A few months following the death of their daughter, a couple decide to adopt a young girl of the same age in order to help solve their building marital problems. The child's medical problems though only make things worse for all concerned.
A man who has become obsessed with his work to the exclusion of everything else, including his wife and son, is forced to re-evaluate his priorities when a mild coronary is found to be caused by a potentially fatal heart condition.
A young English professor develops hypertension while caring for his mentally challenged younger sister. His condition worsens when he realizes she has matured into a young woman and has fallen in love with one of his students.
As a child an army officer transmitted a virus to his younger brother that left him mentally handicapped and led to his death. Now he refuses to accept that his oldest son may have minimal brain damage in case it turns out to be his fault.