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6/28/2007
Poisonous precautions
By dramatizing snakebite first aid in so many of its old Westerns, Hollywood misinformed audiences for decades.
In classic scenes, the poisonous snake coiled itself and struck, leaving the cowboy to frantically try sucking out the venom, cutting flesh surrounding the fang marks or tightening a tourniquet above the wound.

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6/21/2007
Impending dementia
WASHINGTON — Tiny motion sensors are attached to the walls, doorways and even the refrigerator of Elaine Bloomquist’s home, tracking the seemingly healthy 86-year-old’s daily activity.
It’s like spying in the name of science — with her permission — to see if round-the-clock tracking of elderly people’s movements can provide early clues of impending Alzheimer’s disease.

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6/14/2007
Distorting perceptions
LONGMONT — Therapy helped the woman struggling with a negative body image remember what she wanted to forget: students jeering and calling her “rhino butt” years ago as she walked through her high school cafeteria looking for a seat.
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6/7/2007
Is one of them high?
Once a year or so, Roy Tialavea is summoned from his classes at Oceanside, Calif., High School to report to the athletic director’s office bathroom. He receives a urine specimen cup and heads for a stall.
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5/31/2007
Dealing with Dystonia
As a child, Carol Shannon took so many barbiturates to relieve muscle pain that she couldn’t concentrate in school. By age 5, her head and hands shook uncontrollably; by her mid-30s, she endured episodes in which all her muscles painfully spasmed simultaneously.
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