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Stories with subject: Self-improvement
  • Marathon bystanders deal with mental health issues 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 10:10 am
  • BOSTON - Nicole O'Neil was standing about 150 feet from where the second bomb detonated at last year's Boston Marathon. She wasn't physically injured, but, nearly one year later, the 34-year-old Charlestown photographer says she hasn't fully recovered.

  • At-home mothers on the rise, new research shows 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:28 pm
  • NEW YORK - The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full-time with their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.

  • Retirees help caregivers cope with hospital stays 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 2:22 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Edwin Pacheco was in and out of the hospital for months. He'd survived one organ transplant and desperately needed another. But he wasn't the only one suffering. Few people asked how his wife was holding up as she kept vigil, cornered hard-to-understand doctors and held job and family together.

  • Va. man turns to W.Va. hospital for kidney help 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 9:22 am
  • BECKLEY, West Virginia - There's a saying in Terry Russell's trade: "We sell the Earth and everything upon it." In fact, the auctioneer from Galax, Virginia, claims the only objects he hasn't yet swapped are a ship and a locomotive. Still, the man known for procuring virtually anything was helpless to access the one item that could save his life - a kidney.