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The often misunderstood condition that killed Garry Shandling

The beloved comedian's 2016 death highlights a little known disease

Shandling during the 1994 Emmy Awards rehearsals

In an appearance on Jerry Seinfeld's series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," filmed not long before his death, Garry Shandling mentions he had hyperparathyroidism. “The symptoms are so much like being an older Jewish man, no one noticed!" he jokes. Shandling died at age 66 of a heart attack — one of the many health risks heightened from the disease.

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Theodor Seuss Geisel’s moniker, Dr. Seuss, is an indelible part of any childhood. Born in 1904, his words continue to delight generation after generation of children and adults, enabling them to dream and imagine, explore and create. From his lovable The Cat In The Hat to his perpetually relevant The Lorax, Seuss has entertained through education, twisting, turning, and rhyming words into parables, lessons, and culture. What is a Christmas without the Grinch? Who taught you that even the things you can not see have a need to get protected other than Horton as he hears a Who?

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Earlier this month, “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek made a sobering announcement about his health.

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Why Chaplin’s Speech from The Great Dictator Matters Today

The 1940 film offers wisdom that’s relevant in 2018.

Democracy calls for citizens to take a stand and fight for their beliefs around dinner tables, in public forums, and on social media. But in the Trump era, rancor has eclipsed civil discourse far too often.

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