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  1. Prescription for Trouble?

    She's a 70-year-old grandmother and retired hospital social worker who requests anonymity because earlier this year, she committed the first crime in her life: She had drugs smuggled in from Colombia. Not cocaine or marijuana, but Lamisil tablets to treat a stubborn toenail fungus. "At my local phar

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  2. Holiday Travel Advisory

    As the busy holiday season approaches, thousands of airline travelers get ready to tackle the lines and delays. Thousands more are braving the trains and buses and automobiles to be with family and friends. But beware, travel today is fraught with long delays at check-in, on the tarmac, and on the r

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  3. You're Never Too Old for a Good Laugh

    Aug. 25, 2003 -- An elderly gentleman and a young whippersnapper walk into a bar. The bartender cracks a wry joke, but only the young one laughs. But a minute later when the young guy slips off his stool, the old guy lets out a howl of laughter. What gives? Turns out the older fellow hadn't really l

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  4. Aging Gracefully and Naturally

    Throughout the ages, people have been searching for the elusive "Fountain of Youth." And this desire for a magical place, pill, or tonic that can prevent or reverse the effects of aging has sired a new, and growing, field of medicine -- antiaging medicine. These days, there is a plethora of alternat

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  5. Aging Gracefully and Naturally

    Throughout the ages, people have been searching for the elusive "Fountain of Youth." And this desire for a magical place, pill, or tonic that can prevent or reverse the effects of aging has sired a new, and growing, field of medicine -- antiaging medicine. These days, there is a plethora of alternat

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  6. Older Drivers: The Car Key Decision

    When a police cruiser drove up to the Casa del Rio retirement community in Peoria, Ariz., assistant manager Debra Gauthier wasn't a bit surprised to see Mr. C, as she calls him, sitting in the back seat. The 93-year-old resident was being brought home by the authorities because he had parked his car

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  7. Diseases From Animals: A Primer

    They come from giant Gambian rats and fuzzy bunnies. They come from puppies and pythons. Whether the animal is friend or food or foe, it can carry dangerous diseases. There are at least 39 important diseases people catch directly from animals. There are at least 48 important diseases people get from

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  8. 'Say What?!'

    If you're in or approaching middle age and were raised on ear-splitting concerts by bands such as Grand Funk Railroad and Led Zeppelin, today you might find hearing loss an unwelcome fact of life. More often than you'd like, you may strain to hear conversations and music that once were as clear and

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  9. Healthy Food for Living Longer

    We all know about the kinds of foods that may contribute to shortened, less healthy lives. Pork rinds, charred meat and lard, these kinds of things. But are there foods for living longer? There is no shortage of people who will be happy to sell you a specific supplement or food that they claim will

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  10. How Many Drugs Are You Taking?

    If you're over 65, odds are you're taking at least five or six medications every day. Do you know what they're doing to your body? You probably don't, and your doctor might not either. "The average person over 65 now uses seven different medications per day, four prescribed and three over-the-counte

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