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  • Autism groups focus on needs of grandparents

    December 18, 2008 | 2:34 am

    When Louise Beckman mentioned Chanukah to her toddler granddaughter two years ago, the child's repeated response was: "No presents."

    Beckman felt rejected.

    Her granddaughter, who was diagnosed with autism, has improved her ability to communicate with others due to early intervention...

  • Groups offer hope and support for advanced breast cancer patients

    By Francesca Lunzer Kritz

    October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Ever since Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards, announced that her breast cancer had recurred and was treatable, but not curable, breast cancer organizations have been fielding questions from women -- both from cancer patients and from women...
  • Running Out of Time

    By Sharon Samber

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    A group of Jewish women of all ages and backgrounds meets regularly in Brooklyn to discuss the domestic abuse they have suffered.

    One woman in her 30's was emotionally, verbally and financially abused by her husband of eight years, who beat her after she became pregnant. With the help...

  • The Force Behind ‘The Group Room’

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Some people take lemons and make lemonade. Selma Schimmel took a diagnosis of cancer and turned it into a vast support network which has changed the lives of thousands of people.

    Schimmel, 45, is the creator and executive producer of "The Group Room," the only nationally syndicated...

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