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Celebrating the Holidays as a Caregiver: Why is it so hard?  

Holiday expectations can change dramatically for someone who becomes a caregiver for a loved one. It can be difficult for those who are not caregivers to realize just how difficult the holidays can be for a caregiving household. While each caregiving situation is unique in some ways, there are also common factors that can make the situation easier more difficult.    The relationship between […]

Tips for Eating and Drinking During Cancer Treatment 

It’s important to eat well and stay hydrated during cancer treatments. However, as many cancer patients know, one of the side effects of cancer treatment is a loss of appetite. These effects can be severe, with nausea and vomiting, or they can result from changes in the way food tastes […]

How to Choose a Treadmill

Before you start reading treadmill reviews, there are a few questions you need to ask yourself.   Where will I Put it?   Do you have enough dedicated floorspace for a 7 by 3’ machine? If not, consider looking at folding treadmills that can fold down when in use and then fold up against a […]

What to do when your child has a sore throat

When a child gets a sore throat, the first concern for many parents is, “Is it strep throat?”   This is a valid concern, given the serious consequences of leaving strep throat (caused by the streptococcus bacteria) untreated. The good news is that most sore throats in children are caused by viruses, not strep.   A viral sore […]

Menopause and Insomnia

The transition into menopause involves many changes, including changes in how well we sleep. As menopause approaches, women may have more difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. When they wake up, they often don’t feel well-rested.   Sleeplessness doesn’t just leave us feeling “out of sorts”. It’s also associated with a higher risk for depression, diabetes and high blood pressure.   If you’re having trouble sleeping […]

Protect Your Blood Pressure, Protect Your Brain 

Most people know that high blood pressure is bad for the heart, but many people don’t realize that it is also bad for the brain. High blood pressure can cause the blood vessels in the brain to become narrow or damaged. When this happens, the brain may not get enough blood to stay healthy. Brain cells may […]

What to Expect When You Bring a Loved One Home after a Suicide Attempt 

When you take a loved one to the ER after a suicide attempt, the visit is extremely stressful but it can also be a relief. As long as you’re at the ER someone else is in charge. While you’re there, once the physical crisis is over, you know that your loved one is safe.   When the ER staff has done […]

5 Hobbies that Relieve Stress 

Fishing  Whether holding a pole or tossing an elegant cast into a trout stream, fishing is truly a “zen” hobby. Water is a calming element, relaxing to sit beside and calming to touch, as long as it’s not too cold. Instead of causing stress, the very uncertainty of fishing gives […]

Adjusting to the Time Change

Next Sunday morning at 2 am, Daylight Savings Time will end and the clock will move forward an hour. While an extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning sounds great, the time change isn’t all good news. Fortunately, using this next week to prepare can help minimize the downside.   Loss of sleep is common with both the spring […]

“Over the Road” Health is an Uphill Journey

A national survey conducted in 2010 showed that truck drivers were twice as likely to smoke and twice as likely to be obese, as the general US adult working population. While the average American lifespan is 78, the average lifespan for truckers is only 61.   Living a healthy life on the road […]