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September 30, 2005

Lingering Longer: Who Will Care?

... we must also remember that the challenges of an aging society are finally not economic and institutional but ethical and existential. Against our confidence in mastery and control, we need to remember that old age and dying are not problems to be solved but human experiences that must be faced. (Washington Post)

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September 27, 2005

87-Year Old Yoga Teacher an Inspiration to Others

The first sign of trouble came when Tao Porchon-Lynch, the 87-year-old yoga teacher whom Results the Gym on Capitol Hill flew in last week from Manhattan, showed up for class wearing stretch slacks, a slinky top and strappy three-inch heels. (Washington Post)

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September 26, 2005

Don Adams of "Get Smart" Dead at 82

Don Adams, the wry-voiced comedian who starred as the fumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart in the 1960s TV spoof of James Bond movies, "Get Smart," has died. He was 82. (

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September 22, 2005

Flu Vaccine Less Effective in Elderly

Vaccines are less effective at protecting the elderly from influenza than has been thought, and some of the drugs commonly used to treat the flu are losing their power at a surprisingly fast rate, according to two new studies. (Washington Post)

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September 20, 2005

Simon Wiesenthal Dies at the Age of 96

Simon Wiesenthal, the Holocaust survivor who helped track down numerous Nazi war criminals following World War II, then spent the later decades of his life fighting anti-Semitism and prejudice against all people, died Tuesday, officials of the Simon Wiesenthal Center announced. He was 96. (

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