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  1. Olympia Dukakis: Health Activist

    You're a health activist. What sparked your interest? My mother suffered from Alzheimer's. And I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in the early 1990s. It's a message to all women that ... it's not an infirmity you have to endure. Something can be done. Did caring for your mother inspire you to do your

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  2. Neil Cavuto Deals With MS

    When news anchor Neil Cavuto was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a decade ago -- after surviving stage IV Hodgkin's lymphoma in the late '80s -- he sought second opinions in New York, Atlanta, Minnesota, and London, in his attempt to refute the undeniable. Ten years later, Cavuto both accepts his

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  3. Work & Multiple Sclerosis

    How to handle workplace issues when you have multiple sclerosis. Elissa Levy, a 37-year-old with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), is living proof of the unpredictability of this progressive neurological disease that affects the central nervous system. Soon after being diagnosed in Janu

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  4. New Thinking About Alzheimer's Treatment

    Using powerful new drug-screening technologies, researchers are identifying dozens, perhaps hundreds of possible targets for drugs aimed at preventing, treating, or slowing the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Many of these compounds appear to work in animals with Alzheimer's-type dementia -

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  5. Keeping Your Brain Fit for Life

    "I used to have a tremendous memory," Maria Luisa Bravo, 72, says wistfully. But a decade ago, the San Francisco woman started having memory loss that comes with aging. She forgot phone numbers, passages that she had just read in books, even where she parked her car. Often, she received parking tick

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  6. Pain and Multiple Sclerosis

    When most people think of multiple sclerosis, they think of a disease that causes symptoms of weakness and motor problems -- not pain. "About 10 or 20 years ago, there was a saying that MS causes all kinds of trouble but doesn't cause pain, which really isn't true," says Francois Bethoux, MD, direct

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  7. A Summer of Fun for Children With ADHD

    Each year, tens of thousands of kids across the U.S. say goodbye to desks and books and hello to summer camp. For most it means a season filled with swimming, softball, arts and crafts, and tons of fun. For some, however -- a select group of children with a behavioral disorder known as attention def

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  8. 6 Tips for Better Time Management

    The simple, unpleasant truth is that we are probably busier than we ever have been. Notwithstanding the fact that little science backs up this notion, the anecdotal evidence is overwhelming.   "You can see it all around us," says Jana Jasper, a New York-based productivity expert and author of Take B

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  9. Is Your Memory Normal?

    They say that memory loss is the second thing to happen as you get older. So what's the first? Umm, I forgot! And actually, by the time you reach the end of this story, you may remember only a fraction of it. Not to worry, you're not alone. Experts say that mild memory loss is perfectly normal -- es

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  10. High Functioning Autism and Aspergers: Technical Smarts

    The Internet can be a social paradise for high-functioning autistic people and people with Asperger's syndrome. Here, the nonverbal niceties of social interaction that they find so perplexing don't apply. People who might strike others as gauche in person often fit in perfectly well on Internet mess

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