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He’s not a patient, but plays one for class

Students studying geriatrics in Maine live for weeks in N.E. nursing homes

Medical student Matt Sharbaugh is spending two weeks as a patient at the Old Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea. Professor Marilyn Gugliucci, portrayed his adult daughter. Medical student Matt Sharbaugh is spending two weeks as a patient at the Old Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea. Professor Marilyn Gugliucci, portrayed his adult daughter. (Photos By Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
By June Q. Wu
Globe Correspondent / July 19, 2010

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Matthew Sharbaugh checked himself into a nursing home recently, complaining of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease, congestive heart failure, and right-side weakness from a recent stroke. He is 24. (Full article: 1033 words)

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