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          "How Did Our Son Go from College-Bound Star Athlete to a Homeless 'Moocher' Sleeping in a Tool Shed?"

          October 13, 2015


          Rachael and her husband, Tino, sit face to face with their 22-year-old son, Ian, who they say went from being a star student and athlete to a “moocher” who now sleeps in their tool shed! They say Ian dropped out of college, quit his job and moved home, but when he wouldn’t work or return to school, they kicked him out. To get Ian to leave, Rachael and Tino say they had to get a temporary restraining order and call the cops to have him escorted out.
          Ian says it’s outrageous that his own parents would throw him out — making him homeless with a criminal record and forcing him to sneak into their tool shed at night just to have a place to sleep.
          Rachael and Tino say they are not only concerned about the changes in Ian’s path, but also his personality — claiming that Ian may be delusional because, as Ian admits, he has even accused them of raping him — an accusation they absolutely say is false and that Ian himself questions. Could there be a deeper problem at play?
          Can Dr. Phil help this family come together to make a life plan for Ian? And, will Ian ever return to the person his parents say he used to be?

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          Breast Cancer in the Workplace

          A recent survey commissioned by Pfizer and Cancer and Careers found that 77 percent of working women with breast cancer feel that working aids in their recovery — a view also shared by healthcare professionals. But facing breast cancer in the work place is not always easy.
          In the video below, Dana, a breast cancer survivor, shares her story, and Pfizer’s Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., offers advice for balancing your health and career after a diagnosis.


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