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  5. Health Benefits of a Sincere Apology

    We all know the feeling. You gossiped and the person found out. You helped yourself to something that wasn't yours (such as someone's spouse). You stole. You lied. You read your child's diary. It never sits quite right -- you toss, you turn in bed, you have that sinking feeling in your chest, you ea

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  6. Helping Loved Ones Make Tough Health Changes

    Whether it's the smoker with the incessant cough or the diabetic person who ends every dinner with a sugary dessert, we all know someone who blatantly ignores pressing health concerns. It's particularly painful to witness a loved one refuse to make necessary, maybe even lifesaving, behavior changes.

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  7. When Health Fears Are Overblown

    Halloween isn't the only time monsters jump out of closets. Various health bogeymen jump out of the newspaper pages every day! Threats are raised but seldom discounted if new information emerges. Or fear is free form, vaguely touching everything we eat, or every breath and pill we take. Some example

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  8. Everyone Loves Crime -- on TV

    On any given night, Americans are glued to their TV sets to watch the good guys trying to catch the bad ones. On Sunday night, there's CBS's Cold Case, where detectives solve crimes from the past and on Monday's, there is NBC's Medium, a series in which a soccer mom/psychic helps the district attorn

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  9. 9/11 to Katrina: America's Resilience Shines

    As the disaster of Katrina unfolds, Americans face other grim memories. This weekend marks the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy. The world is full of tragedy, suffering, and despair. Yet amid it all, there is one common thread -- the resilience of the human spirit. How is it that human bei

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  10. Hurricane Katrina's Little Heroes

    With great tragedy often comes great heroism. And in this sense, Hurricane Katrina is no exception. While heroes come in all shapes and sizes, many children seem to be rising to this occasion. Whether it's the poignant image of a 6-year-old boy holding a 5-month-old and leading a group of five toddl

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