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On the Edge: An Excerpt from the Bestseller

Adventurer, explorer, mountaineer and author of the New York Times bestseller On the Edge, Alison Levine was the team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, and has completed the Adventure Grand Slam – climbing the 7 Summits (highest peak on each continent) and skiing to both Poles, a particularly noteworthy accomplishment given she has had three heart surgeries plus suffers from […]

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Ready, Set, Summer: Disaster Preparedness

July is Disaster Preparedness Month! Red Cross Disaster Health Services Manager Mary Casey-Lockyer is the expert in being ready for anything. Read on for her suggestions about what to keep in mind during summer’s severe weather season, especially if someone in your home is suffering from a health condition that limits their mobility. Summertime is a season of picnics and […]

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Creating Hope Together: Surround PTSD with Support

The effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are significant: someone suffering from the disorder feels stressed and frightened, even when there is no threat or danger. But researcher Dr. Steffany J. Fredman of Pennsylvania State University has zeroed in on how the effects of PTSD also can extend to loved ones. Through her research, she’s identified important ways that friends, […]

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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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Why Resilience Technology: Social Connections and Individual Health

Having a tight-night group of friends and family does more than make you feel good—it actually can improve your health. In the second of a three-part series on resilience technology, Fred Dillon, Director of Product Development at HopeLab, shares research on how healthy social connections impacts individual lives. Healthy Social Rewards Feeling deeply connected to others puts us on a […]

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