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Every Tuesday night, Edith Brookover sets the alarm clock for 5:30 a.m. before she goes to bed. The 90-year-old wants to be sure to be up and all ready to go when her ride gets there at 8 o’clock Wednesday morning to take her to St. Charles Mercy Hospital, where she is a volunteer.

Edith has been volunteering at St. Charles since 1971. Before that, she donated her time at hospitals in Norwalk and in Michigan.

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Living with severe diabetes is something that Elizabeth Gould is trying to get used to.

Gould, of Walbridge, had been diagnosed with diabetes when she was pregnant with her daughter, now 5. “But recently, it has been hitting me with a vengeance,” she said.

Because she has good days and some not-so-good days, Elizabeth has discussed her diabetes with her young daughter. “I told her about my diabetes, where I kept my medication and we also talked about how to call 9-1-1 if there would be an emergency,” she said.

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Peer pressure is probably the most important influence in your teenager’s life. While parental opinions certainly are considered, if only because of the consequences of ignoring them, it’s more often the opinions and actions of peers that help many teens decide virtually everything from hairstyles to clothing choices to academic efforts.       

Often, peer pressure is a good thing that can lead to involvement in sports, religious activities and academic excellence. But peer pressure can also be a negative, especially for a teen lacking in self-confidence and self-esteem, yet anxious to be accepted by others. Negative peer pressure can result in trying to be part of a group rebelling against those things (such as school) about which the teen feels less confident.

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