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Study: Dementia diagnosis doesn’t result in more anxiety, depression; may relieve patients

ST. LOUIS - Doctors often hesitate to tell patients they likely suffer from Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, fearing the news will overwhelm them.

March 28, 2008 | By CHERYL WITTENAUER Associated Press Writer | National

Severed fingers of Americans captured in Iraq reportedly sent to US officials

Severed fingers of five Western contractors were sent to the U.S. military in Iraq, giving the men's relatives hope that they are still alive, a brother of one of the missing men said.

March 28, 2008 | By RASHA MADKOUR Associated Press Writer | National

Rice toughens anti-Chavez talk, urges nations to keep terrorists out

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday urged nations such as Venezuela to meet their U.N. obligations and keep terrorists out of their territories.

March 28, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Florida Democrats to offer plan for vote-by-mail presidential primary

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida's Democratic Party chair urged Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sen. Barack Obama, the national party and her own state's congressional delegation to consider a combined vote-by-mail/in-person plan as a redo of the Jan. 29 presidential primary.

March 28, 2008 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

Stocks fall as dollar slides, gold jumps; S&P estimate of asset write-downs lends some support

NEW YORK - Wall Street fell but recovered from its worst levels Thursday after Standard & Poor's forecast that financial companies are nearing the end of the massive asset write-downs that have devasted the stock and credit markets for months.

March 28, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | National

Dear Abby 3/14

DEAR ABBY: I'm 26 and concerned about my parents' future. They are in their late 40s and have absolutely nothing saved for retirement. Dad has a physically demanding job and won't be able to do it forever, and they are currently in debt up to their ears.

March 28, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break

Ask Dr. Gott 3/14

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 73-year-old male with heart and kidney failure. I am not on dialysis. I take Lasix. I was taking three 80-milligram pills every day for quite some time. One day, I suddenly could not urinate. The following day, the same thing, so I went to the emergency room at my local hospital, where I was catheterized. The doctor then told me I did not have a blockage and that he could find nothing wrong with my blood and urine tests. He told me upon release to reduce my Lasix to one and a half pills ...

March 28, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

Astrograph 3/14

The year ahead will be an excellent time for careful planning and executing projects that take diligence and persistence. If you have the sustained effort to achieve what you carefully lay out, this will be a red-letter year.

March 28, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break

Bridge 3/14

Jean-Paul Sartre wrote, "All human actions are equivalent ... and all are on principle doomed to failure."

March 28, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Police Report - March 14

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

March 28, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report

China report attacks US human rights record as ‘‘tattered and shocking’’

BEIJING - China lashed out Thursday at a U.S. report critical of its human rights record, accusing Washington of causing the modern world's ''biggest human rights tragedy'' in Iraq and of hypocrisy for passing judgment on other nations.

March 28, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Panel calls for focus on fractions, other subjects to shore up nation’s math skills

WASHINGTON - Schools could improve students' sluggish math scores by hammering home the basics, such as addition and multiplication, and increasing the focus on fractions and some geometry, a presidential panel recommended Thursday.

March 28, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Washington

Two defendants in West Virginia torture case sentenced; victim’s mother criticizes prosecutor

LOGAN, W.Va. - Two people accused of taking part in the torture of a young black woman received the maximum sentence possible Thursday, but the victim's mother said it wasn't enough.

March 28, 2008 | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER Associated Press Writer | National

Incoming NY governor says transition is going well, government is stable

ALBANY, N.Y. - Lt. Gov. David Paterson, who will take over as New York's governor following Gov. Eliot Spitzer's dramatic fall from power in a prostitution scandal, rushed off to meet with lawmakers Thursday as he prepared for his transition.

March 28, 2008 | By VALERIE BAUMAN Associated Press Writer | National

In Belgium, refusing polio vaccine for children can mean parents serve jail time

LONDON - As doctors struggle to eradicate polio worldwide, one of their biggest problems is persuading parents to vaccinate their children. In Belgium, authorities are resorting to an extreme measure: prison sentences.

March 27, 2008 | By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

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180 Fitness offers SilverSneakers for seniors

Even though 180 Fitness offers nearly 50 group fitness classes per week, you may not realize that they also offer a program that specifically targets ...

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