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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Can Baseball Become an Addiction?

    In the movie Fever Pitch, the main character is so obsessed with the Boston Red Sox that several girlfriends have left him. When he finally gets another girlfriend, he chooses a Red Sox home game over a free trip to Paris with her. The movie is billed as a comedy, but Stephen Lombardi saw too much o

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Reuniting Families After Katrina's Chaos

    In the chaos of Hurricane Katrina, secure family ties unraveled. Teens were airlifted from rooftops while their parents stayed behind. Toddlers wandered unaccompanied on freeways. Mothers were forced to leave sick babies inside hospitals while they fled to safety with their other children. For the f

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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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