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Duck gets 3-D-printed replacement for foul foot

Buttercup the duckling hatched in November last year with one foul foot — his left flipper bent backwards and faced the wrong way. When his caregivers discovered he had trouble walking, they decided to suit him up with a replacement. Since custom-made feet are hard to come by, Buttercup's caretaker Full story

Two-fifths of U.S. adults care for sick, elderly relatives

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four in 10 U.S. adults are now caring for a sick or elderly family member as more people develop chronic illnesses and the population ages, a new study has found. Full story

Leeza Gibbons on turning a mess into success

   TV personality and author Leeza Gibbons advises that it’s never too late to change your life and pursue a new dream or goal in her new book, “Take 2.” She tells Kathie Lee and Hoda that she wrote it after realizing she needed to “show up” in her own life.

Number of abused U.S. children unchanged since 2008

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of U.S. children who were exposed to violence, crime and abuse in 2011 was essentially unchanged from 2008, according to a new government survey. Full story

First-hand account of living with Alzheimer's

   Challenges facing caregivers and those living with dementia. NBC News' Erika Edwards reports.

A New Take on Aging, From Silicon Valley

A senior home care franchise based in Palo Alto, Calif., and run by young staffers is looking to give its elderly clientele five-star treatment. Full story

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New report brings domestic work conditions out of the shadows

Childhood Neglect Linked With Stroke Risk

Spanking, Hitting Kids in Public Surprisingly Common, Study Finds

Tech Exec's Family Inspires a Senior-Care Business

Millions now manage aging parents' care from afar

Kids' Spatial Skills Improve When Parents Use Certain Words

NYT: Damaged soldiers, interrupted family life

Caregiver: Forest boy 'like a normal teenager'

Grandparents play a bigger role in child-rearing

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  'I take better care of everyone else than I do myself'

A single father and sole caregiver to his mother suffering from Alzheimer's, Troy Prater is one of a growing number of caregivers providing care to two generations. 

  Caregiving: 'An everyday, nonstop, all waking hours job'

The Alzheimer's Association's Maria Carillo describes the difficulties the disease poses not only to those who suffer from it, but to caregivers. 

  'Caregiving can be incredibly stressful'

The latest poll of boomer caregivers between the ages of 40 and 60 indicates many of these caregivers are not only caring for their elderly parents, but also children -- and even grandchildren. AARP expert Amy Goyer explains these guardians tend to feel extremely isolated and more than half feel the

  Rise of the ‘manny’: Male caregivers in demand

For a working parent, finding a trustworthy person to care for your child is an important task, and lately, more applicants than ever for nanny positions are men. Shawn Bean of Parenting magazine and “mannies” Dan Atkinson and Juan Reyes chat about the trend.

  Making the grade at grandparenting school

As NBC’s Kevin Tibbles reports, some first-time grandparents are taking refresher courses to be better caregivers, many years after nurturing their own newborn children.

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