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American Diabetes Month

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November is American Diabetes Month When you hear the word “diabetes”, chances are it hits home on some level. It may be a loved one, a parent, a friend, or yourself who is living with this disease. They are just one of 34 million Americans living with a diabetes diagnosis. Another 96 million have prediabetes. […]

Breast Cancer Awareness

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month It’s time to speak up about breast cancer, and the month of October is dedicated to doing just that. As the most common form of cancer, it’s likely that someone in your life whom you care for deeply has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Given how prevalent breast cancer is and […]

Breast Cancer Survivors

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Breast Cancer Survivors – A Cut Above the [Breast] As a survivor of breast cancer, few will understand the struggle you endured, but many acknowledge and honor the strength it took to carry on. Alongside the relief and celebration that comes with completing treatment and hearing the long-awaited word “remission” may come a host of […]

World Mental Health Day

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World Mental Health Day With a big initiative to provide education and resources to improve the physical health of more people around the world, the mental health of our society cannot be overlooked in achieving this goal. World Mental Health Day, which falls within Mental Illness Awareness Week, is a dedicated day that is honored […]

Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

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Listening to Your Heart – Atrial Fibrillation Everyone knows about heart attacks… but have you ever heard of atrial fibrillation? Despite being the most common heart arrhythmia (meaning irregular heartbeat) that is medically treated and being the cause for 1 in 7 strokes, most people aren’t familiar with atrial fibrillation. Surveys have revealed that even […]

Sepsis Awareness Month

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Sepsis Awareness Think back through your lifetime, and you can likely recall a time during which you experienced an infection. Virtually everyone has. We often brush off the minor ones, such as a small cut from gardening or a burn from cooking dinner, either of which could become infected. We also occasionally are burdened with […]

World Alzheimer’s Month

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Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s Dementia is a broad term, classifying a number of disorders that all impair cognition, thinking skills, behaviors, social skills and relationships in different ways. General signs and symptoms of dementia include trouble remembering things that just happened or happened recently, regularly misplacing everyday items like a wallet or keys, trouble planning meals […]

Pain Awareness Month

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Pain Management in Hospice In today’s day and age, it’s highly likely that you, a loved one, a family member, a friend, a neighbor or a coworker are dealing with chronic pain – and you’re by no means alone. It’s estimated that over 50 million Americans are affected by chronic pain, and over 20 million […]

Relax, Let’s Talk About Stress Management!

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Relax, Let’s Talk About Stress Management! Stress. Something most of us are probably a little more familiar with than we’d like to be. Whether it comes from scrambling to meet deadlines, financial distress, family feuds, social dynamics, or in the form of something else entirely, you can probably name five things that are stressing you […]

Speech Therapy

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Speech Therapy We as humans are a community that thrives on the ability to communicate with those around us. With many means of communicating, our voices, the ability to speak, serve as an especially valuable and empowering tool that cannot be taken for granted.   There are certain conditions that threaten to take away our […]