Science Diction: The Origin Of The Word 'Epilepsy'
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Could A Lack Of Empathy Explain Cruelty?
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Science Looks At The Sibling Effect
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Recording A Life In One's Final Days
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A child's room is seen in a destroyed home after the tornado passed through Joplin on May 26. The city's residents are still coping with losses from the storm, which damaged or destroyed an estimated 8,000 structures. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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For Joplin's Children, Tornado's Effects Persist
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Nengah, 35, suffers from schizophrenia. Until recently, her family on Bali in Indonesia kept her chained to a concrete pit for nearly a decade. Cokorda Bagus Jaya Lesmana/Courtesy of GlobalPost hide caption

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Kate Frego pins the turban of her mother, Aida Essenburg. Before Essenburg died in July of this year, she sat down with a dignity therapist to record the history of her life in what became a 50-page document. Courtesy of Kate Frego hide caption

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For The Dying, A Chance To Rewrite Life
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PET scans of the brains of a person with normal memory ability and someone diagnosed with Alzheimer's Image courtesy of the National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health hide caption

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Nation's Jails Struggle With Mentally Ill Prisoners
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Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page says if old wounds are holding you back from going to your high school reunion, you're missing out. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Why High School Reunions Are Good For You, Really
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Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt sits with her dog at her home in Knoxville, Tenn. Summitt plans to coach "as long as the good Lord is willing" despite recently being diagnosed with early onset dementia. Debby Jennings/AP/University of Tennessee hide caption

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Diagnosing And Living With Early Onset Dementia
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Many individuals with body dysmorphic disorder turn to plastic surgery. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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When Wanting Beauty Becomes An Unhealthy Obsession
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