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Chemo vs. Taste Buds: The Culinary Side Effects of Cancer

When my dad was diagnosed with Stage IV Colorectal cancer in May of 2012, the last thing our family wanted to give up was our favorite pastime: eating. But chemotherapy does more to the appetite than cause nausea; it affects the way things feel and taste. Rather than let his treatments kick us in the palate, we problem-solved ways to […]

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Summertime Family Camps: Time Together, Memories Forever

My family is fun, silly, loving and, well, crazy–but in the best sense possible. Like many families, we have our own challenges and life situations to work through. My big brother has cerebral palsy. You probably wouldn’t know it if you looked at him–he is affected most in his cognitive abilities. Though he is 37, he is unable to understand […]

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Helping Families Understand Palliative Care – Part I

As a doctor at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, I’ve seen firsthand the enormous impact that caring for someone with a serious medical condition can have on a caregiver’s daily life—from managing medications to dealing with physical and emotional stress. I’m also a palliative care specialist and it’s one of my goals to help patients and caregivers understand what […]

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Transitioning into Adulthood with Autism: Taylor’s Story

In recognition of autism awareness month, we wanted to share some of our staff’s personal experiences with their children’s lives with autism. In this post, Kelly shares her son Taylor’s transition into adulthood and his autism effects it. For the first five years of his life, Taylor had developed typically. He talked earlier than most, he was social and generally a happy […]

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Adjusting to Autism: When Your Normal Isn’t Other People’s Normal

In honor of autism awareness month, we wanted to share some of our staff’s personal experiences with their children’s lives with autism. In this post, Darla shares how her son, David, was diagnosed with autism and the impact on which it has had in their lives. “…they say special needs start at birth, but it didn’t happen that way for […]

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