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    1. Caring for the Caregiver

      Nov. 5, 2001 - Vivian Ames knows too well how life can turn upside down. She was single, in her 30s, living and working in San Francisco. Her folks were in San Diego, hundreds of miles away. She was their only child; they were "older" when she was born. And as they aged -- as their health deteriorat

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    2. Growing Older, Staying Strong.

      Oct. 29, 2001 -- Yetta H. Appel, DSW, has been through treatment for colon cancer, a broken leg, and cataract surgery. She nursed her husband, Hy, through Parkinson's disease until his death. None of these recent events kept her from celebrating her 78th birthday in Lithuania, during a trip to honor

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    3. The Hardest Job a Man May Ever Have

      Oct. 15, 2001 -- Don E. Duckett, Ralph Eikenberry, Gary Barg, and Paul Lindsley have never met, yet they have walked in each others' shoes. They are all caregivers for a wife or relative. The National Family Caregivers Association says that results of a recent survey it conducted suggest that about

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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