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  1. Making the Last Move

    May 8, 2000 -- To join or not to join? To stay in my own home or move to a retirement community? That is the question I faced, when, like so many of us oldies, I found myself alone and ailing after my husband died. Mine was a familiar story. We had retired in Santa Fe to spend our waning years in a

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  2. The Eden Alternative in Action.

    May 1, 2000 (San Francisco) -- Excerpt from the book Life Worth Living, by William H. Thomas, MD: "We did our best to treat his depression and to encourage, cajole, and assist him, but nothing seemed to help. First, he gave up on walking. Then he refused to eat and became confined to his bed. At thi

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  3. Reaching Out to Nursing Home Residents

    May 1, 2000 (San Francisco) -- If you want to improve life for a loved one in a nursing home far away, here are some ideas. First, keep in contact with your loved one: cards, phone calls, and photographs do make a difference. Friends don't need to be around the corner, as long as a strong message of

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  4. Reaching Out to Nursing Home Residents.

    May 1, 2000 (San Francisco) -- If you want to improve life for a loved one in a nursing home far away, here are some ideas. First, keep in contact with your loved one: cards, phone calls, and photographs do make a difference. Friends don't need to be around the corner, as long as a strong message of

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  5. Are Kids Good for Your Health?

    May 1, 2000 (San Francisco) -- Three days before Thanksgiving rolled around last fall, I turned to the section on nursing homes in the Yellow Pages. No, I wasn't scouting out emergency care possibilities for an older relative. I was looking for a place to visit with my 18-month-old twins, a place th

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  6. The Eden Alternative in Action

    May 1, 2000 (San Francisco) -- Excerpt from the book Life Worth Living, by William H. Thomas, MD: "We did our best to treat his depression and to encourage, cajole, and assist him, but nothing seemed to help. First, he gave up on walking. Then he refused to eat and became confined to his bed. At thi

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  7. Your Hearing: Are You Losing It?

    April 24, 2000 (Bethesda, Md.) -- Certain factors point to a possible loss of hearing. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, you should suspect a problem if: You have a problem hearing over the telephone. You have to strain to understand conversations. Yo

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  8. Your Hearing: Are You Losing It?

    April 24, 2000 (Bethesda, Md.) -- Certain factors point to a possible loss of hearing. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, you should suspect a problem if: You have a problem hearing over the telephone. You have to strain to understand conversations. Yo

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  9. Stroke: The Silent Killer

    April 17, 2000 (Great Falls, Mont.) -- The numbers are startling: Every 53 seconds someone in the United States suffers a stroke, and someone dies from one every 3.3 minutes. Strokes afflict a half million people each year, killing about a third of them and disabling another 200,000, according to th

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  10. 'Just Say No' Isn't Enough

    April 17, 2000 (Bethesda, Md.) -- Before her children reached their teens, Barbara Basham, 52, watched for opportunities to teach them about the dangers of drugs. A news story about a celebrity arrested for drunk driving, a television show featuring a character hospitalized for substance abuse, beca

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