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July 2013

The average general health article on pancreatic cancer states flatly that there are no early symptoms of pancreatic cancer. People diagnosed with pancreatic cancer are typically already in the advanced stage of the disease by the time it's caught, and the typical...

Whether you're celebrating National Grandparents Day (September 8, 2013) or running a Grandparents Day event at another time of the year, getting started by encouraging participation is the first step.It's a first step that can lead to many other, bigger steps: increasing overall...

For nurses who make their living in the US, it’s no secret that the current economic conditions will make it difficult for families to stretch their entertainment dollars this summer. People will think twice about leaving home for that trip to the beach or to...

When I tell people I work for the National Aphasia Association, I usually get a blank look. Then, when I describe the condition, over and over again I hear, "Oh my father had that. He couldn't talk after his stroke. I didn't...

Animal lovers have always known it. Now health researchers are confirming it: animals are good for your health.Just 10 minutes of physical interaction with a beloved pet can lower blood pressure and increase finger temperature—both clear signs of relaxation—according to a number of research...

It shouldn't surprise anyone that sensitive family dynamics can be one of the most challenging aspects of care giving for an elder, given the tremendous financial, physical, and emotional demands involved.This doesn't mean that family squabbles are inevitable. In fact, if managed...

Summer is the time when most of us bring out our swimwear and hit the beach to beat the rising temperatures and searing heat of summer. Well it's also the right time to shed few pounds as well! However instead of going...

Nurses who have left nursing for one or more years may be faced with the decision to complete a refresher program. Refresher programs are time consuming and can be costly, so thoughtful consideration is appropriate. I know of two nurses who attended...

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