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Some seniors weigh the idea of ‘rational suicide’

Ten residents slipped away from their retirement community one Sunday afternoon for a covert meeting in a grocery store cafe. They aimed to answer a taboo question: When they feel they have lived long enough, how can they carry out their own swift and peaceful death? The seniors, who live in independent apartments at a...

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Dealing with swimmer’s ear

Swimmer’s ear is a summertime scourge. But while prescription medication is the way to go for a full-blown infection, there are preventive measures you can...