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Advice For The Golden Years: 'Don't Ever Retire Mentally'

Tell Me More's end-of-life series continues with Washington-area 80-somethings talking about the realities of retirement with Michel Martin.
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After A Half-Million Cholera Cases, Vaccination Will Begin In Haiti

The goal of the vaccinators isn't to stop cholera in its tracks. They can't do that in Haiti with only enough vaccine for 100,000 people. The aim is to show the world that vaccination against the illness can be done.
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Have Younger Friends When Aging, Seniors Advise

A diverse group of seniors recently sat down with Michel Martin for Tell Me More's series about aging and the end of life. Gerry Elliott, Krishna Roy and Reverend Rhoda Nixon are from a Washington D.C.-based retirement community. They share personal stories of what growing older means for them, and what triumphs and difficulties they've faced.
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Look Around: 1 In 10 Americans Takes Antidepressants

Antidepressant use has surged almost 400 percent since the early 1990s. Women and adolescent girls are 2 1/2 times more likely than men and adolescent boys to be taking one of the pills.
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Real 'Sybil' Admits Multiple Personalities Were Fake

In Sybil Exposed, Debbie Nathan explores the life of Shirley Mason — the psychiatric patient whose life was portrayed in the 1973 book and 1976 TV movie. Mason later admitted to her psychiatrist that she'd made the whole thing up — but not before the story manufactured a psychiatric phenomenon.
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To Curb Abortions, Opponents Focus On The 'Supply-Side'

Abortion opponents in several states are making an aggressive new thrust at the procedure by focusing on the "supply-side" of abortions: the doctors, hospitals and clinics that provide the services. And the strategy may prove effective.
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Heart Failure Lands Fewer Seniors In Hospital

A decline in the admission of Medicare patients to hospitals for treatment of heart failure saves at least $4.1 billion a year, a new study finds. Better treatment of coronary artery disease and high blood pressure may help explain the decline.

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