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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. '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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  6. 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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  7. How to Talk to Your Doctor

    April 10, 2000 (Los Angeles) -- If you are getting less attention and help from your doctor than you might like, the findings from a recent study might help you to improve the relationship -- especially if you are 65 or older. The study, published in January in the Journal of the American Geriatrics

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  8. No Trials for the Aging

    April 3, 2000 -- (Great Falls, Mont.) -- A mammogram revealed a small cancerous tumor in Opal Addison's breast, and she opted for a lumpectomy. When her oncologist recommended that she enroll in a clinical trial of an experimental drug to prevent further cancer, Addison (not her real name) readily a

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  9. Silent Symptoms

    Feb. 21, 2000 (San Francisco) -- You'd certainly know if you were having a heart attack, wouldn't you? After all, you couldn't possibly miss symptoms as unmistakable as crushing chest pain or extreme shortness of breath. Or could you? As it turns out, more than one in five peopleover the age of 65 w

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  10. When You Need to Go, Go, Go

    There you are in a deep sleep when it happens again: Themounting pressure on your bladder, the sensation to urinate, the inability to avoid leaking a little before making it to the bathroom. It happens several times a night. And you may have been living with this discomfort and inconvenience for yea

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