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Managing Grief

Managing Grief

The thing about grief is that we may not even realize that’s what we’re feeling. Often, we tie it to a significant loss – such as the death of a loved one or a beloved pet. But feelings of grief can also result from a medical issue ...
9/23/2019 | Managing Grief

What is a Goiter?

What is a Goiter?

Some people in the United States may remember taking iodine pills or hearing their parents describe taking daily iodine pills. A few generations ago, these pills were a common remedy to reduce the risk of goiters. They were especially important in re...
9/10/2019 | What is a Goiter?

Managing the Guilt That Can Arise After Surviving Cancer

Managing the Guilt That Can Arise After Surviving Cancer

Cancer patients unsurprisingly rejoice if they receive news from their physician that they have been cured of their disease or have entered long-term remission. But it is also common to experience feelings of guilt, especially if someone they met dur...
9/06/2019 | Managing the Guilt That Can Arise After Surviving Cancer

Autumn and Winter Safety Checklist: Preventing Falls

Autumn and Winter Safety Checklist: Preventing Falls

The weather is growing cooler, the days shorter and the air crisper. As we adjust to the changes of autumn, it’s an ideal time to make small changes to avoid falls. The following checklist will help you prepare yourself for the season. &nb...
9/05/2019 | Autumn and Winter Safety Checklist: Preventing Falls

Keeping Your Parents Safe from Falling

Keeping Your Parents Safe from Falling

Taking steps to reduce fall risks will not only keep your parents safe, but it will give you peace of mind. Falls can happen under the best of conditions, but you can eliminate the number of risks by using common sense and a bit of planning.&nbs...
9/05/2019 | Keeping Your Parents Safe from Falling

Staying Active Can Prevent Falls

Staying Active Can Prevent Falls

As children, we are fearless. We run from place to place, climb trees and jump off rocks. We never worry about missing a step or falling. As we get older, our bodies natural ability to balance declines. Without balance we become unsteady on our feet ...
9/05/2019 | Staying Active Can Prevent Falls

 

 

 

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