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  1. Once Upon a Time -- Again

    Oct. 1, 2001 -- First, there's the photograph: an old black and white shot of a man riding a bicycle on a high-wire stretched between two New York City skyscrapers. Then there's the story behind it. It goes something like this: "The picture takes place recently in New Bern; you can tell it's recent

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  2. Dizziness Not Always Child's Play

    Sept. 17, 2001 -- At first, Diane Tucker just felt a little dizzy once in a while. Then the spells got worse. "It would come on out of the clear blue," Tucker tells WebMD. "I remember being at a movie when I just started feeling nauseous. My husband had to carry me home. There was no way I could wal

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  3. The Importance of Being -- Married

    There are many good reasons to choose wisely and carefully when picking a spouse -- not the least of which is that you'll be spending an awful lot of time with them in both the near and distant future, possibly even raising children together. So you want to find someone with whom you are compatible,

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  4. Nothing to Fear but Pain Itself

    Aug. 13, 2001 -- Oncology nurse specialist Carol Blecher, RN, MS, AOCN, knows the face of pain and the face of fear. Cancer, says Blecher, is not a gentle, silent enemy but rather a painful, raging foe, which must be fought with powerful weapons that often cause their own unremitting pain. So easing

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  5. Disability's in Eye of Beholder

    As a volunteer at a visual rehabilitation center in Boston, Elaine knows that people with limited vision don't have to lead limited lives. Her life certainly hasn't been limited, despite the fact that she has severe loss of vision in both eyes -- one from a retinal detachment, and the other from mac

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  6. A Bitter Pill to Swallow

    July 16, 2001 -- Sandra Allen was a young pharmacist, with five years' experience under her belt, when she made her first mistake: Instead of giving a customer the correct dose for his medication, she misread the prescription and gave him 10 times the proper amount. The man ended up in the emergency

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  7. Senior Gamblers Testing the Odds

    July 2, 2001 -- If you've been to a casino lately, you've no doubt seen them: senior citizens piling out of buses and filing up before beckoning blackjack tables and slot machines. And besides casino gaming, there's bingo just about every night of the week, and state and national lottery games galor

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  8. Ain't Parenting Grand?

    June 4, 2001 -- A few weeks ago 3-year-old Ryan Butts celebrated a major accomplishment: He made a peanut butter sandwich by himself -- with no help from "Mom," who was watching from an arm's length away in their Mountain Home, Ark., kitchen. Geri Butts, 54, says witnessing that culinary feat was a

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  9. Age-Old Medicine

    May 21, 2001 -- As America continues to get grayer, much research is looking at ways to increase seniors' quality of life through physical means, such as weight-resistance training and Tai Chi. But a growing group of professionals are concerned for the mental health of seniors and the question of wh

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  10. The New and Improved Senior Center

    May 7, 2001 -- We all have an internalized, TV-movie-of-the-week image of the typical senior center -- long, bleak corridors, dim lighting, drab colors, morose residents. Not a very pretty picture -- but it's one that is rapidly changing as a coalition of architects, designers, healthcare providers,

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