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Julie Martin, a certified music therapist, works with patients living with Alzheimer’s disease. Photo: Empath Health

Music Soothes As Alzheimer’s Cure Sought

Nearly half a million Floridians today are living with Alzheimer’s. There’s no known cure. But as Health News Florida’s Megan Milanese reports, families are embracing therapies that make the disease a little less painful.
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Timothy Liezert, Orlando VA Medical Center Director (L) and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald (R). Photo: Abe Aboraya

Veterans Affairs Secretary Addresses Reform, Controversy

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald visited Orlando Friday. He has made reforming VA bureaucracy his top goal, but message has been drowned out lately as controversy surrounds comments he made to a homeless vet that he served in special forces – even though he didn’t.
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A memory wall at Soaring Spirits International’s “Camp Widow” showcases special moments with deceased spouses. Photo: Daylina Miller, WUSF News
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Love In the Air at ‘Camp Widow’

Valentine’s Day is almost here. Reminders to buy roses, chocolates or jewelry for that special some one are everywhere. For those whose spouses and partners have died, all that commercialized romance just plain hurts. Health News Florida went to a retreat last week in Tampa, designed to help take the sting out of Cupid’s arrow. Called Camp Widow, the conference lets surviving loved ones laugh and cry through the loss.
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