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      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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    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. 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. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    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. 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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    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. At last! All the secrets of HAPPINESS explained!

      Kristyn Kusek Lewis Scientists reveal the 12 secrets that keep happy people smiling. What would it take for you to be truly happy? A new house? Flat abs? In this era of reality-show fantasies, extreme gratification seems like the only key to lifelong happiness. But while we’re all for the mood-boost

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