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A support system is composed of a person or people that you can trust and rely on.  You can have a support system in many different areas of your life.  Support systems can be in school, work, family, friendships, extracurricular activities, counselors and more.  Having...

The month of May is dedicated to promoting awareness about mental health.  Whether you have personal experience with it or maybe it has affected someone you love, mental health is something we all should care about.  Of the many challenges we face throughout our lives,...

January is recognized as birth defects prevention month to help spread information about prevention and prenatal care.  According to the March of Dimes, one out of every 33 babies born in the United States is born with a birth defect.  A birth defect is a...

There are medical specialists for the heart, the skin, cancers, child health, the respiratory tract, the nervous system and much more.  Geriatrics is a medical specialty that focuses on the healthcare of those who are aging.  As all of us age and as many are...

March 11th through March 17th is 2018‘s Patient Safety Awareness week. This week is dedicated to focusing on improving patient safety and recognizing that we can all play a part in this effort. According to the Campaign for Patient Safety 4 out of 10 Americans report to have...

We love to read heartwarming stories about devoted caregivers and thriving seniors. When we look at seniors who are well cared for, we think, “Of course – that’s the way it should be.”Unfortunately, the good stories don’t tell the whole tale of senior care in...

Like schoolyard bullying, workplace bullying involves a real or perceived imbalance of power and repetition of negative behavior. The behavior can be overt, such as yelling or threatening, or it can be more insidious and passive, like refusing to cooperate or perform...

Younger people can spring back from a fall. But for elders, taking a spill can lead to broken bones and trigger a domino effect of health problems and decline.According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), every 18 seconds, an older...

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...

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