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Two Questions For Your Doctor Before A Colonoscopy

Before a colonoscopy, ask the doctor about his or her detection rate for polyps. And find out how long, on average, the doctor keeps the scope inside the patient. About 10 minutes is the optimal duration, a recent analysis says.
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Baby Boom Money Squeeze Is Set To Get Tighter

As this immense generation keeps aging, most will end up with dementia or other disabilities that require costly care. For individuals, families and taxpayers, this demographic shift will drain dollars and attention, and force extremely difficult decisions about living arrangements, as well as end-of-life care.
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Mental Illness Is Up Close In One Actor's Family

Jessie Close was diagnosed with depression in the 1980s, bipolar disorder in the 1990s and then in 2004, after a trip to the hospital, she was finally diagnosed as "bipolar I with psychotic tendencies." Her experience helped motivate sister Glenn Close to work on raising awareness of mental illness.
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Potty Talk For The Greater Good

Among advocates for improving sanitation through better toilet access, the only question is whether to play it straight or joke about the john. Pretty much everyone seems to give in to humor.
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Glenn Close's Family On Coping With Mental Illness

Acclaimed actress Glenn Close is a strong advocate for mental health issues. That's partly because her younger sister Jessie lives with bipolar disorder, and Jessie's son has schizoaffective disorder. Host Michel Martin recently discussed the stigmas of mental health with Glenn Close. Martin now speaks with Jessie Close and her son, Calen Pick.
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Beset With Bedbugs? Don't Bother With Bug Bombs

Bug bombs may sound like a high-powered way to deal with a bedbug infestation. But research shows the pesticide fog they create doesn't have faze the tiny pests. And it turns out, the insecticides may only serve to stir up the bugs.

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