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Keep Calm and Rock On—Despite Cancer

“I won’t give you up mom; you can be my mom forever.” Those were the words of my then three-year-old as we cuddled before bed on August 11, 2013. I held back the tears because I didn’t want to upset her. My three- and four-year-old daughters weren’t aware that I was diagnosed with advanced Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma just three days before. […]

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The Good in Give and Take

Humans are not meant to go it alone. Science is finding evidence that we may be wired for close companionship, built to connect with and care for one another. Study after study shows not only that too much solitude hurts us, but also that offering and receiving support bring emotional and physical benefits. It is good to receive. Researchers have […]

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5 Easy Tips for Heat Safety in Your Community

Red Cross Disaster Health Services Manager Mary Casey-Lockyer is the expert in being ready for anything. Read on for her heat safety suggestions for making sure everyone in your community is keeping their cool during end-of-summer heat waves. When you hear that a heat warning is in effect, your first inclination is to lock up inside. But Mary suggests that […]

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Music Therapy, Fine-Tuned for Transformations

I have been told by people, “You have the best job” and “How wonderful it is you do this.” But more often, I am told “I have never heard of Music Therapy.” Music Therapy is the use of music by a board certified Music Therapist to achieve nonmusical goals. For example, children may learn academic skills through singing songs. Individuals […]

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Resilience Technology: Gaming Our Way to Better Health

Kids with cancer: It might feel like a hopeless situation. But in the third of a three-part series on resilience, Fred Dillon, Director of Product Development at HopeLab, tells us about how giving these kids a sense of control can actually improve their chances of recovery. When bad things happen to us, we often feel powerless to change them. Our […]

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